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Series History: Franklin & Marshall will face Muhlenberg for the 31st time this Saturday and holds a perfect 30-0 record against the Mules before the Diplomats face No. 1 Salisbury on Sunday for the 15th time. Salisbury owns a 10-4 series record and has won the previous three meetings.
Player of the Week: Sophomore midfielder Anastasia Mergner was named Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Week.
Mergner helped lead F&M to two wins last week with 17 draw controls and six ground balls. She had 11 draws and three ground balls in F&M's 19-14 win over Stevens and picked up six draws and three ground balls against Occidental. The honor is the first for Mergner and the third for the Diplomats this season.
F&M Last Week: F&M picked up two wins last Wednesday to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Diplomats started the day off with a 19-14 win over Stevens and picked up a 19-5 win over Occidental in the nightcap.
Last Time We Met Muhlenberg: Brittney Jorgenson scored four goals and six other Diplomats finished with a pair of goals to lead F&M to a 19-5 win over Muhlenberg on March 23, 2013.
Jen Noon caused two turnovers with four groundballs and Mergner came away with four draws.
F&M outshot Muhlenberg 32-14, went 14-for-14 in clears and picked up 19 groundballs to the Mules' nine.
Last Time We Met Salisbury: No. 2 Salisbury escaped with an 8-6 victory over No. 6 Franklin & Marshall in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on May 12, 2012.
Hoffman took the loss with four saves and Ashton Wheatley picked up the victory for Salisbury with seven stops.
F&M outshot the Sea Gulls 17-14, forced 15 turnovers and went 13-for-15 on clears.