SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's volleyball toppled Swarthmore 3-1 in a Centennial Conference (CC) match on Saturday. With the victory in the final tune-up before next week's CC Championship tournament, the Diplomats close the regular season at 23-5 (9-1 CC). That marks the most wins in Mary Kate Boland's seven years as head coach, as well as the most wins since the 2002 season.
Nicole Morano led F&M with 18 kills, a solo block and a pair of block assists, while Sydney Seydel recorded 17 kills a solo block and a block assist. Jess Poucel also got in on the attack with eight kills. Pam Horner fueled the attack with 48 assists. She also had nine digs and a pair of blocks. Katy May recorded 12 digs and a pair of aces, while Candice Tussing recorded seven kills and five aces.
With the win, the Diplomats wrap up the regular season. F&M returns to action next weekend in the CC Championships at Haverford. F&M will enter the tourney as the second seed.
Franklin & Marshall (23-5, 9-1 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Morano 18-0-2; Sydney Seydel 13-0-1; Candice Tussing 9-2-2; Kerry Rom 7-0-0; Jessica Poucel 7-0-1; Pam Horner 6-0-2; Stephanie Armstrong 1-1-0; Katy May 0-2-0; Totals 61-5-4.5. (Assists) - Pam Horner 37. (Dig leaders) - Kerry Rom 37; Katy May 31; Pam Horner 27; Lis Power 27; Stephanie Armstrong 17; Candice Tussing 17
Swarthmore (18-9, 6-4 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kathryn Montemurro 14-0-4; Genny Pezzola 11-2-0; Hillary Santana 7-0-1; Allison Coleman 7-1-1; Johanna Bond 6-0-1; Kearney Bangs 1-1-1; Totals 46-4-5.0. (Assists) - Allison Coleman 27; Kearney Bangs 18. (Dig leaders) - Genny Pezzola 29; Johanna Bond 13; Allison Coleman 11; Hillary Santana 10
Site: Swarthmore, Pa. (Tarble Pavilion)
Date: Oct 31, 2009 Attend: 90 Time: 1:40