Matchups with Johns Hopkins, Haverford Ahead for Diplomats

Matchups with Johns Hopkins, Haverford Ahead for Diplomats
Game 11        
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015    
F&M at Hopkins | Baltimore, Md. | 7:00 PM           
Series Record: F&M Leads 23-10  
Streak: F&M +4        
Last F&M Victory: 6-1, Oct. 8, 2014
Last JHU Victory: 2-1 (OT), Oct. 13, 2010
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Game 12        
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015       
F&M vs. Haverford | Lancaster, Pa. | 12:00 PM    
 Series Record: F&M Leads 26-7    
Streak: F&M +7        
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 11, 2014         
Last HC Victory: 4-1, Oct. 16, 2010
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Franklin & Marshall's No. 6 field hockey team aims to remain unbeaten in Centennial Conference (CC) play on the season, but will face a pair of tough competitions this week by traveling to Johns Hopkins on Wednesday and welcoming Haverford to Tylus on Saturday.

Series History: The Diplomats hold a 23-10 series lead against Johns Hopkins and have come away victorious in four straight. Last time out, F&M dominated in a 6-1 win in Lancaster on Oct. 8, 2014 that saw three Diplomat goals in a span of five minutes to open the second half. 

To read a recap of that victory, click here

F&M's win streak over Haverford stands at seven, dating back to the 2010 season. However, the series has been a competitive one as of late with the Diplomats narrowly edging the Fords by a 1-0 shutout on Oct. 11, 2014. 

To read a recap of that victory, click here.

Last Week: A pair of lopsided decisions highlighted a successful week for F&M as the Diplomats outscored their opponents by an 18-2 margin with wins against McDaniel on Wednesday (7-2) and Bryn Mawr on Saturday (11-0). 

Against McDaniel, Melanie Consiglio and Sarah Powell both registered a pair of goals to lead the Diplomats' potent offensive attack. Maria Guarisco (32nd minute), Sydney Cole (43rd minute) and Audrey Buckman (44th minute) also lit the scoreboard for F&M.

To watch a highlight video of this contest, click here

The Diplomats celebrated Homecoming on Saturday with a dominance of Bryn Mawr. Cosiglio notched a hat trick, Buckman and Emily Nagle tallied two goals, while Paige Notarianni registered a score and two assists to highlight the offense. 

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In the Rankings: The Diplomats moved back up to No. 6 in this week's Penn Monto / NFHCA Division III Poll, a spot better than the previous rankings. CC foe Ursinus is the only other conference representative in the rankings at No. 8. To view the complete top-20, click here

Among the Leaders (NCAA): F&M's offense has made its way into the national statistic rankings after its strong start to the season. The Diplomats rank eighth among all DIII teams in goals per game average (4.30) and 15th in penalty corners per game (12.5). Individually, Guarisco places 22nd with a 2.60 points per game average and 20th in goals per game at 1.10. 

Among the Leaders (CC): Guarisco also finds her name atop the conference scoring leaders, ranking second in points (26) and second in both goals (11), and shots (52). Consiglio moved to a tie for sixth in goals with her seven on the year. Goalkeeper Ilianna Santangelo's 0.96 goals against average is good for second in the CC. 

Career Firsts: Nagle's 22nd minute score and Catalina Thomas' 56th minute tally against Bryn Mawr on Saturday, marked the first-career goals for both student-athletes. 

Moving up the Charts: With 10 game-winning goals in her career, Guarisco is second on the program's all-time list. Becky Willert '11 holds the record at 13. Guarisco is closing in on the program's all-time assists record, currently placing second with 26.  Eileen O'Reilly '10 leads the way with 35.  The senior forward continues her ascent up the program's scoring list and is now sixth in goals with 43 and fourth in points with 112 in her career.

Lauren Eastman's name is also among the program's leaders, placing 25th in career goals (17) and fifth in game-winning goals (6), while Cole's five game-winning scores place her in 11th.