Diplomats Travel to Selinsgrove and Bryn Mawr - Week 8 Match Notes

Diplomats Travel to Selinsgrove and Bryn Mawr - Week 8 Match Notes

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Match 25
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
F&M vs. Wesleyan (Conn.) | Selinsgrove | 5:00 PM

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

Match 26
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
F&M vs. Susquehanna | Selinsgrove | 7:00 PM

Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 21-12
Streak: SU +4
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Sept. 15, 2013
Last Susquehanna Victory: 3-0, Oct. 20, 2017

Match 27
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
F&M vs. Bryn Mawr | Bryn Mawr | 1:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 27-1
Streak: F&M +27
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 21, 2017
Last BM Victory: 2-0, Sept. 9, 1989

CC Playoff Picture: With two weeks left in the regular season, Franklin & Marshall sits in the driver's seat to host the Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament. The Diplomats currently sit first, unbeaten in CC play with an 8-0 mark, followed by Johns Hopkins at 7-1, with the critical matchup against the Blue Jays on Oct. 27.

To view the current CC standings, click here.

Series History: F&M opens the week with a tough non-conference tri-match against Wesleyan (Conn.) and Susquehanna, with both of those teams receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Coaches Poll.

The Diplomats take on Wesleyan for the first time before going up against Susquehanna with F&M owning a 21-12 record against the River Hawks.

F&M closes out the week at Bryn Mawr where the Diplomats look to continue a 27-game winning-streak.

Last Meetings: The Diplomats fell to Susquehanna by a 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-22) tally on October 20th, last season. Caroline Elgut led the team with seven kills, followed by Barbara Kapustin with six.

For a full recap, click here.

F&M tallied a 3-0 (25-8, 25-11, 25-13) sweep against Bryn Mawr in last season's contest. Kapustin and Casey Morrow paced the offense with nine kills and four digs.

For a full recap, click here.

Last Week (3-0)

Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Gettysburg: W, 3-2 | Recap
Saturday, Oct. 13 vs. Washington: W, 3-0 | Recap
Saturday, Oct. 13 vs. Clarkson: W, 3-2 | Recap   

Among the Leaders (NCAA): Grace Maggiore currently ranks in the top-50 across all Division III teams in two categories. The sophomore is 13th in services aces with 58 on the year and ranks 40th in aces per set with a 0.68 average.

As a team, F&M ranks 20th in total service aces with 219 on the year and sits at 44th after averaging 2.49 aces per set. 

Among the Leaders (CC): First-year Allison Franke sits in the top-10 in both kills per set (9th - 2.69) and total kills (5th - 226) while Morrow sits third in hitting percentage at .318. Maggiore ranks first in aces per set (0.66) and sits third in assists per set, averaging 8.98. Carly Ostrowski ranks eighth in total digs with 274.

Salko Reaches 300: With a 3-2 victory over Gettysburg on Oct. 10, head coach Mary Kate Salko reached her 300th career win. Only two other Centennial coaches have reached this milestone. Salko became F&M's winningest coach in 2016, passing Steve Coulson (251).