Season Links: Schedule/Results | Stat Leaders | Statistics | Roster | Video Roster | Player Career Highs | Career Records | Game Records | NCAA Rankings | Conference Leaders | IWCLA Poll | Social MediaGame 12 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 No. 4 F&M at No. 10 Messiah | Mechanicsburg, Pa. | 4:00 PM Series Record: F&M leads 6-1 Streak: F&M +6 Last F&M Victory: 15-5, April 12, 2016 Last Messiah Victory: 10-9, March 15, 2011
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Game 13 Thursday, April 13, 2017 No. 4 F&M at No. 17 Catholic | Washington D.C. | 7:00 PM Series Record: F&M leads 3-0 Streak: F&M +3 Last F&M Victory: 17-11, May 10, 2014 Last Catholic Victory: n/a
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Game 14 Saturday, April 15, 2017 No. 4 F&M vs. Ursinus | Lancaster, Pa. | 4:00 PM Series Record: Ursinus leads 27-19 Streak: F&M +15 Last F&M Victory: 12-4, April 20, 2016 Last Ursinus Victory: 13-7, April 27, 2002
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Series History: F&M starts out its week when the Diplomats travel to Messiah on Tuesday. The Diplomats own a 6-1 series record, including winning the last six.
On Wednesday, F&M travels to Catholic with a showdown against the Cardinals. The Diplomats lead 3-0 in the all-time series. Ursinus comes to town on Saturday for the 47th meeting between the two schools. The Diplomats lead 27-19, including victories in the last 15 meetings.
National Rankings: F&M fell three spots in this week's IWLCA National Rankings, dropping from No. 1 to No. 4. Gettysburg rounds out Centennial representation in the poll at No. 3.
Record Watch: Paige Moriarty continues to ascend the ranks of the Diplomats' career offensive leaders. Her 240 points on the season are good for 11th on the all-time list. Blake Hargest '10 leads the way with 341. Moriarty's 141 career goals are tied for 14th, while her 99 assists are now seventh.
Gabby Frank enters the week five points shy of becoming the 17th player to record 200 points in program history.
Last Time We Met Messiah: No. 5 Franklin & Marshall earned a 15-5 victory over No. 19 Messiah in women's lacrosse action last year on April 12, 2016.
Paige Moriarty finished with five scores and Grace Saliba scored twice and handed out three assists. Katie Groenke had two goals and two assists; Claire Jackson scored twice with one assist while Gabby Frank, Natalie Delinsky, and Annie Mergner all netted a goal for F&M.
Danielle Harrington turned away seven shots and improved to 9-0 and Alexa Dipeso took the loss with 11 stops for the Falcons.
Last Time We Met Catholic: No. 7 Franklin & Marshall downed Catholic 17-11 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on May 10, 2014.
Brittney Jorgenson finished with four goals and an assist while Caroline Krohn, Natalie Delinsky and Emily Everdell all tallied three goals apiece. Gabby Frank, Mary Mitchell, Annie Mergner and Megan Kelly all struck once while Mitchell, Krohn and Blicht each dished out two assists.
Megan Kelly led the defense with three caused turnovers and three ground balls while Caroline Doran and Mergner each had two caused turnovers.
Kelsey Hoffman turned away 12 shots to improve to 14-5 while Yasmeen Ajdari took the loss with four stops.
Saliba finished with four scores and an assist, Moriarty had three goals with two helpers and Jackson also finished with a hat trick with three goals. Mergner and Hughes both had a goal and Delinsky ended with one assist.
Stephanie Speese paced the defense with four caused turnovers; two ground balls and added two draws while Samantha Blicht caused two turnovers with two ground balls. Katie Groenke had two ground balls and Saliba along Jackson both collected three ground balls each.
Danielle Harrington picked up the win with six saves and improved to 11-0 while Margaret Philbin took the loss with 11 stops.