November 4, 2013

Fall Sports Set for CC Playoffs

LANCASTER, Pa. – Three of Franklin & Marshall's postseason-eligible fall sports teams will compete in this week's Centennial Conference (CC) playoffs. F&M's field hockey and volleyball squads each won the CC regular season to earn the top seed and the right to host this weekend's semifinal and final rounds in Lancaster, while men's soccer secured the third seed and will take on Swarthmore at Haverford on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. 

Field Hockey CC Championship Site

Field Hockey earned the top seed in the tournament for the third straight year with a perfect 10-0 CC record as they look to defend their CC Crown. The Diplomats will take on the winner of Wednesday's first round matchup between fourth-seeded Haverford and fifth-seeded Muhlenberg on Saturday at 12:00 noon. 

The CC Champion will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA postseason, which begins its first round on Nov. 13 and second/third rounds on Nov. 16-17, with the final two rounds slated for Nov. 22 and Nov. 24 in Virginia Beach. The NCAA will set its final field of teams by Nov. 10. For more information regarding the NCAA field hockey tournament, click here. 

Wednesday, November 6 at Haverford, Pa.
First-Round - #4 Haverford vs. #5 Muhlenberg, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 at Lancaster, Pa.
Semifinal 1 - #1 Franklin & Marshall vs. #4/5 Winner, 12:00 p.m.
Semifinal 2 - #2 Ursinus vs. #3 Dickinson, 70 minutes after semifinal 1

Sunday, November 4 at Lancaster, Pa.
Final - semifinal winners, 12:00 p.m. 

Volleyball CC Championship Site

Volleyball took the regular season title for the second year in a row with an unblemished 10-0 mark in conference play. F&M hosts the winner of Wednesday's first round contest featuring fifth-seeded Gettysburg and fourth-seeded Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. 

NCAA Regional action kicks off Nov. 9-11 with the CC Champion earning an automatic berth. The field will be set on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.  Click here to access the selection show.  

Wednesday, November 6 at #4 seed
First Round - #5 Gettysburg at #4 Johns Hopkins, 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 at Lancaster, Pa.
Semifinal 1 - #1 Franklin & Marshall vs. #4-5 seed, 1 p.m.
Semifinal 2 - #2 Muhlenberg vs. #3 McDaniel, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 10 at Lancaster, Pa.
Final - semifinal winners, 1 p.m. 

Men's Soccer CC Championship Site

Men's Soccer secured the third-seed and will take on Swarthmore at Haverford on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The winner will advance to Sunday's final round starting at 1:00 p.m. 

The NCAA Tournament will start on Nov. 15 in first round action as the CC Champion will earn an automatic berth. The bracket will be released on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to watch the selection show.  

Wednesday, November 6 at Carlisle, Pa.
First-Round - #4 Dickinson vs #5 Johns Hopkins, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 at Haverford, Pa.
Semifinal 1 - #2 Swarthmore vs. #3 Franklin & Marshall, 11:00 a.m.
Semifinal 2 - #1 Haverford vs. #4-5 winner, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 10 at Haverford, Pa.
Final - semifinal winners, 1:00 p.m. 

Following From Home

Each of the semifinal and championship field hockey and volleyball contests hosted by F&M this weekend will feature live HD video streaming and live stats. To access the video and live stats, click the links below, or visit each individual team's schedule/results page. Further information regarding video and livestats of the men's soccer second round game will be posted on F&M's men's soccer schedule/results page as it becomes available.