Diplomats Set for Three-Game Week; Week 4 Game Notes

Diplomats Set for Three-Game Week; Week 4 Game Notes
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Game 5
Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017
F&M vs. Kenyon | St. Paul's School, Baltimore, Md. | 1:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 7-0
Streak: F&M +7
Last F&M Victory: 16-9, Mar. 12, 2016
Last Kenyon Victory: n/a
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Game 6
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
F&M at Lebanon Valley | Annville, Pa. | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 18-4
Streak: F&M +14
Last F&M Victory: 10-6, Mar. 16, 2016
Last LVC Victory: 8-7, 1971
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Game 7
Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017
F&M at Elizabethtown | Elizabethtown, Pa. | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 2-0
Streak: F&M +2 
Last F&M Victory: 8-3, Mar. 11, 2006
Last Elizabethtown Victory: n/a
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Series History: The Diplomats face off with Kenyon on Sunday at the St. Paul's School in Baltimore. F&M holds a 7-0 record in the series, including a 16-9 win a year ago. On Tuesday, the Diplomats take a short drive to Annville, to take on the Dutchmen from Lebanon Valley. F&M owns an 18-4 lead in the series, and heads into the game with a 14-game winning streak. Next Saturday, F&M travels to Elizabethtown to take on the Blue Jays for the third time. The Diplomats have won both meetings in the series. 

CC Player of the Week: Franklin & Marshall freshman Kevin Mollihan was named the Centennial Conference (CC) offensive player of the week for men's lacrosse announced on Monday. The honor is the first for Mollihan and for a member of the F&M team this season.   

Mollihan was on fire last week, netting 11 goals and handing out two assists in a 2-0 week for the Diplomats. He started out the week with five goals and a helper in a 14-8 win over Susquehanna and finished off the week with six scores and an assist in a 16-14 victory over No. 20 Washington & Lee.  

Schedule Change: The men's lacrosse game against Lebanon Valley scheduled for next Wednesday, March 15, has been moved to Tuesday, March 14. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at Arnold Field.  

F&M Last Week: F&M went 2-0 last week with a 14-8 win over Susquehanna on Wednesday before taking down No. 20 Washington & Lee 16-14 on Saturday.  

Click here to read the Susquehanna recap and here for the W&L recap.  

Last Time We Met Kenyon | Recap: Franklin & Marshall scored seven unanswered goals in the second half en route to a 16-9 victory over Kenyon last year on Mar. 12. 

Sean Rogers finished with four goals, four assists and five ground balls to lead the Diplomats. Mike Rama had four scores of his own with one assist while Wes Rhudy finished with two scores. Michael Bossidy and Reid Zeigler both finished with a goal and an assist and Christopher Casey, Mike Wasik along with Harry Rice all struck once. 

Mike Sanzone went 20-of-28 from the X and collected 13 ground balls. 

Thomas Moore improved to 4-2 with 15 saves while Patrick Shevelson took the loss with 16 stops. 

F&M outshot Kenyon 46-40, held a 31-24 edge in ground balls and went 16-for-18 in clear attempts. 

Last Time We Met LVC | Recap: A 3-0 run in the second quarter powered Franklin & Marshall to a 10-6 victory over Lebanon Valley in last year's matchup.

Wasik added an assist to his three goals to lead the F&M offense. Michael Bossidy and George Briggs both finished with a pair of tallies and an assist in the victory.

Mike Sanzone went 15-for-20 on faceoffs and collected nine ground balls for the Diplomats, while Anthony Dougherty picked up three grounders and caused two turnovers to lead the defense. Wes Rhudy came up with six ground balls and caused one turnover as well.

Thomas Moore recorded seven saves to pick up the win for F&M, moving his record to 5-2 on the year. Cameron Epple (3-2) took the loss for Lebanon Valley, recording nine saves.

Last Time We Met E-Town | Recap: Bobby Atkins scored two goals and handed out an assist as the Franklin & Marshall men's lacrosse team handled Lancaster County rival Elizabethtown College 8-3 at St. Paul's School on Mar. 11, 2006.

F&M put the game away in the first seven minutes of the fourth period as Hild ripped an assist from Kearny into the goal to go ahead 7-2 with 12:59 left on the game clock. David Steiner closed out Franklin & Marshall's scoring with an unassisted goal at the 8:35 mark before Jeff Cowan found Brad Whitcomb for a score with 5:49 on the clock.

In goal, Tim Kjeldgaard earned the win making 13 saves and allowing three goals on 38 shots for his second intercollegiate win, while Chris Schuch took the loss allowing eight goals and making 20 saves.