Diplomats Head to LVC for 2019 Opener - Week 1 Game Notes

Diplomats Head to LVC for 2019 Opener - Week 1 Game Notes

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Game 1
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
F&M at Lebanon Valley | Annville | 5:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 30-1-1
Streak: F&M +16
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Sept. 1, 2018
Last LVC Victory: 1-0, Oct. 10, 1989

Series History

The Diplomats hold a 16-game winning streak over the Dutchmen - good for their longest active streak against an opponent. Since F&M's run against LVC began in 1990, the Diplomats' have outscored the Dutchmen by a staggering 49-9 margin. 

Record Book Watch

Connor Whitacre is tied for seventh in program history in career game-winning goals with five, while teammate Robert Maze is close behind in 11th with four. Ben Beaver '14 tops the list with 20 in his career. 

Goalkeeper Christopher Amoruso broke the top-10 for career shutouts and now places sixth with 10. Zach Zamek '10 holds the record with 25. He has also accumulated 16 wins in his career, a mark which places ninth. Zamek also holds that record with 41. 

In the Polls

The Diplomats enter 2019 as the nation's No. 17 ranked team according to the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll. Johns Hopkins also represents the CC at No. 22, while Haverford received votes. Complete Poll.

CC Home Win Streak

The Diplomats haven't dropped a Centennial game at home since Oct. 31, 2015, holding an 11-0-3 record in their previous 14 Conference contests in Lancaster.

Closing in on 200

Entering his 18th season at the helm of F&M's program, head coach Dan Wagner is just four victories shy of reaching 200 career wins. 

He holds a 196-86-41 overall record and became the program's all-time wins leader in 2012. Only four other coaches in the history of the CC reached the 200-victory milestone, with the leader being Johns Hopkins' Matt Smith with 240. 

A Record Streak

F&M's six-consecutive NCAA Tournament bids is a record streak unmatched in the history of the Centennial Conference (CC). The Diplomats hold an 11-6 playoff record during that time span, including a 7-1 record in Lancaster.