Women’s Soccer Enters Critical CC Stretch

Women’s Soccer Enters Critical CC Stretch
Game 10
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
F&M vs. McDaniel | Lancaster | 7:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 18-10-2
Streak: McD +4
Last F&M victory: 2-1, Sept. 19, 2012
Last McD victory: 1-0, Oct. 13, 2016
Game 11
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
F&M at Ursinus | Collegeville | 3:00 PM
Series Record: UC Leads 10-8-3
Streak: UC +3
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Sept. 23, 2011
Last UC Victory: 2-0, Sept. 24, 2016

Series History: Franklin & Marshall women's soccer (3-5-1, 0-3-1 CC) opens its week at home against McDaniel on Wednesday for the 31st all-time meeting between the two Centennial Conference (CC) schools. The Diplomats are seeking their first win over the Green Terror since 2012 and their first win at home since a 1-0 defeat over McDaniel on Sept. 21, 2011.

F&M hits the road to battle Ursinus on Saturday. The Bears hold the narrow 10-8-3 series lead with the Diplomats last winning on Sept. 23, 2011, a 1-0 victory in Collegeville. 

Last Game Against McDaniel: F&M's defense put forth a valiant effort last Oct. 13th against McDaniel, but eventually conceded a late, 81st-minute goal in a 1-0 loss against McDaniel. Goalkeeper Nicole Savidge (4-6) was solid with six saves while Sarah McDonald (10-1) secured the Green Terror win after not facing a shot on goal. Shots favored McDaniel at 21-5 along with corners at 8-2. 

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Last Game Against Ursinus: F&M fell short to Ursinus by a 2-0 score on Sept. 24, 2016 in Lancaster. Shots favored the Bears at 13-7; however, the edge belonged to the Diplomats at 6-5 in the second half. Sam Springer paced the offense with two attempts. 

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Last Week: F&M fought back from a two-goal deficit behind a pair of Reanna Leoni scores to force overtime against No. 10 Swarthmore on Sunday, before the Diplomats' upset bid fell short in a hard-fought 3-2 loss. 

Goalkeeper Gabby Panayotakis (3-5-1) was stellar in net, registering 15 saves in 95:04 minutes of action.

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Historic Performance in Net: In the Diplomats Sept. 20th game against Dickinson, Panayotakis collected 20 saves in 96:12 minutes of action, which was good for the fourth most saves in a game in program history and the most since 1987.

Among the Leaders: Leoni stands among the CC leaders in points with 15 on the year, a mark which places her in a tie for third. The senior forward is also tied for third in goals with seven. Swarthmore's Marin McCoy leads both categories with 35 points and 13 goals.

Panayotakis is second with 67 saves and is tied for second with four shutouts on the season.