Vital CC Stretch Ahead for Diplomats

Vital CC Stretch Ahead for Diplomats

F&M vs. Washington Video Highlights

Game 14
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Gettysburg | Gettysburg, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: GC leads 24-5
Streak: GC +3
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 1, 2008
Last GC Victory: 1-0, Oct. 24, 2012
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Game 15
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Dickinson | Carlisle, Pa. | 1:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 23-12-1
Streak: DC +1
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 30, 2011
Last DC Victory: 1-0, Oct. 27, 2012
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Series History: The Diplomats seek their first series win since 2008 on Tuesday, when F&M travels to play the Bullets. Against Gettysburg, F&M trails the all-time series at 24-5. Nonetheless, with the last two matchups resulting in close 1-0 defeats, the Diplomats hope to turn their luck around against the Centennial Conference (CC) leading Bullets. 

Against the Red Devils, the Diplomats hold a respectable all-time series lead at 23-12-1. The last F&M win was a 1-0 victory at Tylus field on Oct. 30, 2011. Last season, these squads faced off on Oct. 27th, battling to a 1-0 Dickinson victory in Carlisle. 

Last Week: F&M went 1-1 last week, dropping a 1-0 decision against Richard Stockton on Wednesday before picking up a key conference win on Saturday against Washington.

A Stephanie Bartner goal in the 92nd minute broke a scoreless match and handed the Diplomats a 1-0 OT victory over the Shorewomen at Tylus Field. With the thrilling win, F&M improved to 5-5-3, 3-2-2 CC on the season, while Washington dropped to 4-8-2, 1-6 CC. 

The Diplomats held the edge on corners at 4-1. Nine F&M players recorded a shot, led by five from Alexa Yarish. Bartner and Spencer Plante each finished with four shots for the Diplomats, followed by three from Megan Rubenstein.

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Earlier in the week against Stockton, a corner opportunity from the Ospreys led to goal in the 27th minute as F&M fell 1-0 in non-conference action. 

Caroline Letner (0-1) was charged with the defeat while Sarah Hinkle (9-5) picked up the shutout victory for Stockton after stopping all four shots she faced. 

F&M combined to outshoot the Ospreys 6-5, while Stockton dominated corners at 5-0. Kelley Lang and Bartner each recorded a pair of shots in the contest. 

On the Verge: With the victory over the Shorewomen on Saturday, F&M now finds itself on the cusp of a CC playoff bid. Currently, the Diplomats' 3-2-2 record is tied for sixth-best in the conference with Dickinson and places F&M just one point behind Muhlenberg for the fifth and final playoff spot at 4-4.

Among the Best: Goalkeeper Amanda McGowan has been solid between the pipes throughout the season as the senior net minder ranks among the best in the conference in several statistical categories. 

McGowan places second in fewest goals allowed with 10, she is third in goals against average at 0.72 and her .839 save percentage is good for fourth.