Diplomats Split at St. Mary’s Tournament

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.-- Franklin & Marshall split a pair of matches in the St. Mary's tournament in non-conference volleyball action.  The Diplomats (1-2) took the opener from North Carolina Wesleyan 3-1 before dropping their second match of the day to Randolph-Macon by the same score.

In the first match against N.C. Wesleyan, the Diplomats dropped the opening set 25-21, but took the next three by scores of 25-22, 25-16, and 25-20.  Julie Harvey and Sydney Seydel paced the Diplomat attack with 13 kills each, while Katy May and Candice Tussing had excellent defensive games with 24 digs apiece.  Caitlin Krutsick added 15 digs to go along with five kills.

Lis Power led the service game by tallying three of the eight aces the Diplomats had in the match.  Overall, the Diplomats recorded 48 kills and 91 digs.

In the second match, the Yellow Jackets raced out to a 2-0 lead, winning both sets by a 25-15 margin.  The Diplomats took the third set 25-14, before the Yellow Jackets closed out the match with a 25-23 victory in the fourth set.

Harvey and Seydel once again led the attack, with Harvey recording nine kills and Seydel eight to lead the team in that category.  Krutsick set up many of the kills, as she was responsible for 32 of the Diplomats 40 assists.  Tussing and May paced the defense with 13 kills apiece.  The

Diplomats ended up with 40 kills and 60 digs in the second match.

Franklin & Marshall will return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 7, when they head up Route 283 to take on Elizabethtown.  Game time is 7 p.m.

F&M vs N.C. Wesleyan (Sep 03, 2011 at St. Mary's City, Md.)

F&M def. N.C. Wesleyan 21-25,25-22,25-16,25-20

F&M (1-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 13-0-0; Sydney Seydel 13-0-2; Candice Tussing 8-0-0; Kerry Rom 5-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 5-1-0; Heather Letzkus 2-2-0; Jian Lipowcan 1-0-0; Katy May 1-1-0; Lis Power 0-3-0; Stephanie Armstrong 0-1-0; Totals 48-8-2.0. (Assists) - Caitlin Krutsick 39. (Dig leaders) - Candice Tussing 24; Katy May 24; Caitlin Krutsick 15; Lis Power 10

N.C. Wesleyan (0-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - HART, Anna 10-0-3; SMITH, Meredith 9-1-3; TINGLE, Mackenzie 4-0-0; AUGSPURGER, Erin 4-0-0; SABO, Rebecca 3-0-0; DEAVER, Holly 1-0-1; AYERS, Shana 0-3-0; Totals 31-4-4.5. (Assists) - TINGLE, Mackenzie 17. (Dig leaders) - AYERS, Shana 25; HART, Anna 14; TINGLE, Mackenzie 13

 Site: St. Mary's City, Md. (Rec Courts)

 Date: Sep 03, 2011   Attend: 98   Time: 1:40   

 Referees: Jennyfer Imanuel, Duncan Munro

F&M vs Randolph-Macon (Sep 03, 2011 at St. Mary's City, Md.)

Randolph-Macon def. F&M 25-15,25-15,14-25,25-23

F&M (1-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 9-0-2; Sydney Seydel 8-2-1; Kerry Rom 6-0-0; Heather Letzkus 6-0-0; Candice Tussing 5-0-1; Caitlin Krutsick 5-0-3; Jian Lipowcan 1-0-0; Lis Power 1-0-0; Katy May 1-6-0; Totals 42-8-4.5. (Assists) - Caitlin Krutsick 32. (Dig leaders)- Katy May 13; Candice Tussing 13; Kerry Rom 11; Lis Power 9

Randolph-Macon (3-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mallory Carter 16-2-2; Jessica Sears 8-2-1; Tori Puryear 3-0-6; Danielle Moore 3-0-1; Hilary Jesse 2-0-3; Casey West 1-0-2; Maggie Holbert 0-1-0; Caroline Brown 0-1-0; Totals 33-6-9.0. (Assists) - Bailey Troia 14; Maggie Holbert 12. (Dig leaders) - Caroline Brown 20; Jessica Sears 18; Mallory Carter 9

 Site: St. Mary's City, Md. (Rec Courts)

 Date: Sep 03, 2011   Attend: 98   Time:  N/A      

 Referees: Duncan Munro, Jennyfer Imanuel