Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019
F&M at York | York | 7:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 8-2-0
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Sept. 10, 2016
Last York Victory: 3-1, Sept. 6, 2009
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
F&M at Penn St.-Berks | Reading | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 2-0-1
Streak: Tied 1
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Aug. 30, 2014
Last PSU-Berks Victory: N/A
The Diplomats are set to face York for the 11th time in school history. F&M has won the past three matchups in the series by one-goal margins, the most recent a 1-0 victory in 2016 as part of the York Women's Soccer Classic. F&M leads the overall series 8-2, with both losses coming on the road to the Spartans.
F&M and Penn-State Berks have a short history facing each other, that's even shorter on goals. Both F&M victories were by slim 1-0 margins in 2011 and 2014, while their last matchup in 2015 ended in a 0-0 2OT stalemate.
The Diplomats pummeled visiting Marywood by a 5-0 margin in their season opener. Five different F&M players scored their first career goals, while goalkeeper's Tara Hessenthaler and Sara Ghorashi combined for seven saves in 45 minutes of action each to complete the shutout.
Freshmen Setting The Pace
Four freshmen scored their first collegiate goals in a 5-0 season-opening win against Marywood on Friday evening at Tylus Field. Meg O'Callahan, Delaney Bessel, Anna Coleman, and Catie Kaseta all opened their Diplomat scoring accounts in the victory.
First Since 2013
The win against Marywood was the first season-opening victory for the women's side since the 2013 season. Coincidentally, that win was also against a Scranton-based team - a double OT thriller against the University of Scranton.
The five goals scored against Marywood were the highest output of goals for the Diplomats since the 2016 season, when they dropped a five spot on Rosemont on September 3rd. Senior defender Nicolette Runko had a helping hand in both games, with assists in each matchup.