Diplomats Looking to Reclaim CC Crown – Week 11 Game Notes

Diplomats Looking to Reclaim CC Crown – Week 11 Game Notes

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Game 19
Saturday, May 6, 2017
No. 10 F&M vs. Muhlenberg | Gettysburg | 3:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 34-0
Streak: F&M +34
Last F&M Victory: 17-10, April 29, 2017
Last Muhlenberg Victory: N/A
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Game 20
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Semifinal Winners | Gettysburg | 3:00 PM
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Series History: Franklin & Marshall continued its dominance over the Mules last week with its 34th-straight win to remain unbeaten in the series.

National Rankings: The Diplomats once again held on for a top 10 position in this week's IWLCA poll, remaining at No. 10 in the nation. No. 3 Gettysburg is the only other CC team to be featured in the rankings.

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F&M in the Tournament: F&M is making its 15th appearance in the CC Tournament since 2001. The Diplomats have a 19-9 mark with a 13-2 record in the Semifinals. F&M has won six CC Titles and 12 overall Conference Championships, with five CC Crowns occurring between 2007-11.

The last Conference Championship for the Diplomats occurred in 2015 with an 8-6 win against Gettysburg on the road. Last year, the Bullets picked up a narrow 6-5 win in the final on Tylus Field.

Tournament Participants: Muhlenberg heads into action as the Tournament's No. 3 seed, making its fifth all-time appearance in the Playoffs and first since 2015. The Mules have appeared in the Semifinals on only one other occasion, falling to Gettysburg by an 18-8 margin in 2009.

Dickinson (No. 4 seed) defeated Washington (No. 5 seed) by a 10-9 score on Wednesday to advance to the Semifinals for the second-straight year. Defending-champion Gettysburg enters with a perfect 16-0 record in the Semifinals and has gathered a CC-leading nine Titles since 2001. 

Budd Earns Top Senior Honor: Vanessa Budd was presented with the 2017 Karvasales Outstanding Senior Athlete Award on Monday, the highest honor given to an F&M female senior athlete.

Player of the Week: Sarah Bozzo was named the CC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time this season, marking the fifth accolade this year for a member of the women's lacrosse team. Bozzo caused three turnovers and scooped up four ground balls in the Diplomats' 17-10 win over Muhlenberg last Saturday. 

Record Watch: Moriarty continues to ascend the ranks of the Diplomats' career offensive leaders. Her 276 career points are good for sixth on the all-time list, while Blake Hargest '10 leads the way with 341. Moriarty's 160 career goals are good for 10th, while her 116 assists are now fourth.

Earlier this season, Gabby Frank became just the 17th player in program history to surpass 200 career points. The senior has now collected 208 points over her four seasons in Lancaster.

Budd has entered elite territory for career defensive statistics, placing third with 89 caused turnovers. Sarah Meisenberg '09 paces the list with 114. The senior defender is also seventh with 127 draw controls and is one ground ball away from 100 in her career.

Among the Leaders: At 5.94 goals allowed per game, the Diplomats rank 14th in the nation in team defense. 

Individually, Moriarty places atop the Centennial rankings for total points with 81. Her 40 assists (2nd in CC) and 41 goals (5th) give her four more total points than Muhlenberg's Jordy Bonvini, who ranks second with 77.

Frank also cracked the CC's top 10 in assists, dishing out 21 helpers to rank seventh in the Conference.

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Last Week: F&M closed out the regular season last week on a high note, producing a 2-0 record with a pair of quality wins. The Diplomats jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead in a 15-4 thumping of Dickinson on Wednesday and celebrated Senior Day with a 17-10 triumph at home over Muhlenberg on Saturday.