Diplomats Finish Out Regular Season on the Road

Diplomats Finish Out Regular Season on the Road

Match 26
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
F&M at STE| Pikesville | 7:00 PM
Series Record: Stevenson Leads 2-1
Streak: STE +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 3, 2009
Last STE Victory: 3-1, Oct. 17, 2015
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Match 27
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
F&M at Johns Hopkins | Baltimore | 1:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 25-18
Streak: JHU +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Nov. 5, 2014
Last JHU Victory: 3-0, Oct. 5, 2016
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Series History: Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team (16-9, 7-2 CC) opens the week traveling to No. 25 Stevenson for the final non-conference match of the season. Stevenson owns the slight advantage, with the last F&M win coming in 2009.

The Diplomats travel to Johns Hopkins on Saturday for the final regular season match. Though F&M owns the overall series advantage, Hopkins has the edge at 8-5 when playing in Baltimore. 

CC Playoff Picture: Currently Hopkins holds the top spot in the Conference, followed by Muhlenberg and then F&M. Swarthmore places fourth, with Gettysburg, McDaniel, and Haverford fighting for the fifth spot. 

F&M can clinch a first-round bye with a win and a Swarthmore loss or two Garnet losses.

Last Week: The Diplomats started the week hosting Muhlenberg on Wednesday. The Mules won the match 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 20-25).

Grace Polisano led the offense with a double-double of 11 kills, 11 digs, and four service aces. Barbara Kapustin set the pace 13 kills, eight digs, and one ace. Grace Maggiore tallied 40 assists and nine digs. Senior libero Shae Murphy recorded a team-high 15 digs on the night. 

To read a full recap, click here.

F&M traveled to Juniata on Friday for two tough non-conference matches against the host Eagles and Susquehanna. 

The Diplomats fell to Susquehanna 3-0 25-15, 25-12, 25-22) and Juniata 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-22).

To read a recap of both matches, click here. 

F&M hosted Bryn Mawr on Saturday for Homecoming and senior day where the Diplomats honored seniors Murphy, Cassie Garison, and Dani Skelly. F&M took the match 3-0 (25-8, 25-11, 25-13).

Casey Morrow and Kapustin led the offense with nine kills apiece and also both tallied four digs. Murphy led the defense with seven digs. Skelly had nine assists, six kills, and two aces. Garison ended the day with four kills, two aces, and two digs. 

For a full recap, click here.

Among CC Leaders: Polisano's 244 kills on the year is good for eighth among other CC players. Maggiore ranks fourth, averaging 8.92 assists per set. Christine Yoo and Maggiore rank third and sixth in hitting percentage with an average of .304 and .295, respectively.  

Milestone Watch: Garison ranks in the program's top-25 for all-time kills, placing 22nd with 567.  Polisano cracked the top-25 in the same category, now ranking 23rd with 511. Jen Power '97 leads the category with 1,540. Maggiore now ranks 10th in career assists with 803. Mary Kate Boland 01' leads the category with 4,012.

Garison's 134 block assists is good for fifth in program history; she also ranks 12th with 162 total blocks. Yoo breaks the top-20 for block assists, placing 20th with 84, and also ranks 20th with 102 total blocks. Stacy Dunchick '00 leads with 369 total blocks.