Diplomats Gear Up for Saturday Tri-Match - Week 6 Match Notes

Diplomats Gear Up for Saturday Tri-Match - Week 6 Match Notes

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Match 15
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 40-7
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Sept. 26, 2018
Last SWA Victory: 3-0, Sept. 27, 2017 

Match 16
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
F&M vs. Stockton | Swarthmore | 2:30 PM

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Series Record: STO Leads 8-3
Streak: STO +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0 Oct. 8, 2016
Last STO Victory: 3-0. Sept. 30, 2017

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall plays two matches on Saturday, beginning with a Centennial Conference (CC) match against Swarthmore at 12:00 p.m. The Diplomats snapped a four-game losing streak to the Garnet last season. Before that slide, F&M had taken 27 consecutive matches over Swarthmore.

F&M then faces Stockton for the first time since 2017.  The Ospreys took the victory as Grace Maggiore led the Diplomats with 23 assists and eight digs and Grace Polisano led the team with her nine kills.

Last Week

The Diplomats took a four-set match over Dickinson in CC play on Wednesday, 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19). Recap.

F&M remained undefeated against CC competition after defeating the Fords, 3-1 (27-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18). RecapVideo Highlights.

The Diplomats finished off an unbeaten week with a 3-0 sweep of Scranton (25-20, 25-21, 25-15). RecapVideo Highlights.

Maggiore Earns CC POTW

Grace Maggiore took home Conference Player of the Week honors after guiding F&M to a 3-0 week, tallying a double-double in each match. She notched 115 assists (10.45 per set), 13 kills (1.18 per set), 45 digs (4.09 per set), five service aces (.45 per set), and four blocks in 11 total sets. The Diplomats secured two key conference victories over Dickinson and Haverford and also swept Scranton in non-conference play.

Polls

F&M revceived four points in the AVCA coaches poll, placing them just outside the top-25 in the nation. Complete Poll

Among the Leaders (CC)

Grace Maggiore enters the week third in the Centennial Conference with 9.45 assists per set and fifth in the CC in total assists with 470.

Allison Franke and Delaney Hahn are each in the top-10 for the CC in kills per set. Franke is in seventh with 2.76 K/S and Hahn is 10th with 2.66 K/S.

Carlita Bozzo has 4.10 digs per set, 10th in the Conference.

Amy Mullen's .300 hitting percentage is 5th in the CC. Teammate Casey Morrow is not far behind, 10th in the Conference with her .282 hitting percentage.

Record Book Watch 

Grace Maggiore has 998 service attempts, fourth in program history and 35 away from entering the top three.

Grace Polisano enters the week with 794 career kills, good for 16th in program history, and 44 away from entering the top 15.

Maggiore Reaches 2,000 Assists

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