Field Hockey Hits the Road for Season Opener at Elizabethtown – Week 1 Game Notes

Field Hockey Hits the Road for Season Opener at Elizabethtown – Week 1 Game Notes

Season Links 

Game 1
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
F&M at Elizabethtown | Elizabethtown | 4:30 PM 

Live Stats

Series Record: F&M Leads 25-20-3
Streak: F&M +5
Last F&M Victory: 2017 (3-0 at home)
Last MW Victory: 2012 (2-1 at Elizabethtown)

Series History

Franklin & Marshall opens 2019 at Elizabethtown on Friday.  The Diplomats and Blue Jays did not face off in 2018 after playing against each other every year since 2003 (14 years). F&M has owned the matchup in recent history. The Diplomats have won the last five matches, seven of the last eight, and 12 of the last 14 matchups against Elizabethtown (12-2 since 2003).

Polls

F&M was selected as the No. 10 team in all of Division III in the NFHCA preseason poll, after finishing as the No. 11 team in the country in the NFHCA poll last season. Complete Poll.

The Diplomats were selected to finish second in the CC in the 2019 Centennial Conference Field Hockey Preseason Poll. Johns Hopkins was selected to repeat as CC Champions, receiving 99 total points, including eight first-place votes. F&M received the remaining three first-place votes (93 total points) after falling to JHU in the CC Championship last season. Complete Poll.

Record Book Watch

Erin Coverdale is second in program history with 14 career game-winning goals. She is just one behind Sydney Cole '18 as the program leader. Coverdale has 45 career goals and is tied for sixth in program history. She is two goals away from entering the top-five.

Caitlin Morrissy has six penalty stroke conversions in her career. The F&M record is 10 (Annie Horsley '18).