F&M Opens CC Action By Visiting Swarthmore

F&M Opens CC Action By Visiting Swarthmore

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Game 8
Saturday, March 25, 2017
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore, Pa. | 12:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 43-15
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 9-8, April 16, 2016
Last Swarthmore Victory: 8-6, March 25, 2009
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Schedule Change: The game with Lebanon Valley, initially scheduled for March 15, has been rescheduled for April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at LVC.

Series History: Franklin & Marshall opens Centennial Conference (CC) play on Saturday, visiting Swarthmore in the only game of the week. The Diplomats own a 43-15 advantage in the all-time series, and have beaten the Garnet in six straight contests dating back to 2009.

Last Week: Two goals in a two-minute span of the fourth quarter lifted F&M to an 11-10 victory over Elizabethtown on Saturday afternoon.

Kevin Mollihan finished with four goals and one assist, Sean Rogers and Tucker McBride both scored twice, while Rogers also added an assist. Mike Rama, Shane McBride and George Briggs all netted a goal and Briggs ended with a game-high four helpers.

Last Time We Met Swarthmore | Recap: A goal from Rogers with 2:42 left in overtime delivered the Diplomats a 9-8 victory over the Garnet on April 16.

In the Rankings: Four straight wins have the Diplomats just outside the top 20 in the most recent USILA poll. F&M received votes, narrowly missing out on a top 20 position. Three CC teams appear in the poll as Dickinson (No. 9), Ursinus (No. 14), and Gettysburg (No. 15) all occupy the top 15. 

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CC Player of the Week: F&M's Andrew Rose was named the CC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Rose won 17-of-25 face-offs and picked up seven ground balls as the Diplomats defeated Elizabethtown 11-10 on Saturday.

Among the Leaders: Mollihan enters the week atop the CC scoring charts, tallying 24 scores in six contests. He also leads the conference in points with 31, while his 4.0 goals per game rank him ninth in the nation.

Rogers ranks second in the Centennial with 14 assists, and with 12 goals sits in third in the conference in total points with 26.

Full conference statistics can be viewed here.

Milestone Watch: Rogers now ranks 15th in program history with 135 points, while the record is held by Jon Dale '90 with 321. Rogers' 65 career assists are good for 16th in the program record books, with Dale again owning the record, dishing out 218 helpers over his four seasons in Lancaster.

With 105 ground balls in his career, Anthony Dougherty ranks 10th all-time in program history. The record is held by Andrew Setien '12 with 232.