Diplomats Ready for Busy Week

Diplomats Ready for Busy Week
Match 11
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
F&M at Muhlenberg | Allentown, Pa. | 7:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M Leads 22-2
Streak: F&M +10
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 30, 2013
Last MUHL Victory: 3-2, Oct. 25, 2003
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Match 12
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
F&M vs. Salisbury | Huntington, Pa. | 6:00 p.m.
Series Record: Series Tied 8-8
Streak: SU +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 31, 1998
Last SU Victory: 3-1, Nov. 2, 2013
Match 13
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
F&M vs. Cortland St. | Huntington, Pa. | 8:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M Leads 4-3
Streak: CSU +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 14, 2002
Last CSU Victory: 3-0, Sept. 13, 2003
Match 14
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
F&M at No. 6 Juniata | Huntington, Pa. | 1:00 p.m.
Series Record: JC Leads 15-3
Streak: JC +15
Last F&M Victory: 2-1, 1979
Last JC Victory: 3-1, Sept. 22, 2012
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Match 15
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
F&M vs. No.12 Chris. Newport | Huntington, Pa. | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: CNU Leads 3-0
Streak: CNU +3
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last CNU Victory: 3-0, Sept. 4, 2010

Series History: F&M opens up Centennial Conference (CC) action at Muhlenberg, a team the Diplomats have owned over the years with a 22-2 mark, including 10 straight wins.

On Friday and Saturday, F&M will compete in the ASICS Invitational hosted by Juniata. The Diplomats take on Salisbury at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. The teams are even all time at 8-8, however the Seagulls have taken the last three matches, including a 3-1 victory last season.

F&M holds a 4-3 record against Cortland St. and these squads have not met since 2003. No. 6 Juniata holds a 15-3 mark against the Diplomats, while No. 12 Chris. Newport leads the all-time series with F&M at 3-0.

Last Week: The Diplomats posted a 1-2 record last week, including a 3-2 win over St. Mary's (Md.). Susquehanna and Stevenson shut out F&M 3-0 before the Diplomats' win over the Seahawks.

Three players were in double figures in kills in the victory of St. Mary's, as Jaclyn Laforgia recorded a team-high 15, followed by Ellie Ezekiel with 11 and Kelsey Michenko at 10.

Alyssa Sanchez led the squad in digs with 16, followed by Caroline Hubbard (15), Laforgia (13) and Ezekiel (11).

Record Book Watch: Hubbard has amassed 2721 assists in her career, good for fifth on F&M's all-time list. She needs just 87 more to tie Sissy Volpi's (1991-94) 2808 for fourth. Hubbard (144) is also just three service aces shy of tying Rosemary Hartmann's (1999, 2000, 2002) 147 for 12th all time and five away from tying 11th-place Amy Miller's (1994-97) 149.

Atop the CC Leader Board: Hubbard sits in second in the CC with 0.78 service aces per set and trails only Washington's Kristin Lee (0.79) by a slim margin. Sanchez ranks second in the conference in digs per set at 4.30, just behind Urinus' Leah Masiello's 4.39 average.

Doubling Down: The Diplomats have five double-doubles as a team so far this season, with Hubbard notching three. In its win over St. Mary's, F&M supplied three double-doubles (Hubbard 42 assists and 15 digs, Ezekiel 11 kills and 11 digs, Laforgia 15 kills and 13 digs).