Women’s Soccer to Celebrate Senior Day on Saturday

Women’s Soccer to Celebrate Senior Day on Saturday
Game 14
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
F&M vs. Bryn Mawr | Lancaster | 3:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 23-3-1
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M victory: 2-0, Oct. 3, 2015
Last BMC victory: 1-0, Oct. 5, 2014

Series History: Franklin & Marshall (4-8-1, 1-6-1 CC) begins its second-to-last week of the regular season on Saturday, and are set to square off against Bryn Mawr for the 28th all-time meeting in a series that dates back to the 1982 season. 

Senior Day: Prior to the start of Saturday's contest, the Diplomats will honor their seven-member senior class of Blaise Ebanietti, Alexis Hucek, Kyra Judge, Hannah Kowalewski, Reanna Leoni, Ally Marchiano, and Isabella Raspa

Last Game Against Bryn Mawr: Kate Kerr scored two goals and Sarah Mischianti logged two assists as F&M defeated Bryn Mawr 2-0 on Oct. 3, 2015. The shot count belonged to F&M at 12-7, while Bryn Mawr held the advantage in corners at 6-4.

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Last Week: The Diplomats saw its CC Playoff chances fade away after dropping a pair of narrow 2-1 score games last week, falling to Gettysburg at home on Wednesday before coming up short against Washington on Saturday. 

Against Gettysburg, Raspa tallied F&M's lone score that tied the game at 1-1 in the 53rd minute, but a late 88th-minute tally allowed the Bullets to sneak past the Diplomats. 

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Against Washington, leading-scorer Leoni notched her ninth of the season with a long-range goal in the 78th minute. However, the Shorewomen tallied a 100th-minute overtime marker to secure the win. The shot count was close at 13-12 in favor of Washington. Corners were even at 2-2 with all four chances occurring in the first half of regulation.

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 20 on the year, a mark which places her fourth. The senior forward is also tied for third in goals with nine. Swarthmore's Marin McCoy leads both categories with 35 points and 13 goals. 

Panayotakis is second with 81 saves and fifth in save percentage with an .810 mark, while tying for fourth with four shutouts on the season.