Diplomats Head to Washington for Trimatch

Diplomats Head to Washington for Trimatch
Match 23
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
F&M at Washington | Chestertown | 12:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 38-7
Streak: F&M +27
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 24, 2015
Last WC Victory: 3-0, Oct. 17, 1989
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Match 24
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
F&M vs. Salisbury | Chestertown | 2:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 10-8
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 16, 2016
Last SU Victory: 3-1, Nov. 2, 2013
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Series History: Franklin & Marshall enters the penultimate week of the regular season in fifth place in the Centennial Conference (CC) standings. Another big CC match kicks off a trimatch on Saturday, as the Diplomats take on hosts Washington College at 12:00 p.m. F&M owns a 38-7 lead over the Shorewomen, and has won 27 straight dating back to 1989.

The Diplomats finish up the trimatch and week at 2:00 p.m. with a nonconference match against Salisbury. F&M leads the Sea Gulls in a tight 10-8 all-time series, including a 3-0 victory at the Mayser Center on Sept. 16 during the F&M Scramble.

Last Week

Thurs., Oct. 13 vs. McDaniel: W, 3-0 | Recap

Sat., Oct. 15 at Muhlenberg: L, 3-1 | Recap

Sat., Oct. 15 vs. Union: W, 3-0 | Recap

Among the Leaders: Allison Edelstein has retained her spot at the top of the CC rankings for assists per set, recording 111 kills last week to bump her average up to 10.05. She also ranks fourth in the Centennial in service aces per set at .55, just behind the .57 mark held by conference leader Sydney Gonzalez of Ursinus.

Ellie Ezekiel remains near the top of the conference in a few offensive categories, coming in third in kills (237) and seventh in kills per set (3.29). Christine Yoo also finds her way into a pair of top 10 spots, ranking third in hitting percentage (.293) and eighth in blocks per set (.75). Cassie Garison's .277 hitting average also breaks into the top 10, landing in seventh.

Mary Leneweaver continues to put up strong defensive statistics, ranking fourth in the conference in both digs (348) and digs per set (4.64).

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Milestone Watch: F&M head coach Mary Kate Boland continues to climb the wins rankings within the CC. She ranks second all-time with 108 wins in Centennial action, a record held by ex-McDaniel coach Carole Molloy with 110.