Diplomats Host Green Terror in CC First Round

Diplomats Host Green Terror in CC First Round

Match 28
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
No. 4 F&M vs. No. 5 McDaniel | Lancaster | 7:00 PM
Series Record: McD Leads 33-28
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 4, 2017
Last McD Victory: 3-1, Nov. 4, 2015
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Franklin & Marshall's 7-3 Centennial Conference (CC) record earned the Diplomats a berth in the CC Tournament for the 10th consecutive season, a streak that is unmatched among Conference opponents. F&M, the tournaments No. 4 seed, begins its quest for a seventh CC Title on Wednesday, hosting fifth-seeded McDaniel for a 7:00 p.m. first-round match.

Series History: In a close series, the Green Terror own the edge 33-28, but the Diplomats have won the last two contests, including this year's regular-season match by a 3-1 score on Oct. 4.

Last Week

Thurs., Oct. 26 at Stevenson: L, 3-0 | Recap 

Sat., Oct. 28 at Johns Hopkins: L, 3-0 | Recap

CC Tournament History: This season marks F&M's 17th CC Tournament appearance with the Diplomats missing the playoffs just three times since 1997. The Diplomats have collected three tournament titles, with their last title coming in 2014. F&M's tournament record stands at 15-14 overall and 3-2 in the first round.

Path to the Title 

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Lancaster, Pa.

            First Round – No. 4 Franklin & Marshall vs. No. 5 McDaniel, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4 - Baltimore, Md.

            Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5, 1:00 p.m.

            Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5 - Baltimore, Md.

            Final – Semifinal Winners, 1:00 p.m.

Championship Weekend Information: Parking and driving directions for this weekend's semifinal and championship matches in Baltimore can be found here.

Among CC Leaders: Christine Yoo leads the conference in hitting percentage (.318) and Grace Maggiore ranks eighth in the same category with an average of .276. Maggiore's 8.60 assists per set are good for fifth in the conference.  

Milestone Watch: Cassie Garison ranks in the program's top-25 for all-time kills, placing 22nd with 569.  Grace Polisano cracked the top-25 in the same category, now ranking 23rd with 514. Jen Power '97 leads the category with 1,540. Maggiore now ranks 10th in career assists with 815. Mary Kate Boland 01' leads the category with 4,012. 

Garison's 136 block assists are good for fifth in program history and her 28 solo blocks place her tied for 23rd; she also ranks 12th with 164 total blocks. Yoo breaks the top-20 for block assists, placing 20th with 85, and also ranks 20th with 103 total blocks. Stacy Dunchick '00 leads with 369 total blocks.