SALISBURY, Md.—Franklin & Marshall dropped a pair of matches in the first day of the Salisbury Tournament on Saturday. In the opener, the Diplomats fell to the host Seagulls 3-2 before dropping a 3-0 decision to Richard Stockton in the nightcap.
In the first match against Salisbury, the Seagulls took the opening set by a 25-16 margin. The Diplomats (11-10) came back to take a 2-1 lead on the strength of 26-24 and 25-21 wins in the next two sets. However, Salisbury would take the fourth set 25-22, and hold on for an 18-16 win in the final set.
Julie Harvey continued her run of strong play, leading the Diplomats offense with 17 kills, a .304 hitting percentage, and six digs. Jessica Poucel and Sydney Seydel added 10 kills apiece. Defensively, Katy May recorded 13 digs, and Caroline Hubbard added another 10. Hubbard also notched 46 assists in tallying her third straight double-double, and fifth of the season.
In the second match, Richard Stockton swept the Diplomats by scores of 25-15, 27-25, and 25-20. Harvey and Seydel once again led the way with 10 kills each. Candice Tussing notched nine kills and a .318 hitting percentage. Defensively, May led the team with 16 digs.
F&M continues play in Salisbury tomorrow. The Diplomats will take on Oneonta State at 9:30 a.m., before facing an opponent to be determined at 11:30 a.m.
Salisbury def. Franklin & Marshall 25-16,24-26,21-25,25-22,18-16
Franklin & Marshall (11-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 18-0-0; Sydney Seydel 11-0-2; Jessica Poucel 9-2-0; Candice Tussing 7-0-0; Caroline Hubbard 5-0-2; Heather Letzkus 4-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 1-3-0; Lis Power 0-1-0; Stephanie Armstrong 0-1-0; Katy May 0-2-0; Totals 55-9-3.0. (Assists) - Caroline Hubbard 46. (Dig leaders) - Katy May 24; Caroline Hubbard 13; Caitlin Krutsick 13; Julie Harvey 10; Lis Power 9
Salisbury (21-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kelly Vieira 10-1-1; Chelsea Glowacki 9-0-3; Mattie Smith 9-0-1; Jenna Shay 9-0-1; Sam Seifert 8-1-0; Carley Todd 6-1-0; Julie Poston 4-0-0; Hillary Metheny 3-0-1; Lindsey Saltzman 2-2-0; Tam Weems 1-0-0; Jess Tallant 0-2-1; Michelle Meehan 0-3-0; Totals 61-10-4.0. (Assists) - Carley Todd 24; Lindsey Saltzman 18. (Dig leaders) - Kelly Vieira 16; Michelle Meehan 13; Chelsea Glowacki 9; Carley Todd 9
Richard Stockton def. Franklin & Marshall 25-15,27-25,25-20
Franklin & Marshall (11-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sydney Seydel 10-0-2; Julie Harvey 10-0-2; Candice Tussing 9-0-0; Jessica Poucel 4-1-0; Heather Letzkus 4-0-3; Caitlin Krutsick 1-1-1; Katy May 0-4-0; Totals 38-6-6.0. (Assists) - Caitlin Krutsick 24; Caroline Hubbard 11. (Dig leaders) - Katy May 16; Sydney Seydel 8