Series History: Centennial Conference (CC) play kicks off on Saturday when the Diplomats continue their early-season road swing by traveling to Swarthmore for the 37th all-time meeting between the two schools. The Diplomats hold a comfortable 24-10-2 advantage in the series but have fallen in the last two.
F&M's last victory against the Garnet came in 2013 when Nicole Rynecki tallied a pair of first-half goals in a 2-1 win at home on Sept. 15.
Last Weekend: The Diplomats went 1-1 at the York Women's Soccer Classic Tournament last weekend with a 1-0 victory against York on Saturday and a narrow 2-1 2OT loss on Sunday against Kean.
Against York, a 48th-minute goal from Reanna Leoni in the second-half proved to be enough to give F&M the win. Kate Kerr found Leoni, who sent a long shot from 25 yards out that made its way into the upper corner of the net. Nicole Savidge was strong in goal, earning her second career shutout after turning back seven shots.
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On Sunday against Kean, a decisive goal in the 109th minute handed the Diplomats a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in 2OT. Knotted at 1-1, just 34 seconds separated F&M from its first tie of the season before a Kean corner led to a Jordyn Bronsky goal that ended the contest with a shot from 10 yards out.
The Diplomats' lone score came on a Hannah Robertson strike with just four minutes to go in regulation that forced overtime. The freshman defender collected a loose ball out in front and one-timed a shot into the bottom right of the goal for her first career score.
Among the Leaders: Leoni is tied for fourth among CC women's soccer players in shots with 18 and is fifth in the Conference with three goals. Her six points place her seventh, while Kerr is close behind in eighth with five points (2 G, 1 A).
Nicole Savidge has been strong in net and stands among the conference leaders in several statistical categories. Her 15 saves are third, along with her 0.59 goals against average among goalkeepers who have accumulated 200 or more minutes.
Career Leaders: Savidge continues to climb the program record book in goals against average and now places sixth at 1.34. Shannon Johnson-Finn is close behind in 10th at 1.71. Johnson-Finn is also eighth in games started by a goalie with 15. Amanda McGowan '13 and Erika Habersaat '99 are tied for the record with 47.
Defender Sarah Mischianti has started 51 games during her time in Lancaster, placing her in a tie for sixth all time. Megan Rubenstein '14 leads the list with 65.