No. 4 F&M Continues Non-Conference Play – Week 2 Game Notes

No. 4 F&M Continues Non-Conference Play – Week 2 Game Notes

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Game 3
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
No. 4 F&M vs. FDU-Florham | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last FDU Victory: N/A

Game 4
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
No. 4 F&M at Mary Washington | Fredericksburg, Va. | 1:00 PM

Live Stats

Series Record: MW leads 9-6
Streak: MW +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Sept. 10, 2016
Last MW Victory: 3-2, Sept. 9, 2017

Series History: The Diplomats (2-0) host the Red Devils for the first meeting on Wednesday in Lancaster before taking on the Eagles for the 16th meeting. Mary Washington holds a slight 9-6 edge against F&M.

Last Game Against Mary Washington: F&M dropped a hard-fought 3-2 loss to Mary Washington early last season. After an early goal from the Eagles, both teams traded scores with Mary Washington gaining the final edge.  

Annie Horsley tallied two goals on three shots. Ilianna Santangelo came away with four saves.

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Last Week: The Diplomats opened the 2018 season with a 2-0 record to take home the title at the Connie Harnum Classic hosted by Susquehanna. F&M first delivered a 1-0 OT victory over No. 14 Kean with Erin Coverdale notching the game-winner in the 75th minute.  

Santangelo recorded nine saves, including a diving save to her left on a penalty stroke with less than two minutes in regulation to force overtime.

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The Diplomats defeated the host Susquehanna 3-0 on Saturday. Coverdale tallied two more goals off passes from Emma Durantine and Emily Nagle while Caitlin Morrissey put away a penalty stroke in the 24th minute.

F&M dominated shots 17-1 and penalty corners 9-1. 

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In the Rankings: The Diplomats open the season ranked No. 4 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Poll after making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1983 last year. Reigning Champion, Middlebury, was picked to finish first, followed by last year's finalist Messiah. The College of New Jersey took the third spot.

The full top-20 list can be found here.

CC POTW: Erin Coverdale and Ilianna Santangelo were named the Centennial Conference (CC) Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, announced by the league office on Tuesday. The honor is the third in Coverdale's career and fourth in Santangelo's.  

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Milestone Watch: With two wins on the year, Santangelo sits second in program history with 48, needing only two more to tie all-time leader Avery Koep '14.