Series History: Franklin & Marshall travels to Collegeville, Pa. on Saturday for a 5:00 p.m. showdown with Ursinus. The match will be the 20th contested by the Diplomats and Bears, with the all-time series tied at 8-8-3.
Most Recent Meeting: These teams met last season on Sept. 27, when a late Nicole Rynecki equalizer sent the match into overtime at Tylus Field. Ultimately, it was Ursinus that came away victorious on a Katherine Bell golden goal midway through the second period of overtime for the 2-1 final.
A recap of that match can be read here.
Last Week: The Diplomats are coming off a tough 0-2 week after facing a pair of undefeated opponents. The week began on Wednesday when F&M traveled to face No. 9 Misericordia, dropping a tough 2-0 decision.
To read a recap of that match, click here.
Conference play opened on Saturday when F&M took on Swarthmore. After two early goals by the Garnet, the Diplomats appeared to grab some momentum early in the second half. However, F&M failed to convert its opportunities and a late flurry of goals gave Swarthmore the win, 5-0.
A recap of the match is available here.
In the Rankings: Goalkeeper Nicole Savidge now has 25 saves on the season, good for fifth in the conference.