Diplomats Celebrate Senior Day Wednesday – Week 10 Match Notes

Diplomats Celebrate Senior Day Wednesday – Week 10 Match Notes

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Match 23
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
F&M vs. Lancaster Bible College | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 11-0
Streak: F&M +11
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 2, 2017
Last LBC Victory: N/A

Match 24
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
F&M at No. 7 Johns Hopkins | Baltimore, Md. | 2:00 PM

Video Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 26-19
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Oct. 27, 2018
Last JHU Victory: 3-0. Oct. 28, 2017

Playoff Outlook

Franklin & Marshall enters the week 9-0 in CC play, leading Johns Hopkins (8-0 CC) by one game in the win column in the Conference standings. The regular-season finale at Johns Hopkins on Nov. 2 could determine the top seed for the CC Tournament that begins Nov. 6.

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall hosts Lancaster Bible College on Wednesday night in non-conference competition. The Diplomats have never lost a match to the Chargers and have not dropped a set since a five-set victory in 2012.

The Diplomats head to Baltimore to face No. 7 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. If the Blue Jays defeat Gettysburg Wednesday night, then both teams will enter Saturday's match unbeaten in the Conference. F&M snapped a three-match losing streak to Johns Hopkins last season. 

Senior Day

Prior to the start of Wednesday night's contest, the Diplomats will honor their three-member senior class of Sarah Mirza, Grace Polisano, and Natalie Weaver.

Last Week

The Diplomats swept Bryn Mawr, 3-0, on Wednesday night. F&M won all three sets by at least 11 points. Recap.

F&M fell to No. 16 Juniata, 3-0, on Friday despite playing the Eagles closely in all three sets. Recap.

Among the Leaders (CC)

Grace Maggiore enters the week third in the Centennial Conference with 9.08 assists per set and fourth in the CC in total assists with 699.

Allison Franke is fifth in the CC in kills per set with 2.95 K/S.

Amy Mullen's .296 hitting percentage is fourth in the CC. Franke is not far behind, eighth in the Conference with a .270 hitting percentage.

Record Book Watch 

Grace Maggiore has 1,097 service attempts, second in program history and 61 away from becoming the all-time leader. Maggiore also has 152 career service aces, 12th in program history and eight away from entering the top-ten all-time.

Grace Polisano enters the week with 857 career kills, 12th in program history, and 37 away from entering the top-10.

Maggiore Reaches 2,000 Assists

Grace Maggiore recorded 30 assists against Neumann on Wednesday, Sept. 4 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.