Diplomats Host Middlebury; Welcome Haverford on Saturday - Week 6 Game Notes

Diplomats Host Middlebury; Welcome Haverford on Saturday - Week 6 Game Notes
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Game 8
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
No. 3 F&M vs. No. 5 Middlebury | Lancaster, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: Middlebury leads 1-0
Streak: MC +1
Last F&M Victory: n/a
Last Middlebury Victory: 14-5, Mar. 27, 2014

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Game 9
Saturday, April 1, 2017
No. 3 F&M vs. Haverford | Lancaster, Pa | 12:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 28-5
Streak: F&M +17
Last F&M Victory: 16-5, Apr. 23, 2016
Last Haverford Victory: 13-11, Mar. 15, 2000

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Series History: F&M takes on Middlebury for the second time on Wednesday. The Panthers won the previous meeting 14-5 back in 2014. The Diplomats resume CC action on Saturday hosting Haverford. F&M holds a 17-game winning streak with a 28-5 overall mark.

Help Us Celebrate: Franklin & Marshall's athletic department, along with the women's lacrosse program, is set to honor the 10th anniversary of the Diplomats' 2007 NCAA Championship team.

The '07 team is being welcomed back to campus to be recognized during halftime of the team's game against Haverford on Saturday, April 1.

CC POTW: Danielle Harrington was named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week for women's lacrosse, announced by the league office on Monday. The honor is the second of the season for Harrington.

Harrington went 2-0 last week for the Diplomats in a pair of impressive performances in net. The junior goalkeeper tallied eight saves and allowed just three goals in a 13-5 victory over Swarthmore on Saturday, before following on Sunday with a season-high 10 saves in a key 8-4 win over No. 10 Salisbury. 

National Rankings: F&M continues to rise in the IWLCA National Rankings and now occupy the No. 3 spot in the country. Gettysburg (No. 1) is the only other Centennial Conference (CC) team in the top 20.  

Records Watch: Moriarty continues to ascend the ranks of the Diplomats' career offensive leaders. Her 227 points on the season are good for 13th on the all-time list. Blake Hargest '10 leads the way with 341. Moriarty's 134 career goals place her 19th, while her 93 assists are now eighth.

Vanessa Budd and Sarah Bozzo are climbing the caused turnover list and now rank seventh and eighth, respectively, with 70 and 63 in their careers.

Last Week: No. 4 Franklin & Marshall defeated No. 10 Salisbury 8-4 in women's lacrosse action Sunday afternoon. The win is the sixth straight as the Diplomats improved to 6-1 while Salisbury dropped to 7-3.

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Last Time We Met Middlebury | Recap: No. 3 Middlebury defeated No.4 Franklin & Marshall 14-5 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on March 27, 2014. 

Caroline Krohn finished with two goals with Emily Everdell, Gabby Frank and Casey Madden each picking up a score for F&M.

Megan Kelly came away with seven draws while Anastasia Mergner and Emily D'Erasmo caused two turnovers to pace the defense. 

Kelsey Hoffman dropped to 5-2 with six stops, and Alyssa Palomba turned away six shots to pick up the win. 

F&M outshot Middlebury 25-24, took 14-of-21 draws and went 13-for-16 on clears. 

Last Time We Met Haverford | Recap: Grace Saliba finished with eight points to lead No. 4 Franklin & Marshall to a 16-5 victory over Haverford last year on April 23.

Gabby Frank scored two goals and dished two assists, and Katie Groenke scored on three of her four shots for the Diplomats.  Claire Jackson, Anastasia Mergner, Natalie DelinskyCaroline Kolva and Maddie Hughes all scored once, and Hughes added an assist.

Jackson came away with four draws, Mergner had three, and Vanessa Budd finished with two.  Samantha Blicht had two ground balls, and one caused turnover to help lead the F&M defense.

Danielle Harrington picked up the win with two saves and improved to 12-0, and Megan Chenworth took the loss with six stops.