Surging Diplomats Ready to Battle Dickinson, Swarthmore – Week 6 Game Notes

Surging Diplomats Ready to Battle Dickinson, Swarthmore – Week 6 Game Notes

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Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
No. 4 F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 40-22-8
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SC leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012

Series History

Franklin & Marshall, who moved up to No. 4 in the latest coaches poll, enters the week with an 8-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference (CC) record and a seven-match winning streak on the year. A pair of crucial CC games are ahead for the Diplomats when F&M hosts Dickinson on Wednesday and travels to Swarthmore on Saturday. 

Against Dickinson, F&M has won each of the last three matchups and haven't dropped a game to the Red Devils at home since 2015. The series against Swarthmore has also been uneven as of late with the Diplomats heading into action riding a seven-contest unbeaten streak against the Garnet dating back to 2012. 

Last Week

F&M picked up a pair of quality 2-1 wins last week after downing Wm. Paterson at home on Wednesday and taking down Haverford on the road Saturday. 

Alex Lalovic buried a feed from Shay Adamson in the 105th minute to deliver F&M a thrilling 2OT victory over Wm. Paterson. Shots were heavily in F&M's favor at 34-5, including a 9-0 edge in overtime. Kopacz led the effort with eight shots. Recap. Video Highlights

The Diplomats snapped a 25-match CC unbeaten streak at home for Haverford with second-half goals from Shay Adamson (50th) and Alex Lalovic (56th) to upend the rival Fords. Recap

Among the Leaders

A.J. Kopacz is tied for fifth among CC leaders with five goals on the season, while his 11 points rank ninth.

Amoruso is second among all Centennial goalkeeper with a 0.55 goals-against average while his .800 save percentage places fifth. 

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 13. Zach Zamek '10 holds the record with 25. He has accumulated 24 wins in his career as well, a mark which places sixth. Zamek also holds that record with 41. 

In the Poll 

F&M continued its ascent up the rankings, moving up two more spots to No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 National Poll. Johns Hopkins is the Centennial's next highest-ranked team at No. 7, while Haverford fell out of the top-25. Tufts tops the list at No. 1. The Diplomats remained at the number one spot in the Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings, and are ahead of Johns Hopkins and Catholic. Complete poll.

In the D3soccer.com weekly poll, the Diplomats moved up three spots to No. 6. Complete poll

A Flair for the Dramatic

F&M has risen to the occasion in extra minutes this season and is now a perfect 3-0 in overtime contests. 

CC Home Win Streak

The Diplomats haven't dropped a Centennial game at home since Oct. 31, 2015, holding a 13-0-3 record in their previous 16 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.

Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 41-22-9
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SWAT leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012

Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 41-22-9
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SWAT leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012

Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 41-22-9
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SWAT leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012

Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 41-22-9
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SWAT leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012

Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 41-22-9
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SWAT leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012

 

 

Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 41-22-9
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Nov. 26, 2018
Last DC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 29, 2016

Game 11
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: SWAT leads 38-29-6
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2017
Last SC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2012