Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
F&M vs. McDaniel | Lancaster | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 19-11-2
Streak: McDaniel +1
Last F&M Victory: 2-1, Oct. 4, 2017
Last MC Victory: 4-0, Oct. 3, 2018
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
F&M at Ursinus | Collegeville | 3:00 PM
Series Record: Ursinus Leads 12-8-3
Streak: Ursinus +5
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Sept. 23, 2011
Last UC Victory: 1-0, Oct. 6, 2018
Franklin & Marshall (5-4-1, 1-3 Centennial Conference (CC)) split a pair of games last week, defeating Hood 3-0 at Tylus Field on Wednesday, then dropping a Conference road match at Swarthmore 1-0.
The Diplomats got off to a fast start against Hood, with Meg O'Callahan and Emilee Adami each notching goals in the opening 17 minutes, both assisted by Nicolette Runko. Runko grabbed a goal of her own in the second half for the final tally. Recap. Video Highlights.
F&M hung tough against two-time defending Centennial Champion Swarthmore but fell short on a 69th-minute goal from the Garnet. First-year backstop Sara Ghorashi absorbed a career-high 17 saves, including 10 in the first half. Recap.
Recent history has been unkind in our matchups against McDaniel, losing five of our last six to the Green Terror. However, fortune seems to favor F&M in its 33rd matchup, as the Diplomats hold a 14-2-1 all-time record against the Green Terror in Lancaster. The last Diplomat home victory came in 2017, a 2-1 overtime thriller, where Emily O'Hara scored only 39 seconds into the extra stanza for the victory.
The Diplomats have dropped their last five matchups to Ursinus, but have hung tight in their past two meetings falling both times 1-0 on second-half goals from the Bears.
Living in Denial
Ghorashi entered into the F&M record book on Saturday's match against Swarthmore, making 17 saves in the loss. That currently ranks ninth in school single-game history, wedged between an 18 save performance from Gabby Panayotakis against Swarthmore in 2018 and a 15 save effort against the Garnet in 2017. The all-time record is held by Ami Sheinberg, who recorded 31 saves against Princeton in 1985.
Nicolette Runko recorded a double assist day against Hood on Wednesday, good enough for 3rd in club history for assists in a game.
First-Year Player, First Time Scorer
With Emilee Adami's strike against Hood on Wednesday, she became the sixth first-year Diplomat to record a goal. It's an impressive mark for a class that has impressed in their first season and have another three seasons to grow.