Men’s Soccer Aiming to Lock Up No. 1 Seed in CC

Men’s Soccer Aiming to Lock Up No. 1 Seed in CC
Game 16
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
F&M vs. Gettysburg | Lancaster | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 42-35-5
Streak: F&M +7
Last F&M Victory: 6-1, Oct. 28, 2015
Last GC Victory: 2-1, Nov. 3, 2007
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Game 17
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
F&M at Dickinson | Carlisle | 3:00 PM
Series Record: 38-21-9
Streak: DC +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Nov. 17, 2013
Last DC Victory: 1-0, Nov. 7, 2015
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Men's soccer (11-1-3, 6-0-1 CC) heads into the final week of the regular-season with the goal of locking up home-field advantage in the upcoming Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs.

Action begins with a home game against Gettysburg on Wednesday, before traveling to Dickinson on Saturday in the regular-season finale. 

Playoff Outlook: With just two games to go, the Diplomats need a pair of wins or a win and a Haverford (6-1 CC) loss to wrap up the regular-season title. Washington remains in the mix in third with a 4-1-2 CC record, followed by Johns Hopkins (4-3) and Gettysburg (3-2-2). 

Series History: Against Gettysburg, F&M holds a seven-game winning streak dating back to the 2007 season, including a 6-1 clobbering on the road last season. 

Dickinson has had the upper hand in the last few outings, taking both matchups a year ago. The Diplomats last win in the series occurred in the 2013 NCAA Second Round with a 3-0 victory in Carlisle.

Last Week: Robert Maze's 94th-minute tally gave F&M a dramatic 1-0 OT win against No. 13 Haverford on Saturday afternoon. The Fords entered the matchup with outright wins in their last 15 conference games and were unbeaten in 17 straight. 

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In the Rankings: F&M moved up one spot to No. 2 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. Haverford is the only other CC Institution to crack the top-25, now sitting at No. 22. 

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D3Soccer.com has the Diplomats remaining at No. 7 for the third-consecutive week. Haverford fell to No. 21, while regional opponents, Messiah (No. 2) and Elizabethtown (No. 18) were also represented on the list. 

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Win Streak: F&M enters action this week with a six-game winning streak and a seven-game unbeaten streak, dating back to Sept. 24. 

Late-Game Heroics: The Diplomats have tallied the game-winning goal in either the final minute of regular or during overtime in two straight games and three out of their last five. 

Among the Leaders (CC): Jason Tonelli ranks second in the CC in points (21) and is tied for first in goals (10). Ugo Okolie is second with five assists while Wyatt Fabian is tied for fourth with four. 

Reingold holds the lowest goals-against-average mark in the conference at 0.58. His 48 saves are sixth, and his .842 save percentage stands alone in second. 

Entering the week, the Diplomats lead the Conference with 30 goals and are second in goals against average at 0.63. 

Among the Leaders (NCAA): Tonelli's four game-winning goals place him 31st nationally, while Reingold's 0.63 GAA ranks 15th. 

Record Book Watch: Tonelli has seven game-winning goals in his career, a mark that ranks tied for fourth in program history. Ben Beaver '13 leads the way with 20. The junior forward also has 16 career goals, which ties for 20th on the all-time list. Beaver also tops that category with 47. 

Okolie is on a record pace with his assist total, currently standing in a tie for 17th with 11 in his career. Brandon Corday '07 is the program's leader with 25. 

Levine continues to climb the list for career games started and places tied for eighth with 63. Chris Scott '14 leads the way with 74.