Game 9 Wednesday, March 29, 2017 F&M vs. No. 13 Gettysburg | Lancaster, Pa. | 4:00 PM Series Record: Gettysburg leads 38-22 Streak: Gettysburg +2 Last F&M Victory: 14-12, April 23, 2014 Last Gettysburg Victory: 13-5, April 27, 2016
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Game 10 Saturday, April 1, 2017 F&M vs. Haverford | Lancaster, Pa. | 3:00 PM Series Record: F&M leads 20-10 Streak: F&M +3 Last F&M Victory: 5-3, April 23, 2016 Last Haverford Victory: 11-10, April 20, 2013
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Series History: F&M starts out the week with a showdown against Gettysburg on Wednesday. The Bullets hold a 38-22 lead in the series, including the last two, with F&M's last victory occurring in 2014. The Diplomats take on Haverford on Saturday for the 31st time. F&M owns a 20-10 series record with three straight wins.
Last Week: Sean Rogers tallied seven goals and handed out an assist to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 15-9 victory over Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon.
Rogers finished with seven goals and an assist, Kevin Mollihan had two scores with two assists, and Jarrett Donaghy netted two as well. Mike Rama, Reid Ziegler, and McBride all had a score, while Wyatt Richins finished with two helpers and Kip Wyrough along with S. McBride both had an assist.
Donaghy led the defense with two caused turnovers with seven ground balls, Tommy O'Connor caused two turnovers and three ground balls, and Nick Zenobio had three ground balls with two caused turnovers.
Scott Hatch improved to 5-2 with six stops, and Cole Fox took the loss with 13 saves.
Last Time We Met Gettysburg | Recap: No.7 Gettysburg downed Franklin & Marshall 13-5 last season on Apr. 27.
Rogers finished with two goals and Briggs finished with a goal and an assist. Rama and Aviles each scored once, and Kenavan added an assist.
Scott Hatch took the loss in goal with seven stops and dropped to 2-1, and Jake Adoni picked up the win with six saves for the Bullets.
F&M went 15-for-16 in clear attempts and held a 23-22 edge in ground balls.
Last Time We Met Haverford | Recap: Trailing 3-2 heading into the fourth, Franklin & Marshall scored three unanswered goals to defeat Haverford 5-3 last April 23.
Tommy O'Connor paced the defense with three caused turnovers, and five ground balls and Wes Rhudy finished with three caused turnovers and two ground balls. Anthony Dougherty had four ground balls with two caused turnovers to help lead the defense.
F&M outshot Haverford 29-24, held a 34-26 edge in ground balls and went 13-for-19 on clear attempts.
In the Rankings: Five 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. 7), Gettysburg (No. 13) Ursinus (No. 17), all occupy the top 20.
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CC Player of the Week: Sean Rogers was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. The honor is the first of the year for Rogers and the fourth of the season for the Diplomats.
Rogers netted seven goals and handed out an assist to lead F&M to a 15-9 win over Swarthmore on Saturday in the Diplomats' conference opener. The junior scored on 7-of-10 shots on the cage along with a 66.7 percent shot-on-goal percentage.
Among the Leaders: Mollihan enters the week atop the CC scoring charts, tallying 26 scores in seven contests. He also leads the conference in points with 35.
Rogers ranks second in the Centennial with 15 assists, and with 19 goals sits in fifth while his 34 points place him second in the conference.
Full conference statistics can be viewed here.
Milestone Watch: Rogers now ranks 14th in program history with 143 points, while the record is held by Jon Dale '90 with 321. Rogers' 66 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 109 ground balls in his career, Anthony Dougherty ranks eighth all-time in program history. The record is held by Andrew Setian '12 with 232.