October 6, 2012

Diplomats Drop Two

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team dropped a Centennial Conference (CC) match against Haverford 3-2 on Saturday before being dealt a heartbreaking 3-2 loss against Richard Stockton in non-conference action.  After the weekend double-header the Diplomats record stands at 10-12, 4-1 CC.

Against Haverford, F&M fell into an early 1-0 hole with a 27-25 loss in the first frame.  The Diplomats came storming back in the second set to tie the match up 1-1 with a 25-21 victory.  F&M looked to be in control of the contest when it took the third set 25-22.  However, the Fords tied up the match 2-2 in the fourth frame with a 25-21 win.  In the pivotal fifth set, Haverford pulled away with a 15-7 score to take the match 3-2.

Julie Harvey led the offense with 15 kills, while Candice Tussing chipped in 14 of her own.  Four Diplomats recorded double-digit digs, led by 18 from Alyssa Sanchez.

As a team, F&M registered 60 kills and 82 digs.  The Diplomats registered seven service aces, led by three from Sanchez.

In non-conference action against Richard Stockton, F&M took the early 1-0 lead in the match with a 25-18 victory in the first set.  The Ospreys fought back in the second frame to even the match 1-1 with a 25-15 win.  The Diplomats pulled ahead 2-1 with a 25-21 victory in the third.  F&M could not close out Stockton in the fourth set, dropping the frame 25-20.  With the match tied 2-2, the Diplomats battled the Ospreys in the fifth but eventually dropped the set 17-15. 

Sydney Seydel and Harvey led the offense with 14 kills apiece.  Two F&M players registered double-digit assists with Meghan Hubert tallying 28 and Caroline Hubbard recording 20.   

The Diplomats return to the Mayser Center this Wednesday for a CC match against Muhlenberg.  The contest is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Haverford College def. F&M 27-25,21-25,22-25,25-21,15-7

F&M (10-11, 4-1 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 15-2-4; Candice Tussing 14-0-1; Rosalie Frank 11-0-0; Kerry Rom 9-0-0; Sydney Seydel 7-0-3; Caroline Hubbard 2-0-3; Jian Lipowcan 2-0-0; Alyssa Sanchez 0-3-0; Caitlin Krutsick 0-2-0; Totals 60-7-7.0. (Assists) – Caroline Hubbard 51. (Dig leaders) - Alyssa Sanchez 18; Kerry Rom 15; Julie Harvey 11; Candice Tussing 11; Caroline Hubbard 9; Caitlin Krutsick 9

Haverford College (13-4, 4-1 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Keri Godbe 13-0-3; Meg O'Day 13-2-1; Nina Mutty 10-5-2; Emily Mills 10-1-2; Olivia Coburn-Flynn 4-0-4; Olivia Walsh 2-2-0; Sarah Brody 0-0-1; Madison Fuelling 0-1-0; Totals 52-11-7.0. (Assists) - Olivia Walsh 40. (Dig leaders) - Nina Mutty 23; Madison Fuelling 21; Keri Godbe 17; Olivia Walsh 12

Richard Stockton def. F&M 18-25,25-15,21-25,25-20,17-15

F&M (10-12) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 14-0-6; Sydney Seydel 14-0-2; Candice Tussing 8-0-2; Rosalie Frank 7-0-0; Kerry Rom 6-1-4; Meghan Hubert 4-0-0; Caroline Hubbard 2-0-2; Elise Gilchrist 1-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 1-0-0; Alyssa Sanchez 0-1-0; Caitlin Krutsick 0-3-0; Totals 57-5-9.0. (Assists) - Meghan Hubert 28; Caroline Hubbard 20. (Dig leaders) - Candice Tussing 9; Kerry Rom 6

 Richard Stockton (16-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Serekian 20-2-2; Stephanie Warner 14-0-4; Kasey Hennecke 11-0-1; Ali Giordano 2-0-1; Mayan Alvarado 2-1-0; Morgan Wikoff 2-0-2; Macy Schwartz 0-0-6; Shannon Clark 0-1-0; Emily Grube 0-2-0; Ashley Gubista 0-2-0; Totals 51-8-11.0. (Assists) - Shannon Clark 22; Mayan Alvarado 22. (Dig leaders) - Ashley Gubista 13; Emily Grube 10; Ali Giordano 10; Nicole Serekian 8

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