Diplomats Host No. 2 Cortland; Double-Header Set for Wednesday - Week 3 Game Notes

Diplomats Host No. 2 Cortland; Double-Header Set for Wednesday - Week 3 Game Notes
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Game 3
Saturday, March 11, 2017
No. 8 F&M vs. No. 2 Cortland St.| Lancaster, Pa. | 1:00 PM
Series Record: Cortland leads 3-0
Streak: F&M -3
Last F&M Victory: n/a
Last Cortland Victory: 15-9, Mar. 9, 2013
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Game 4
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
No. 8 F&M vs. Fredonia | Port Charlotte, Fla. | 9:00 AM
Series Record: F&M leads 1-0
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 16-9, May 17, 2015
Last Fredonia Victory: n/a


Game 5
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017
No. 8 F&M vs. Western Connecticut | Port Charlotte, Fla. | 2:30 PM
Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: First Meeting
Last F&M Victory: n/a
Last Western Conn Victory: n/a

Schedule Change: Due to freezing weather conditions in the upper New York area, the women's lacrosse game, originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 11 at Cortland State has been moved to Lancaster. The game will be played on Tylus Field at 1:00 p.m.

Series History: F&M takes on Cortland State for the fourth time on Saturday. The Red Dragons have won the previous three meetings with their last victory occurring in 2013. The Diplomats travel to Florida for a double-header scheduled on Wednesday. Up first for F&M is Fredonia State with F&M winning the only other meeting between the two schools. The second game is against West Connecticut who the Diplomats will be playing for the first time.

National Rankings: The Diplomats occupy the No. 8 position entering the second week of the season. Gettysburg (No. 4) is the only other Centennial Conference (CC) team in the top 20.

Records Watch: Paige Moriarty enters the week one point shy of becoming just the 16th Diplomat to reach 200 career points.

Last Week: Katie Groenke struck with eight ticks left in overtime to lift No. 9 Franklin & Marshall to an 8-7 victory over York in women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Tylus Field. 

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Melissa Judge finished with three scores, Maddie Hughes netted two and Paige Moriarty ended the game with a goal and an assist. Groenke and Yen Baker both scored once while Gabby Frank handed out two assists and Siohban Burke along with Natalie Delinsky both ended with one helper.

Vanessa Budd paced the defense with three caused turnovers and two ground balls and Sarah Bozzo recorded two ground balls with one caused turnover.

Danielle Harrington picked up the win in goal with four saves and improved to 1-1 while Charlotte Wright took the loss with eight stops.

Last Time We Met Cortland | Recap: No. 9 Franklin & Marshall fell 15-9 to No. 3 Cortland State on Mar. 9, 2013.

Caroline Krohn came away with seven draws while Jen Noon, Megan Kelly and Ali Kelly both finished with three groundballs. 

Kelsey Hoffman took the loss with six saves and dropped to 2-1 and Shauna Hutchinson picked up the win with 10 saves. 

The Diplomats had a slight advantage in shots, 26-25, picked up 21 groundballs to Cortland's 16 and came away with 16 of the game's 26 draws. F&M was 12-for-16 on clears and scored on all three on its extra-man opportunities. 

Last Time We Met Fredonia | Recap: No. 3 Franklin & Marshall punched its ticket to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Semifinals with a 16-9 win over No. 17 Fredonia in the regional final of the 2015 NCAA Division III Championship on May 17, 2015.

Brittney Jorgenson finished with a game-high four goals, while Frank along with Kelly and Emily D'Erasmo picked up a pair. Saliba, Moriarty, Abruzzo, Mergner, Delinsky and Madden all scored once while Abruzzo, Moriarty and Saliba finished with one helper apiece.

Vanessa Budd came away with five draws and Mergner collected four, while Samantha Blicht caused three turnovers to pace the defense.

Danielle Harrington improved to 11-1 with three stops and Nicole Burrow took the loss with 13 stops.