Diplomats Set to Host Ursinus in CC Semifinal - Week 11 Game Notes

Diplomats Set to Host Ursinus in CC Semifinal - Week 11 Game Notes

Game 17
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
No. 14 Ursinus at No. 13 F&M

Series Record: F&M leads 11-8
Last F&M Victory: 18-9, April 14, 2018
Last Ursinus Victory: 16-15 (OT), April 13, 2019

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Series History

The Diplomats host Ursinus for the 20th time with an 11-8 mark, including wins in two of the last three games. Ursinus and F&M have met in the playoffs once before, a 15-12 semifinal victory for the Bears in 2016.

F&M in the Tourney

The Diplomats are making their 10th trip -- sixth in the last seven seasons -- to the CC Tourney with appearances in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. F&M has advanced to the CC Finals in 2013 and 2014 before breaking through in 2017 to win its first-ever CC Crown.

2019 Tournament Lineup

The Bears are making their first appearance since back-to-back trips to the championship game in 2015 and 2016. Gettysburg made its 20th consecutive appearance in the CC tournament and has won 15 Centennial Conference Championships, including 10 since the conference started using a postseason playoff to determine the champion in 2001. Dickinson appears in the playoffs for the third straight year, and enter the week as the reigning champions.

Rankings

F&M moved up in national rankings, sitting now at No. 13. Gettysburg leads the Centennial schools at No. 9 while Ursinus ranks 14th and Dickinson sits 15th.

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Records Watch

  • Junior Kevin Mollihan needs only eight goals to become the all-time scoring leader in program history. With 60 goals so far on the season, he also is nearing his own single-season record of 62.
  • Luke Keating has 109 career goals and is one of only 14 Diplomats to accomplish the feat.
  • Tommy O'Connor (181) is fourth all-time in ground balls, Ellis Llewellyn (132) has entered the top-10 in career ground balls, joining Jarrett Donaghy (148). Andrew Setian owns the record with 232.
  • George Briggs is fifth on the all-time assists list with 97.

Last Time We Met Ursinus

No. 10 Ursinus erased a five-goal halftime deficit to defeat No. 15 Franklin & Marshall 16-15 in overtime on Apr. 13th.

In addition to Luke Keating's six goals and two assists, Blake Target also led the offense with four goals and one helper and George Briggs had a goal and an assist. Kevin Mollihan had one goal and an assist and Tucker McBride ended with a goal.

Ellis Llewellyn had four ground balls with three caused turnovers and Tommy O'Connor caused three turnovers and had three ground balls to pace the defense. Luke Mutterer turned away 11 shots, but suffered his first loss of the year and fell to 5-1.

F&M led in shots, 46-35, and went 15-of-20 in clear attempts, while the Bears had a slight 37-34 edge in ground balls.