No. 13 F&M Hosting Pair of Contests – Week 4 Game Notes

No. 13 F&M Hosting Pair of Contests – Week 4 Game Notes

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Game 6
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
No. 13 F&M vs. No. 16 Stevens | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 3-2
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 9, 2018
Last STE Victory: 1-0, Oct. 3, 2017

Game 7
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
No. 13 F&M vs. Muhlenberg | Lancaster | 3:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 34-29-6
Streak: F&M +4
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Sept. 16, 2017
Last MC Victory: 1-0, Sept. 28, 2013

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall, ranked No. 13 in the nation, is set to meet with No. 16 Stevens for just the sixth time in program history and the fourth consecutive year. The Diplomats won three out of the last four matchups and have outscored the Ducks by a 7-3 margin during that span.

The matchup with Muhlenberg goes back to 1948 and has been dominated by F&M as of late. The Diplomats are unbeaten in five consecutive games, with the Mules last win occurring in 2013. Muhlenberg hasn't won in Lancaster since 2009. 

Last Week

F&M cruised to a perfect 2-0 record last week, downing rival Elizabethtown in the annual Smith-Herr Boot game on Wednesday by a 4-1 score, before shutting out Scranton 1-0 on Saturday.

Against Elizabethtown, Alex Lalovic tallied two markers in the 51st and 55th minutes as the Diplomats outshot the Blue Jays by an 18-13 margin. Recap.

On Saturday, Carl Friedrich's 21st-minute score was more than enough for F&M's stout defense in the team's second shutout of 2019. Recap.

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 12. Zach Zamek '10 holds the record with 25. He has accumulated 20 wins in his career as well, a mark which places seventh. Zamek also holds that record with 41.  

In the Polls

F&M dropped one spot to No. 13 in the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 National Poll. Johns Hopkins is the Centennial's highest-ranked team at No. 3, while Swarthmore received votes. Tufts tops the list at No. 1. Complete poll

In the weekly poll, the Diplomats moved up five spots to No. 13. 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.  

Reaching a Milestone 

With a 1-0 shutout of Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 14th, head coach Dan Wagner reached the 200-win milestone for his career. 

Wagner became the program's all-time wins leader in 2012 and is one of only five coaches in the history of the CC to reach the 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.