F&M Aims to Close Out Season Strong

F&M Aims to Close Out Season Strong
Game 16
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Misericordia | Dallas, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: First Meeting
Last F&M Victory: First Meeting
Last MU Victory: First Meeting
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Game 17
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. Johns Hopkins | Lancaster, Pa. | 3:00 PM
Series Record: JHU leads 20-3-1
Streak: JHU +11
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 4, 1997
Last JHU Victory: 2-1, Oct. 3, 2012
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Series History: This Wednesday, the Diplomats meet Misericordia for the first time in series history, as F&M wraps up its non-conference slate. 

Later in the week against No. 7 Johns Hopkins, F&M seeks its first series win since 1997. Against the Blue Jays, the Diplomats trail the all-time series at 20-3-1 with the last 11 meetings belonging to Hopkins. The teams last faced off on Oct. 3, 2012, when the Diplomats battled to a narrow 2-1 defeat in Lancaster. 

Last Week: F&M dropped a pair of close Centennial Conference (CC) contests last week, kicked off by a 1-0 loss to Gettysburg on Tuesday before being edged out by Dickinson, 2-1, on Saturday. 

Tied at 0-0 in the 76th minute of the second half, Gettysburg's Georgia Ferguson took a pass from the left side of the field and fired a shot in the box past F&M goalkeeper Amanda McGowan for the decisive goal. 

McGowan (5-6-3) played well between the pipes, recording three saves on the contest while Eliza Gray (12-1-3) turned back both shots she faced to earn the shutout win for the Bullets. 

Against Dickinson on Saturday, the Diplomats struck first early in the opening half when Alexa Yarish found Nicole Rynecki for the score at 6:01. The Red Devils answered in the 20th with a score by Roasline Savoie before Jenna Lamb netted the game-winner three minutes later for Dickinson.

McGowan finished with 11 saves, but dropped to 5-6-3 on the year. Charlotte Armour had two saves for the Red Devils and improved to 6-6-2. Dickinson had an 18-5 advantage in shots while the Diplomats held a 6-4 edge on corners.

To view stats from last week's contest, click here.

Among the Best: 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 fourth in goals against average at 0.82, she is fourth in save percentage at .835 and her 66 saves rank fifth.