Hopkins Heads to Town for Homecoming Showdown

Hopkins Heads to Town for Homecoming Showdown
Game 14
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
No. 6 F&M vs. Hopkins | Lancaster | 6:00 PM
Series Record: JHU Leads 40-22-6
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 17, 2015
Last JHU Victory: 1-0, Sept. 29, 2012
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Series History: The newly minted No. 6 Franklin & Marshall's men's soccer team (9-1-3, 4-0-1 CC) is set to square off with Johns Hopkins (9-2-2, 3-2 CC) on Saturday evening in a Centennial Conference (CC) competition that figures to have huge playoff implications, as the Diplomats celebrate Homecoming on Tylus.

The last three contests in the series have favored F&M by a 2-0-1 margin with the Blue Jays last win coming in 2012. Hopkins has not beaten the Diplomats at home since 2011, a narrow 2-1 overtime victory on Oct. 1.

Last Week: F&M went 2-0 last week with a 3-0 shutout against Stevens on Wednesday and a 3-1 defeat of McDaniel on Saturday to improve a four-game winning streak for the Diplomats. 

Against Stevens, Jeremy Levine (27th minute) and Jason Tonelli (33rd minute) connected on first-half scores while Wyatt Fabian buried a 64th-minute marker and goalkeeper Dave Reingold recorded two saves for the win.

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Tonelli added two more goals on Saturday while Jeremy Levine tallied his second of the week as the Diplomats overcame a second-half deficit to pull out the two-goal victory against McDaniel. Reingold once again earned the win in net after turning back an attempt through 90 minutes. 

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In the Rankings: F&M moved up six spots to No. 6 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. Haverford is the only other CC Institution to crack the top-25, now sitting at No. 17. 

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D3Soccer.com has the Diplomats jumping to No. 7, up three spots from last week. Haverford fell to No. 18, while regional opponents, Messiah (No. 6) and Elizabethtown (No. 20) were also represented on the list.

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Among the Leaders (CC): Jason Tonelli ranks first in the CC in points (21) and goals (10) through the opening month of the season. Ugo Okolie is first with five assists while Wyatt Fabian is tied for sixth with three. 

Reingold holds the second-lowest goals-against-average mark in the conference at 0.67. His 43 saves are sixth, and his .827 save percentage stands alone in second.

Entering the week, the Diplomats lead the Conference with 28 goals and are third in goals against average at 0.72. 

Among the Leaders (NCAA): Tonelli's four game-winning goals place him 12th nationally, along with Reingold's 1,217:21 minutes in net. 

Record Book Watch: Tonelli now has seven game-winning goals in his career, a mark that ranks tied for fourth in program history. Ben Beaver '13 leads the way with 20. The junior forward also has 16 career goals, which ties for 20th on the all-time list. Beaver also tops that category with 47. 

Okolie is on a record pace with his assist total, currently standing in a tie for 17th with 11 in his career. Brandon Corday '07 is the program's leader with 25. 

Levine continues to climb the list for career games started and places ninth with 61. Chris Scott '14 leads the way with 74.