No. 5 Diplomats Celebrate Senior Day Saturday – Week 9 Game Notes

No. 5 Diplomats Celebrate Senior Day Saturday – Week 9 Game Notes

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Game 15
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
No. 5 F&M vs. McDaniel | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 30-14-1
Streak: F&M +10
Last F&M Victory: 5-0, Oct. 3, 2018
Last MCD Victory: 3-1, Sept. 17, 2008

Game 16
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2019
No. 5 F&M vs. Bryn Mawr | Lancaster | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 24-0-2
Streak: F&M +24
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 20, 2018
Last BMC Victory: N/A

Series History

The No. 5 Diplomats begin their week hosting McDaniel on Wednesday night in F&M's annual Pink Game. F&M has dominated on both sides of the ball during the current 10-game winning streak over the Green Terror that dates back to 2009. The Diplomats have outscored McDaniel 43-6 overall over that span, with a 3.7 average scoring margin in that time.

F&M will have Senior Day on Saturday ahead of a 1:00 p.m. game against Bryn Mawr. The Diplomats took a 7-0 win against the Owls as recently as 2017, but Bryn Mawr is currently 6-1 within the CC and held F&M to just one goal last season.

Playoff Outlook

F&M enters the week tied with Johns Hopkins atop the Centennial Conference (CC) at 7-0. Bryn Mawr is one game back at 6-1 CC with Ursinus just one game further back at 5-2 CC to round out the top four teams in the Conference.

Pink Game

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the F&M field hockey team will be wearing pink socks on Wednesday night to show their support for those affected by breast cancer. The team asks that you support the National Foundation for cancer research by considering a donation to this great cause.  

Senior Day

Prior to the start of Saturday's contest, the Diplomats will honor their seven-member senior class of Erin Coverdale, Colleen Francis, Melissa Gula, Caitlin Morrissey, Claire Murphy, Michaela Nicholas, and Katie O'Loughlin.

Last Week

F&M picked up a 3-0 victory over Gettysburg Wednesday on Tylus Field. Darby Klopp scored twice in the contest. Recap.

The Diplomats traveled to Washington College on Saturday, taking another 3-0 victory behind two more Darby Klopp goals, remaining unbeaten within the Conference. Recap.

Paige Earns Defensive POTW

Ellie Paige was named CC Defensive Player of the Week after helping F&M to a pair of shutout victories and tallying a key defensive save against Gettysburg. She also scored her first collegiate goal against the Bullets.

Among the Leaders (CC)

Lily Mynott leads the CC in scoring with 19 goals and 42 points, both first in the Conference.

Erin Coverdale is first in the CC with 100 total shot attempts, with Mynott in second with 65 entering this week. Coverdale is also fifth in the Conference in assists with six entering this week.

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

Among the Leaders (NCAA)

Through Oct. 20, Lily Mynott's 1.36 goals per game place her eighth in the NCAA.

Christina Seery is third in the NCAA with a goals-against-average of 0.580.

Polls 

F&M was selected as the No. 5 team in all of Division III in the seventh NFHCA poll of the regular season after also being ranked No. 5 last week. Three Centennial Conference teams received votes in the national rankings: No. 5 F&M, No. 9 Johns Hopkins, and No. 1 Ursinus. The next poll is set to debut on Tuesday, Oct. 29. 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 22 career assists, tied for fifth in program history, and is two away from entering the top-three 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 36 career goals, tied for 11th in F&M history. Three 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.