Volleyball Takes on McDaniel in Semis, Ready to Host Tournament - CC Tournament Notes

Volleyball Takes on McDaniel in Semis, Ready to Host Tournament - CC Tournament Notes

CC Semifinals
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
F&M vs. McDaniel | Lancaster | 1:00 PM

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Series Record: McD leads 34-30
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 3, 2018
Last McD Victory: 3-2, Nov. 1, 2017

CC Finals
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Semifinal Winners | Lancaster | 1:00 PM

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CC Tournament: Franklin & Marshall recorded a perfect 10-0 mark in Centennial Conference (CC) action this season to earn hosting rights for the CC Tournament for the first time since 2013. The Diplomats playoff berth continues an 11-season appearance streak that is unmatched by a Conference opponent.

F&M enters the 2018 Tournament looking for its fourth title. The Diplomats have made 18 Tournament appearances and hold an overall record of 15-15 with a 9-6 mark in the semifinals. 

No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins will take on No. 3 seed Swarthmore following F&M's semifinal match on Saturday afternoon.

Rally Towel Giveaway: Free rally towels will be given to the first 50 students with their college ID at Saturday's contest. 

Series History: The Diplomats recorded a 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-22, 30-28) victory on Oct. 3 earlier this year. The Green Terror own a slight 34-30 edge in the overall record, but the Diplomats hold a 14-11 advantage when playing at home.

Last Week (2-0): 

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Cabrini: W, 3-0 | Recap
Saturday, Oct. 27 vs. Johns Hopkins: W, 3-2 | Recap  

In the Rankings: F&M sits in the No. 4 spot for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Juniata leads the rankings while CC competitors Muhlenberg and Johns Hopkins are sixth and 10th, respectively.

Among the Leaders (NCAA): Grace Maggiore currently ranks in the top-50 across all Division III teams in two categories. The sophomore is sixth in services aces with 73 on the year and ranks 27th in aces per set with a 0.70 average.

As a team, F&M ranks 23rd in total service aces with 262 on the year and places 38th in match win-loss percentage (.793) and 47th in aces per set (2.45).   

Among the Leaders (CC): First-year Allison Franke ranks in the top-10 in the Conference in multiple categories, including hitting percentage (10th - .255), kills per set (9th - 2.71), and total kills (4th - 274) while Casey Morrow sits third in hitting percentage at .316. Maggiore ranks first in aces per set (0.68) and ranks third in assists per set, averaging 8.99. Carly Ostrowski ranks eighth in total digs with 334.

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).