Diplomats Hit the Road for Two CC Contests

Diplomats Hit the Road for Two CC Contests

Game 11
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
No. 5 Franklin & Marshall at Bryn Mawr | Bryn Mawr, Pa. | 4:30 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 22-0
Streak: F&M +22
Last F&M Victory: 18-0, April 1, 2015
Last BM Victory: Never

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Game 12
Saturday, April 9, 2016
No. 5 Franklin & Marshall at McDaniel | Westminster, Md. | 1:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 38-6
Streak: F&M +15
Last F&M Victory: 20-6, April 4, 2015
Last McDaniel Victory: 6-5, May 6, 2004

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Series History: F&M faces Bryn Mawr for the 23rd time on Wednesday and the Diplomats have won every meeting, including an 18-0 win last season. The Diplomats take on McDaniel on Saturday for the 45th time and hold a 38-6 record in the series. F&M owns a 15 game winning streak, with the Green Terror's last victory occurring in 2004.

National Rankings: Franklin & Marshall remained fifth in the latest IWCLA coaches poll. Gettysburg (6th) and Dickinson (20th) are also ranked the national poll.

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Around the CC: Paige Moriarty leads the Centennial Conference with 36 goals while her 53 points also rank first and her 17 points are good for fourth. Grace Saliba is second with 20 assists and third at 42 points. Gabby Frank sits in the fifth spot with 34, ranking eighth with 22 goals. Vanessa Budd (19) and Samantha Blicht (18) hold down the top two spots in caused turnovers and Anastasia Mergner ranks second with 38 draws.

Milestone Watch: Mergner became the program's all-time leader in draw controls earlier this season. The senior passed Jen Pritchard '09 for first place and now has 267 career draws. She also ranks sixth in program history with 64 caused turnovers.

Fellow senior Blicht ranks third in caused turnovers with 76. Sarah Meisenberg '09 holds the program mark at 114.

Saliba became just the sixth player in school history to dish out 100 or more assists in a career. Her 104 assists are good for fourth-most in school history, while Blake Hargest '10 holds the record with 160. 

F&M Last Week: F&M went 2-0 last week with victories over Catholic and Washington.

Paige Moriarty scored six goals, and Grace Saliba along with Anastasia Mergner finished four goals each to lead No. 5 Franklin & Marshall to a 19-13 victory over Catholic on Wednesday afternoon.

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Moriarty finished with six goals and an assist while Saliba tallied four and handed out four assists. Mergner finished with four scores, and a helper and Frank had three goals and three assists. Natalie Delinsky finished with three assists and Caroline Kolva along with Katie Groenke both had a goal.

Samantha Blicht caused seven turnovers and collected three ground balls to pace the defense while Vanessa Budd had three caused turnovers with three draws, and Sarah Bozzo finished with two caused turnovers. Stephanie Speese ended with a team-high four ground balls.

Danielle Harrington picked up the win with 11 saves and improved to 5-0 and Christina DeCesaris took the loss with 18 stops.

F&M held a 20-17 edge in ground balls, went 13-for-17 in clear attempts and forced 25 turnovers.

The Diplomats capped off the week with a 16-10 win over Washington on Saturday.

The full recap can be viewed here and highlights from the game are available here

Saliba paced the offense with five goals and Frank finished with two scores and three assists. Mergner tallied three scores while Delinsky and Annese each struck once. Moriarty and Maddie Hughes both had two scores and a helper for the Diplomats.

Sarah Bozzo led the defense with four caused turnovers while Caroline Doran, Vanessa Budd, and Mergner caused two each. Budd added three ground balls and Mergner had a game-high five draws. 

Danielle Harrington improved to 8-0 with five stops in goal, and Madeline Mullen took the loss with seven stops.

F&M outshot Washington 37-25, held an 18-12 advantage in ground balls and went 17-for-18 in clear attempts.

Last Time We Met Bryn Mawr: No. 4 Franklin & Marshall defeated Bryn Mawr 18-0 last season on April 1, 2015. Click here to view the full recap.

Gabby Frank and Grace Saliba paced the Diplomats with two goals and three assists each while Hannah SerlingSiobhan Burke and Ryann Laible all scored twice for the Diplomats. Natalie Delinsky,Kimberly Abruzzo, Emily Everdell, Taylor Freud, Casey Madden,Claire JacksonAly Saliba and Yen Baker each netted a goal. Paige Moriarty finished with a game-high five assists and Serling, Delinsky, Abruzzo, Madden and Jackson all ended with an assist.

Danielle Harrington picked up the win and improved to 5-0 while Katie Alpert took the loss with two saves.

F&M outshot Bryn Mawr 23-0, held a 12-4 edge in ground balls and finished with 15 clears.

Last Time We Met McDaniel: No. 4 Franklin & Marshall downed McDaniel 20-6 in last season's matchup. To view the full recap, click here

Gabby Frank finished with three goals and two assists and Paige Moriarty assisted on four goals and scored once, while Brittney Jorgenson and Grace Saliba both scored three goals and dished out one assist. Emily Everdell, Kimberly Abruzzo, Emily D'Erasmo and Claire Jackson all ended with two scores and Moriarty along with Kelly and Yen Baker each struck once. Anastasia Mergner and Siobhan Burke each had an assist.

Mergner caused three turnovers to pace the defense and collected three draws, while Samantha Blicht and Kelly caused two turnovers. Caroline Doran and Saliba both collected four ground balls and Taylor Freud, Kelly and Mergner notched three draws apiece.

Kaitlin Hardt picked up the win with three saves and improved to 5-0 and Lily Galzerano took the loss with 16 saves.

F&M outshot McDaniel 43-13, went 15-for-16 clears and held a 15-13 edge in draws.