No. 8 Diplomats Prep for Catholic and Ursinus – Week 7 Game Notes

No. 8 Diplomats Prep for Catholic and Ursinus – Week 7 Game Notes

Season Links 

Game 11
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
No. 8 F&M vs. Catholic | Manheim | 7:00 PM

Live Stats

Series Record: F&M Leads 6-5
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Sept. 1, 2004
Last CU Victory: 3-0, Oct. 25, 2003

Game 12
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
No. 8 F&M at No. 11 Ursinus | Collegeville | 12:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: UC Leads 27-10
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Oct. 6, 2018
Last UC Victory: 2-1, Nov. 6, 2016

Series History

The No. 8 Diplomats begin their week with a Wednesday night match against Catholic at Spooky Nook sports complex in Manheim, Pa. F&M and the Cardinals played each other every year from 1994-2004, but this is the first matchup since then. The Diplomats and Cardinals split the last six games against one another, 3-3, since 1999, and have each scored 10 goals across those six games.

F&M travels to Collegeville for a 12:00 p.m. game with No. 11 Ursinus on Saturday. The Diplomats have taken the last three games over the Bears, along with five of the last seven games dating back to 2015. Over that span, F&M has outscored Ursinus 13-8, including three goals in each of the last three contests.

Spooky Nook Sports

F&M plays at Spooky Nook sports complex in Manheim, Pa. this Wednesday, the largest indoor sports complex in the United States. Spooky Nook is the site of this year's NCAA Division III Championship and the home of USA Field Hockey. For more information on Spooky Nook, click here.

Last Week

F&M suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday night to Messiah. The Diplomats nearly came back from an early 2-0 deficit but ultimately fell short in the 3-2 defeat. Recap.

The Diplomats bounced-back with an exciting 3-1 win over Swarthmore on Saturday. Lily Mynott, Darby Klopp, and Melissa Gula each tallied a goal to help F&M remain unbeaten in Conference play. Recap.

Among the Leaders (CC)

Lily Mynott leads the CC in scoring with 14 goals and 31 points, both first in the Conference.

F&M puts more pressure on opposing goalkeepers than anyone in the CC, leading the Conference with 204 shot attempts and 25.5 shot attempts per game. Erin Coverdale is first in the CC with 81 total shot attempts, with Mynott in second with 54 entering this week.

The Diplomats have allowed the fewest goals in the Conference, surrendering just eight.

Among the Leaders (NCAA)

Through Oct. 1st, F&M has the sixth-most penalty corners with 12.38 per game.

Lily Mynott's 1.50 goals per game is good for third in the NCAA.

Christina Seery is second in the NCAA with 0.390 goals-against average.

Polls 

F&M was selected as the No. 8 team in all of Division III in the fifth NFHCA poll of the regular season, moving up one spot from last week's poll. Three Centennial Conference teams received votes in the national rankings: No. 8 F&M, No. 10 Johns Hopkins, and No. 11 Ursinus. The next poll is set to debut on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Complete Poll.

Record Book Watch

Erin Coverdale has 51 career goals and is fourth in program history. She is three away from becoming the record-holder. Coverdale has 20 career assists, tied for sixth in program history, and is two away from moving into a tie for fifth in program history.

Caitlin Morrissey has six penalty stroke conversions in her career, which is second in program history. The F&M record is 10 (Annie Horsley '18).

Lily Mynott has scored 31 career goals, 13th in F&M history. Eight more goals will put her into the top-10 in program history.

Coverdale Breaks Game-Winner Record

Erin Coverdale broke the F&M record for career game-winners when she notched her 15th and 16th career game-winners against Lebanon Valley (9/11) and Mary Washington (9/14), passing Sydney Cole '18.