Game 4 Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 F&M at Oneonta St. | Oneonta, N.Y. | 4:00 p.m. Series Record: F&M leads 1-0 Streak: F&M +1 Last F&M Victory: 2-1, Aug. 31, 2012 Last OSU Victory: N/A Live Stats | Video
Series History: F&M will compete in a pair of contests this weekend at the Mayor's Cup Tournament hosted by Oneonta St. The Diplomats open up play against No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday at 1:00 p.m., before taking on the host Red Dragons, ranked No. 24 in the country, on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Last Week: F&M began its 2013 campaign with a pair of 2-0 victories over Medaille and Utica at home. The Diplomats scored all of their goals in the second half, with Ben Beaver tallying the game-winner in both contests and a duo of freshmen, Connor Finn and Gabriel Boni, adding the other scores.
The Diplomats limited the two squads to a total of just 12 shots throughout the contests, with goalkeeper T.J. White posting the eighth and ninth shutout wins of his career. To watch video highlights of F&M's first week of action, click here.
Mayor's Cup Tournament: F&M will be up against a loaded field of teams this weekend. The Diplomats will face off against nationally ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 9) and Oneonta St. (No. 24), while No. 1 and defending national champion Messiah will also be competing.
In the Rankings: The Diplomats currently hold down the sixth spot in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings. The top-10 of the regional rankings is full of CC squads, with Haverford (No. 2), Dickinson (No. 3), and Swarthmore (No. 4) each ahead of the Diplomats after week one.
Player of the Week: David Rosenfeld was named Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last week. The honor marked the second career CC weekly honor for Rosenfeld, who also earned the accolade on Nov. 1 of the 2011 campaign. Rosenfeld, a junior captain, anchored an F&M defense that posted two shutouts and held its opponents to a total of just 12 shots in last week's victories.
Record Book Watch: Fans of Diplomat soccer will need to keep a close eye on the record books this season, largely due to Ben Beaver. Beaver's two goals over the opening weekend moves him into a third-place tie with Brandon Corday '07 in career goals (34), and into fifth place all-time in points (76). The senior forward also holds the career record for game-winning goals with 15.