Pair of CC Games Ahead for F&M

Pair of CC Games Ahead for F&M
Game 12
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
F&M vs. Gettysburg | Lancaster | 4:00 PM
Series Record: GC Leads 24-5
Streak: GC +8
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 1, 2008
Last GC Victory: 1-0, Oct. 26, 2016
Game 13
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
F&M at Washington | Chestertown | 2:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 16-1-3
Streak: F&M +4
Last F&M victory: 1-0, Oct. 22, 2016
Last WC victory: 1-0, Sept. 26, 2009

Series History: Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team (4-6-1, 1-4-1 CC) is aiming to gain some ground on the Centennial leaders with a two-game week, opening action at home on Wednesday against Gettysburg. The Bullets have won eight straight against the Diplomats with F&M's last win occurring on Oct. 1, 2008 with a 1-0 shutout in Lancaster. 

Four out of the previous five F&M-Washington matchups have gone into overtime as the Diplomats are 4-0-3 against the Shorewomen in the last seven meetings, dating back to 2009.

Last Game Against Gettysburg: F&M was undone by a 57th-minute Gettysburg goal in a 1-0 setback on Oct. 26 of last season. Overall, shots favored the Bullets by a 19-8 margin and a 10-4 edge in the second half. Corners were closer at 2-1 for the Bullets. Sarah Mischianti paced the offense with three shots, followed by Reanna Leoni with two. 

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Last Game Against Washington: Kyra Judge's 63rd-minute tally broke a scoreless tie and handed F&M a 1-0 win against Washington on Oct. 22, 2016. F&M's defense limited the Shorewomen to just one shot in the final 27 minutes of the frame. Goalkeeper Nicole Savidge (5-6-1) turned back the only attempt on goal she faced to collect her sixth shutout of the season. 

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Last Week: The Diplomats went 1-1 last week, opening strong with a 2-1 victory over McDaniel and handing the Green Terror their first CC loss of the season, before suffering a 1-0 defeat against Ursinus on Saturday.

Against McDaniel, Emily O'Hara notched the game-winner in the opening minute of overtime to deliver F&M its impressive 2-1 win. Reanna Leoni got the Diplomats on the board in the 26th minute of the first half with a strong individual effort along the McDaniel end line, dribbling around a Green Terror defender and sending a well-placed strike into the upper-right corner of the goal for the 1-0 edge. 

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On Saturday against Ursinus, a 72nd-minute goal allowed the Bears to sneak past the Diplomats by a 1-0 score. Shots were even at 9-9 in the game while corners belonged to the Diplomats by a 9-4 margin, including a 7-3 edge in the second half. Ursinus managed just two shots on goal, compared to five from F&M.

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Historic Performance in Net: In the Diplomats Sept. 20th game against Dickinson, goalkeeper Gabby 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. 

Upset Win: Entering the Sept. 2 game against No. 15 Stevens earlier in the year, the Diplomats were winless against top-25 teams in their last 18 opportunities. All of that changed when F&M upset the Ducks by a 1-0 score in Lancaster.

Among the CC Leaders: Leoni stands among the CC leaders in points with 18 on the year, a mark which places her fourth. The senior forward is also tied for third in goals with eight. Swarthmore's Marin McCoy leads both categories with 35 points and 13 goals.

Panayotakis is second with 70 saves and save percentage with an .824 mark, while tying for third with four shutouts on the season.