Diplomats Travel to Swarthmore Before Hosting Trimatch

Diplomats Travel to Swarthmore Before Hosting Trimatch
Match 16
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore, Pa. | 7:30 p.m.
Series History: F&M leads 38-4
Streak: F&M +26
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 16, 2013
Last SWAT Victory: 1989
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Match 17
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
F&M vs. Ursinus | Lancaster, Pa. | 12:00 p.m.
Series History: F&M leads 39-2
Streak: F&M +29
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Sept. 21, 2013
Last UC Victory: 1988
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Match 18
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
F&M vs. Muskingum | Lancaster, Pa. | 4:00 p.m.
Series History: Muskingum leads 2-1
Streak: Muskingum +1
Last F&M Victory: 1997
Last MU Victory: 3-0, Sept. 7, 2008
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Series History: F&M returns to Centennial Conference (CC) action when the Diplomats travel to Swarthmore on Wednesday. F&M holds a strong 38-4 record against the Garnet, included 26 straight wins.

On Saturday, the Diplomats host Ursinus and Muskingum in a trimatch. F&M holds a dominant 39-2 mark against the Bears, including 29 consecutive victories. The Fighting Muskies lead 2-1 against the Diplomats, with Muskingum taking the most recent match, 3-0, on Sept. 7, 2008.

Last Week: F&M finished with a 2-3 record last week, including wins over Salisbury and Cortland St. at the ASICS Invitational hosted by Juniata.

After falling to Muhlenberg 3-2 in a thrilling CC opener, the Diplomats traveled to Juniata to participate in the ASICS Invitational. On Saturday, F&M prevailed against the Seagulls 3-2 as Julie Harvey recorded a match-high 17 kills, while Emily Gerard added 13 and Jaclyn Laforgia 12.

Against the Red Dragons, the Diplomats cruised to a 3-0 sweep. Gerard paced the offense with eight kills, while Caroline Hubbard added 18 helpers and Parys Zambas compiled 11 digs.

Last Time We Met Swarthmore: F&M swept Swarthmore 3-0 on Oct. 16, 2013.

Ellie Ezekiel led the offense with 15 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. Hubbard assisted on 37 points while also collecting nine digs and a pair of service aces for the Diplomats.

Last Time We Met Ursinus: With a 3-1 triumph over Ursinus on Sept. 21, 2013, F&M coach Mary Kate Boland captured the 200th win of her career, joining Steve Coulson as the only coaches in the history of the program to reach the 200-win plateau.

In the match, Harvey delivered a strong performance in the front of the net, registering 17 kills and a .412 hitting percentage, while Alyssa Sanchez led the team with 20 digs.

Hubbard's Climb: After tallying 156 assists last week, Hubbard moved into fourth on F&M's all-time list with 2877 helpers. The next player she will try to catch is Jamie Cardman (1994-97) who has 3433 total assists. Hubbard also moved up to T-11th with 149 service aces. Stacy Dunchick (1996-99) is in 10th with 159.