Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
F&M vs. Hood | Lancaster | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 2-0-0
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Sept. 18, 2018
Last Hood Victory: NA
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 4:00 PM
Franklin & Marshall dropped two Centennial Conference matches this past week - a 2-0 loss on the road at Dickinson on Wednesday and a 4-0 decision to Haverford at Tylus on Saturday.
The Diplomats were able to hold the Red Devils scoreless in the first half, but Dickinson broke through with scores in the 66th and 79th minutes for the final margin. Recap. Haverford punished a handful of defensive miscues deep in F&M territory in the 4-0 victory, netting two goals in each half. Recap.
F&M holds the series advantage over both of their foes this week, with a 2-0-0 lifetime record against Hood and 24-13-2 record against Swarthmore.
Both Diplomat victories against Hood have come recently, with a 1-0 win in 2017 followed by a 3-1 victory in 2018. Last year's victory saw F&M score early and often, building a 3-0 lead by the 33rd minute en route to their two-goal victory.
Last year's contest against the Garnet saw F&M drop a 3-0 game, as keeper Gabby Panayotakis made 18 saves, good enough for eighth-best in school history.
Senior defender Nicolette Runko slipped into sole possession of ninth place in program history with 62 career shots attempted. She currently sits within striking distance of eighth place, needing another eight shots to tie Shelby Cummins (2007-10).
First-year midfielder Meg O'Callahan has also cracked the record book with her shooting acumen, with 22 shots in 8 games - good for 27th in school history. At her current pace of 2.75 shots per game, she'll land firmly in the top ten in program history for shots attempted in a season. The all-time record is likely out of reach though, currently held by Ali Hollingsworth (1983), who scored 11 goals on 79 shots.
Not The Same
The Swarthmore squad coming to Tylus on Saturday is not the same Garnet team that has won the Centennial Conference the past two years and running. Gone is their all-time leading scorer, four-time All-Centennial first team selection, and back-to-back Centennial Conference Player of the Year Marin McCoy, who amassed 149 points (57g, 35a) in her career.
The Garnet are keeping things close in conference play, with all three games finishing by one-goal margins - a 1-0 (2OT) loss to Dickinson, a 1-0 win over Ursinus, and a 4-3 (2OT) loss at McDaniel.