Series History: Franklin & Marshall hosts Johns Hopkins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday for the only Centennial Conference (CC) match of the week. The Diplomats own a 25-17 advantage in the all-time series, but last season's showdown went to the Blue Jays on Oct. 7.
F&M returns to the court on Saturday for a trimatch with Stockton and Cabrini. The Diplomats will take on Stockton at 12:00 p.m. in the first match of the day, looking to cut into the Ospreys' 6-3 series lead and snap a five-match winless streak dating back to 2007.
The final match of the day will feature Cabrini and F&M at 4:00 p.m. The Diplomats own a 9-4 edge in the previous 13 meetings, but dropped a 3-0 decision to the Cavaliers last season.
Wed., Sept. 28 at Haverford: W, 3-1 | Recap
Among the Leaders: Allison Edelstein continues to lead the CC in assists per set, averaging 9.64. Her seven-ace effort on Saturday against Bryn Mawr also has her in the top 10 of service aces per set, where she is tied for eighth at .48.
Freshman middle hitter Christine Yoo jumped back up to second in the conference with a .309 hitting percentage after a strong week. Her .80 blocks per set are fifth in the conference.
Mary Leneweaver's defensive play continues to fill the stat sheet, as her 258 digs are good for fourth in the Centennial. Her average of 4.61 digs per set is sixth.
Ellie Ezekiel also finds herself in the CC's top 10, as her 152 kills give her the seventh-highest total in the conference.
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Milestone Watch: Now just four digs shy of her 1,000th, Ezekiel is poised to become just the sixth player in program history to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. Already one of just 10 players to reach 1,000 kills, her career total of 1,106 is ninth in program history, while her 996 career digs are good for 17th in the F&M record books.
Already the winningest coach in F&M program history, head coach Mary Kate Boland is also climbing the rankings within the Centennial. She ranks second all-time with 107 wins in CC action, a record held by ex-McDaniel coach Carole Molloy with 110.