Diplomats to Host Rival Washington – Week 8 Game Notes

Diplomats to Host Rival Washington – Week 8 Game Notes

Game 13
Saturday, April 21, 2018
No. 10 F&M vs. Washington | Lancaster, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: WAC Leads 41-6
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 15-9, April 22, 2017
Last WAC Victory: 10-7, March 28, 2015

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Series History: Franklin & Marshall hosts Washington for senior day on Saturday, looking to further cut into the all-time series deficit with Diplomat wins in each of the previous two meetings.

F&M has not won at home in the series since the 2013 season.

Senior Day: Before the start of Saturday night's contest, the Diplomats will honor their 11-member senior class of Riley Aviles, Teddy Bossidy, Christopher Casey, Drew DeBacco, Andrew Franchetti, Thomas Moore, Lynn Reed, Harry Rice, Sean Rogers, Andrew Rose, and Read Ziegler.

Rankings: F&M moved up one spot to No. 10 in the latest coaches poll. Gettysburg (3rd) and Dickinson (12th) also represent the conference in the weekly poll. RIT remains at the No. 1 position. Complete poll.

Records Watch: Sean Rogers enters the week with 249 career points and became just the fifth player in program history to reach 200 earlier this season. Rogers has 138 goals, which place him fourth on the all-time list, while his 110 assists are also fourth. Chris Mergardt '96 (192 goals) and Jon Dale '90 (218 assists) hold the top spots in those respective categories. 

Last Time We Met Washington: F&M closed out the game with a 7-1 run to break an 8-8 tie and defeated Washington 15-9 on the road last April 22, 2017. Complete recap

Kevin Mollihan finished with three scores and two helpers and Rogers, along with George Briggs, ended with two goals and three assists each to pace the offense. 

Anthony Dougherty led the defense with four caused turnovers and six ground balls while Scott Hatch picked up the win with seven saves and three ground balls, improving to 11-2.