Busy Week Ahead for F&M

Busy Week Ahead for F&M
Game 17
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at McDaniel | Westminster, Md. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: McDaniel leads 32-24
Streak: F&M +5
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 19, 2012
Last McDaniel Victory: 3-1, Oct. 3, 2007
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Game 18
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Neumann | Aston, Pa. | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 5-0
Streak: F&M +5
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 13, 2012
Last Neumann Victory: N/A

Game 19
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. Rowan | Aston, Pa. | 6:00 PM
Series Record: Rowan leads 1-3
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 13, 2012
Last Rowan Victory: 2-0, Oct. 10, 1987


Game 20
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. Catholic | Aston, Pa. | 12:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 15-1
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 22, 2011
Last Catholic Victory: 3-1, Aug. 30, 2003

Game 21
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. Richard Stockton | Aston, Pa. | 4:00 PM
Series Record: Stockton leads 3-4
Streak: Stockton +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 27, 2008
Last Stockton Victory: 3-2, Oct. 6, 2012


Series History: The Diplomats kick off a busy week on Tuesday, looking to remain unbeaten in Centennial Conference (CC) play when F&M travels to Westminster to face McDaniel. F&M leads the all-time series at 32-24, including wins in the last five meetings. The Green Terror have not beaten the Diplomats since a 3-1 victory back on Oct. 3, 2007.

This weekend F&M travels to Neumann to face off in four non-conference contests at the Knights Fall Classic.  The Diplomats begin play on Friday with a match against the host school, entering the series with a perfect 5-0 mark. Later in the evening, F&M takes on Rowan, a team they swept 3-0 last Oct. 13th.

Continuing play on Saturday, the Diplomats look to remain dominant against Catholic, a series F&M leads 15-1 including victories in three straight. The Diplomats conclude the classic with a match against Richard Stockton later in the day. F&M fell to the Ospreys 3-1 last season on Sept. 16th when Stockton traveled to Lancaster for the F&M Scramble.

Last Week: The Diplomats rolled to a 2-0 record last week that included a 3-1 win over Johns Hopkins on Wednesday and a 3-0 sweep of Haverford on Saturday as F&M took sole possession of first place in the CC.

Against the Blue Jays, Ellie Ezekiel led the way with her fifth double-double of the season after posting team highs in kills (10) and digs (11). Julie Harvey recorded nine kills on the match while hitting at a .368 clip.

Caroline Hubbard put together a strong performance with 24 kills and nine digs, while Kelsey Morgan registered four of the team's eight aces on the evening.

On Saturday against Haverford, the Diplomats celebrated Homecoming in style by putting together one of its best offensive performances of the season.

Harvey and Ezekiel led the way with 10 kills apiece. Harvey collected an astounding .588 hitting percentage on the match, committing zero errors in three sets of action.

Hubbard tallied 25 assists, while Alyssa Sanchez (12) and Parys Zambas (10) reached double-digit digs to round out the stat sheet. F&M combined for a .357 kill percentage on the afternoon, its third-best hitting performance of the season. The Fords managed to hit at a .088 clip, a result of 18 errors in the contest.

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CC Top Five: Hubbard continues to lead the CC in assists per game with a 9.38 average while Harvey cracked the top five in hitting percentage at .328. Sanchez sits fifth in service aces (0.53) and digs per set (3.92).

CC Player of the Week: On Monday, Harvey was named the CC Volleyball Player of the Week. The honor is Harvey's second of the season, with the last coming back on Sept. 3, and the fourth of her career.

Over a stretch of two contests last week, the senior middle hitter registered a .472 hitting percentage while averaging 2.71 kills and 1.0 blocks per set. Against the Blue Jays, she picked up nine kills on 19 swings for a .368 hitting percentage to go along with two assists and an ace in the 3-1 win.

Helping F&M sweep the Fords 3-0 on Saturday, Harvey hit at a .588 clip by notching 10 kills without an error in three sets, while filling out the stat sheet with two solo blocks and assisting on another three.