No. 6 F&M Squares Off with CC Rival – NCAA Final Four Game Notes

No. 6 F&M Squares Off with CC Rival – NCAA Final Four Game Notes

Complete Bracket | Tournament Homepage | Complete Game Notes

Season Links 

Spooky Nook Sports Complex
75 Champ Blvd
Manheim, Pa. 17545
Directions

Saturday, Nov. 23 – Spooky Nook Sports | Manheim, Pa.
No. 6 F&M vs. No. 5 Johns Hopkins – 11:00 a.m.
Video | Live Stats

No. 2 Middlebury vs. No. 3 Salisbury – 2:00 p.m.
Video | Live Stats

Sunday, Nov. 24 – Spooky Nook Sports | Manheim, Pa.
MCAA Division III National Championship – 1:00 p.m.
Video | Live Stats

Against the Field

No. 5 Johns Hopkins
Series Record: JHU Leads 24-15-1
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Oct. 27, 2018
Last JHU Victory: 2-1, Nov. 9, 2019

No. 2 Middlebury
Series Record: MIDD leads 3-0
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last MIDD Victory: 2-1, Nov. 17, 2017

No. 3 Salisbury
Series Record: SAL Leads 2-0-1
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last SAL Victory: 3-0, Nov. 8, 1992

F&M in the NCAA Tournament

Franklin & Marshall (19-3) is in the NCAA postseason for the 13th time and the sixth consecutive year. The Diplomats' highest finish in the Tournament came in 1981 when F&M fell to Trenton State 2-0 in the Championship game. F&M has made five semifinal appearances and owns a 16-12 overall record in the Tournament. F&M last qualified for the Final Four in 2017, falling to Middlebury, 2-1, in overtime.

Series History

The Diplomats have faced Johns Hopkins twice already this season, falling by one goal in both games. Most recently, F&M was downed by a 2-1 score in the Centennial Conference (CC) Finals by the Blue Jays.

F&M last faced Middlebury in the 2017 NCAA Final Four. The Diplomats fell by a 2-1 tally in overtime.

The Diplomats last faced Salisbury, then Salisbury State, in 1992. F&M has not scored a goal in any of the three prior meetings with the Seagulls.

Ticket Prices

Tickets will cost $7 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are free for children under the age of two.

All-CC

Six members of the F&M field hockey team were named to the 2019 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team. Lily Mynott was named the Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team honors for the first time in her career. Melissa Gula was named the Defensive Player of the Year and landed on the First Team. Joining them on the First Team were Erin Coverdale and Christina Seery. Rookie of the Year Darby Klopp and Colleen Francis received Honorable Mention. Full Release

In the Rankings

F&M was ranked No. 6 in the final edition of the NFHCA national coaches poll. Middlebury and Salisbury claimed the No. 2 and No. 3 rankings, respectively. The Diplomats are joined by CC opponents Johns Hopkins (No. 5) and Ursinus (No. 15). Complete Poll.

Among the Leaders (NCAA)

Through Nov. 10, Christina Seery is sixth in the NCAA with a goals-against-average of 0.640.

Lily Mynott's 1.11 goals per game place her tied for 13th in the NCAA.

Record Book Watch

Erin Coverdale has 24 career assists, third in program history, and is eight away from entering the top-two 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 37 career goals, 11th in F&M history. Two more goals will put her into the top-10 in program history. Mynott's 97 career points are eighth in program history.

Christina Seery enters the Final Four with 19 career wins. Her next win would put her in a three-way tie for third in program history.

Coverdale's All-Time Records

Erin Coverdale's two-goal performance against Hartwick in the NCAA First Round game (11/13) established the F&M program record. Coverdale's 54th career goal passed Laura Kramedas '79 at 53 career goals. The senior enters the Final Four with 56 career goals.

Coverdale now holds the Diplomats' all-time record for points after passing Brittany Croll '06 (127) in the first round against Hartwick. Entering the Final Four weekend, she has 136 career points.

The senior forward 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. She enters the Final Four with 17 career game-winning goals.

Coverdale has 24 career assists, third in program history, and is eight away from entering the top-two in program history.

Mynott's Historic Campaign

Lily Mynott has recorded 28 goals and 61 points this season, both marks good for second in the program's single-season history. Her 28 points are one away from tying the single-season F&M record, and her 61 points are two shy of tying F&M's single-season record.

The junior has tied the program record for most game-winning goals in a season with nine after her overtime blast over TCNJ in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 16.

Mynott turned in three different 6-point performances this season, those most performances in a season in the history of F&M field hockey.

Horsley From the Penalty Stripe

Kat Horsley has tallied three penalty stroke conversions this season, third-highest in F&M history. Her five career conversions are also third in program history.

Winning Tradition

The Diplomats' 19 wins this season is a program record. It is the ninth consecutive season that F&M has tallied 16 or more wins and 11 straight seasons with a winning record.

Shot Disparity

F&M has been outshot by opponents in just one game this season (Oct. 2 at Messiah). In 13 contests, the Diplomats have led the shot count by double-digits.

The F&M defense has surrendered five or fewer shots on goal in 17 games, including a streak of three contests from Oct. 19-26 where the Diplomats did not allow a single shot on goal.

Momentum Before the Break

The Diplomats have outscored opponents in every quarter but none more so than the second, where F&M led by a 17-3 margin throughout the year.

Lineup Consistency

Eleven players have started in 20 or more games, while 10 have started in all 22 games.