F&M Wins Pair of Thrillers in Saturday Scramble Sweep

F&M Wins Pair of Thrillers in Saturday Scramble Sweep

Box Scores: Match 1 | Match 2

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 Diplomats had three players named to the All-Tournament Team: Grace Maggiore, Delaney Hahn, and Allison Franke. Maggiore was named MVP of the tournament. 

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.

Delaney Hahn paced the offense with 11 kills in the match. Allison Franke had nine.

Grace Maggiore guided the team with her team-leading 30 assists on offense and 17 digs on defense. Carlita Bozzo also had double-digit digs with 10.

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.

On offense, Hahn was the team leader with 15 kills, while Allison Franke (11) and Grace Polisano (10) each recorded double-digit kills.

The Diplomats begin a seven-match road trip Wednesday night at Neumann University at 7:00 p.m.