F&M Aims to Keep Rolling in Showdown with Messiah - Week 3 Game Notes

F&M Aims to Keep Rolling in Showdown with Messiah - Week 3 Game Notes

Game 5
Saturday, March 9, 2019
No. 15 F&M vs. Messiah (Iona Prep - New Rochelle, N.Y.) | 2:00 PM

Series Record: F&M leads 2-1
Last F&M Victory: 18-17, March 10, 2018
Last Messiah Victory: 12-8, March 8, 2008

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall (3-1) meets with Messiah this week for just the fourth all-time contest between the two institutions. The series began in 2007 and sees the Diplomats leading by a 2-1 margin, including a narrow 18-17 win at home in 2018.

Rankings

F&M jumped five spots to No. 15 in the latest USILA Coaches poll. The Centennial continues to be heavily represented in the top-20 with Gettysburg (No. 8), Dickinson (No. 10) and Ursinus (No. 12) all making the cut. Washington and Muhlenberg also received votes. Complete poll

Records Watch 

• Junior Kevin Mollihan is fourth all-time with 142 goals. Additionally, he also ranks eighth with 177 points.
• Senior George Briggs sits at 14th in F&M history in assists (71).
Scott Hatch is currently 10th all-time in saves, with 293 stops.

Last Time We Met Messiah

Kevin Mollihan and Luke Keating both contributed four goals in a close contest that saw scores from nine different Diplomats, including Sean Rogers with three and George Briggs with two. Briggs added two assists to lead the team, and Jarrett Donaghy and Tucker McBride each registered a goal and an assist in a tight 18-17 win over Messiah last season. Recap

Tommy O'Connor had two caused turnovers and five ground balls, and Ellis Llewellyn ended with three caused turnovers to help pace the defense. 

Scott Hatch turned away five balls in net, as the Diplomats outshot the Falcons 44-39.