F&M Opens CC Action Tomorrow - Week 5 Game Notes

F&M Opens CC Action Tomorrow - Week 5 Game Notes


Game 8
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Swarthmore at No. 11 Franklin & Marshall | Lancaster, Pa. | 3:00 p.m.

Series Record: F&M leads 43-15
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 15-9, March 25, 2017
Last Swarthmore Victory: 8-6, March 25, 2009

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Series History: The Diplomats face Swarthmore on Saturday for the 59th time and have won the previous six meetings.

CC POTW: Franklin & Marshall sophomore attack Kevin Mollihan was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for men's lacrosse announced on Monday. The honor is the first for Mollihan and for a member of the F&M team this season. 

Rankings: F&M enters the week ranked 11th in the latest coaches poll. Gettysburg (5th) and Dickinson (11th) are the other two conference teams ranked. Complete poll.

Records Watch: Sean Rogers enters the week with 224 career points and became just the fifth player in program history to reach 200 earlier this season. Rogers has 127 goals, which place him fourth on the all-time list, while his 97 assists are fifth. Chris Mergardt '96 (192 goals) and Jon Dale '90 (218 assists) hold the top spots in those respective categories. 

F&M Last Week: F&M went 3-0 over spring break. The Diplomats defeated Messiah 18-17 on Mar. 10, before taking down No. 6 Cortland 10-9 in overtime on Tuesday. F&M closed out the week with a 21-8 win over Elizabethtown on Saturday. 

Last Time We Met Swarthmore: Sean Rogers tallied seven goals and handed out an assist to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 15-9 victory over Swarthmore last year. Complete recap.

Jarrett Donaghy led the defense with two caused turnovers with seven ground balls, Tommy O'Connor caused two turnovers and three ground balls and Nick Zenobio had three ground balls with two caused turnovers.

Scott Hatch improved to 5-2 with six stops.