Diplomats Looking to Make Noise in NCAA Tournament - Week 12 Game Notes

Diplomats Looking to Make Noise in NCAA Tournament - Week 12 Game Notes

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NCAA Tournament – Second Round
No. 12 F&M (15-2) vs. Elizabethtown (14-3)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. | Tylus Field
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NCAA Tournament – Third Round (IF F&M Advances)
No. 12 F&M (15-2) vs. No. 9 Cabrini or Colorado College
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | TBA | Tylus Field
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Tickets: $5 for adults and $2 for students from participating schools with school ID's, senior citizens and children. Children under the age of two are free. 

Please note, pets are not permitted at Tylus Field during NCAA play. 

Series History: F&M and Elizabethtown are set to square off for just the fourth time in history, but the second time this season with the Diplomats holding the 3-0 edge. Earlier in the year on March 18, F&M notched two goals in a two-minute span in the fourth quarter to lift the Diplomats to an 11-10 victory on the road. To read the recap, click here.

F&M's Road: The Diplomats earned hosting rights after rolling through their Centennial Conference (CC) slate with a perfect 8-0 regular-season record, before downing Swarthmore by an 8-5 score in the Tournament Semifinals on Wednesday and Gettysburg by a 9-8 OT tally in the Championship on Saturday. 

Elizabethtown's Road: The Blue Jays won their first-ever Landmark Conference Title with a 12-7 victory over Catholic on Saturday to earn an automatic bid into the Tournament and garner their first NCAA appearance in program history.

F&M in the Tournament: The Diplomats are making their fifth NCAA appearance and first since 2003. F&M went 1-1 in that 2003 Tournament, downing Lynchburg in overtime by a 13-12 score before falling to Salisbury in the next round. F&M is 2-4 all-time in the Tournament with its other win occurring over Cortland by an 11-5 score in 1988.

Elizabethtown in the Tournament: Elizabethtown is competing in its first-ever NCAA Tournament.

Career Milestone Watch: Rogers now ranks sixth in program history with 186 points, while the record is held by Jon Dale '90 with 321. Rogers' 83 career assists place him eighth in the program record books, with Dale again owning the record, dishing out 218 helpers over his four seasons in Lancaster.

Defender Anthony Dougherty places sixth in career ground balls with 134.

Season Milestone Watch: With 62 goals on the season, Mollihan has the second-highest single season total in program history. The record is 63, held by Chris Mergardt '96. In the regular season, Mollihan broke the CC freshman record of 51 goals in a season, previously held by McDaniel's Joe Ellis.

Mollihan has 80 points on the year, which is good for fourth, while Rogers is tied for fifth with 77.