Diplomats to Play Three Matches in Marymount Invitational - Week 3 Match Notes

Diplomats to Play Three Matches in Marymount Invitational - Week 3 Match Notes

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Match 8
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
F&M at Marymount | Arlington, Va. | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 5-0
Streak: F&M +5
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 25, 2010
Last MU Victory: N/A

Match 9
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
F&M vs. Meredith | Arlington, Va. | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: 0-0
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last Meredith Victory: N/A

Match 10
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
F&M vs. Emory & Henry | Arlington, Va. | 2:00 PM

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Series Record: 0-0
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last E&H Victory: N/A

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall opens up the week with a matchup against Marymount University on the opening night of the Marymount Invitational Friday night. This is the sixth matchup between the Diplomats and Saints since 2010. F&M has dropped just one set out of 16 between the two programs.

The Diplomats play a Saturday twin bill to close out the Marymount Invitational against Meredith College and Emory & Henry College. F&M has never faced the Avenging Angels or the Wasps before. Meredith begins the week with a 4-3 record, but the Avenging Angels have lost three of their last four. Emory & Henry enters the week with a 2-3 record, but the Wasps have won two of the team's last three matches.

Last Week

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Neumann: W, 3-0 | Recap
Friday, Sept. 6 at Clarkson: L, 3-2 | Recap
Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Brockport: W, 3-0 | Recap
Saturday, Sept. 7 at St. Lawrence: W, 3-0 | Recap

The Diplomats continued their hot start to the season when they swept Neumann on Wednesday night. 

F&M went on to participate in the North Country Invitational over the weekend. The team fell just short of upsetting Clarkson. Both the Diplomats and Golden Knights received votes in the most recent AVCA poll ahead of their match. Delaney Hahn recorded a double-double with 16 kills and 20 digs.

The Diplomats bounced back on Saturday to pull off a pair of sweeps, including a St. Lawrence squad that was previously unbeaten. Maggiore was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Polls  

F&M received 11 points in the AVCA coaches poll, placing them just outside the top 25 in the nation. Complete Poll. The Diplomats were selected to finish first in the Centennial Conference in the annual CC Volleyball Preseason Poll. They received nine of the 11 possible first-place votes. Complete Poll.

Record Book Watch 

Grace Polisano enters the week with 753 career kills, good for 17th in program history, and 14 away from passing Candace Tussing '13 (767). She is also sixth in program history with 906 service attempts, and only 14 away from passing Parys Zambas '17 for fourth.

Grace Maggiore has 916 service attempts and is five away from entering the top four.

Maggiore Reaches 2,000 Assists

Grace Maggiore recorded 30 assists against Neumann on Wednesday, Sept. 4th, to put her over 2,000 career assist. Maggiore became the eighth Diplomat to cross the 2,000 assist threshold, and the first to reach that mark since Allison Edelstein '17.