Diplomats to Host Columbia on Friday

Diplomats to Host Columbia on Friday

Mike Rogers Podcast | Match Notes (PDF)

The Week Ahead: Friday, Jan. 27 vs. Columbia | Lancaster, Pa. | 7:30 pm

Franklin & Marshall returns to the Mayser Center on Friday to host Columbia in EIWA action. Friday's dual will begin a three-match homestand for the Diplomats as they face off against Sacred Heart and Rider next Saturday, Feb. 4.

The Diplomats (0-10) and Lions (3-2) will face off for the 22nd time on Friday night in a series that dates back to 1964. The Diplomats hold a 12-8-1 edge in the all-time series, but the Lions have claimed victories in each of the last two seasons.

In last year's matchup, the Lions defeated the Diplomats 41-7.  Anthony Bongarzone and Matt Fullowan notched the only wins of the day for F&M at 165 and 174, respectively. Bongarzone won by major decision over Nick Standish, 10-2, while Fullowan tallied a 4-2 decision over Stephen West.

For an overview of last two tournaments and a look at the Diplomats upcoming match with Columbia, check out the latest F&M wrestling podcast with head coach Mike Rogers and this week's match notes via the links at the top of this page.