LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team won both matches in their Saturday doubleheader to go a perfect 3-0 through their opening weekend Scramble tournament. The Diplomats swept Geneseo, 3-0 (32-30, 25-14, 25-18), and came from behind to devastate Arcadia in five sets, 3-2(19-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-8).
F&M ended the weekend with a 3-0 record while Geneseo fell to 0-3 and Arcadia finished 2-1.
The rest of the All-Tournament Team was filled out by Arcadia's Emily Eng and Maddie Sehrt of Arcadia, Geneseo's Grace Thomas, and Mary Washington's Savannah Powers.
Match 1 – F&M 3, Geneseo 0 (32-30, 25-14, 25-18)
The Diplomats and Knights opened their match with a vacillating set that ended with a 32-30 final score.
F&M was up 21-17, but Geneseo battled back to even the score at 25. The Diplomats were unable to take the two-point advantage to end the game until they scored their 32nd point on an Amy Mullen kill. Despite the close score, F&M controlled the action and never faced set point.
The Diplomats settled in after the first set, winning both of the final two sets by over seven points.
Match 2 – F&M 3, Arcadia 2 (19-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-8)
Trailing by a 2-0 match score, F&M mounted its come back in the third set by going on a 6-0 run as part of a 14-9 finish to the third, capped by a Grace Polisano ace.
An 8-4 run to close out the fourth set knotted the action at 2-2 to force a fifth.
The Diplomats went on a 4-0 run to begin the fifth set that continued into a 7-1 advantage en route to a 15-8 final to take the match.
Grace Maggiore was a key player once again, tallying 43 assists and 14 digs, second on the team, to contribute on both offense and defense. She had over 30 assists in all three games of the F&M Scramble.
Carlita Bozzo led the defense with her 17 digs.
The Diplomats begin a seven-match road trip Wednesday night at Neumann University at 7:00 p.m.