Diplomats Set to Host Scramble - Week 5 Match Notes

Diplomats Set to Host Scramble - Week 5 Match Notes

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Match 14
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
F&M vs. Swarthmore | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 38-8
Streak: SC +4
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 16, 2013
Last SC Victory: 3-0, Sept. 27, 2017

Match 15
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
F&M vs. Bethany | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: N/A
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last BC Victory: N/A

Match 16
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M vs. Farmingdale State | Lancaster | 10:00 AM

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Series Record: F&M leads 1-0
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Sept. 30, 2017
Last FS Victory: N/A

Match 17
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
F&M vs. Messiah | Lancaster | 3:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 16-15
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Sept. 2, 2017
Last MC Victory: 3-2, Nov. 1, 2003

Series History: Franklin & Marshall opens the week hosting Swarthmore for the 21st meeting in Lancaster. The Diplomats hold a 19-2 edge when playing at home.

The Diplomats open their annual Scramble on Friday, meeting Bethany (W.V.) for the first time. F&M continues the action on Saturday, first squaring off against Farmingdale State, who the Diplomats met for the first time last season. F&M closes out the weekend against Messiah. A tightly contested series, the Diplomats won last year to take a 16-15 edge in the overall record.

For a full schedule and updates of the Scramble, follow along here.

Last Meetings: F&M fell to Swarthmore 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-9) on Sept. 27 last season. Grace Maggiore led the way with a double-double of 18 assists and 10 digs. Grace Polisano paced the offense with nine kills and eight digs. 

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The Diplomats tallied a 3-1 (19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-18) victory over Farmingdale State last season. Maggiore and Delaney Hahn led the way, both recording a double-double for the match. Hahn had 20 kills and 19 digs while Maggiore tallied 38 assists and 13 digs.

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F&M notched a 3-2 (18-25, 22-25, 27-25, 26-24, 15-8) comeback win against Messiah in last year's Crosstown Crossover. Hahn, Polisano, and Casey Morrow controlled the offense with 16, 15, and 13 kills, respectively.

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Last Week (3-0)

Thursday, Sept. 20 vs. Dickinson: W, 3-0 | Recap
Saturday, Sept. 22 at Haverford: W, 3-1 | Recap
Saturday, Sept. 22 vs. Alvernia: W, 3-0 | Recap 

CC POTW: Grace Maggiore was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week for volleyball, announced by the league office on Monday. The honor is the first in the sophomore's career and first of the season for the team. 

To read the full release, click here. 

Among the Leaders (NCAA): Maggiore currently ranks in the top-50 across all Division III teams in two categories. The sophomore is 40th in services aces with 31 on the year and ranks 43rd in aces per set with a 0.72 average. 

Among the Leaders (CC): First-year Allison Franke sits in the top-10 in the Conference in multiple categories, including hitting percentage (fourth - .325), kills per set (seventh - 2.84), and total kills (sixth - 128). Maggiore ranks first in aces per set (0.67) and sits third in assists per set, averaging 9.00. Carly Ostrowski and Amy Mullen sit at ninth and 10th in the same category, averaging 0.54 and 0.50 aces per set, respectively. 

Closing in on 300: In the midst of her 16th season as head coach, Mary Kate Salko is only nine games away from reaching 300 career wins. Only two other Centennial coaches have reached this milestone. Salko became F&M's winningest coach in 2016, passing Steve Coulson (251).