Diplomats Host Shorewomen

Diplomats Host Shorewomen
Game 14
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
No. 6 F&M vs. Washington | Lancaster | 1:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 12-11
Streak: F&M +5
Last F&M Victory: 2-1, Oct. 24, 2015
Last WC Victory: 2-1, Sept. 25, 2010
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Series History: No. 6 Franklin & Marshall hosts Washington College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for a Centennial Conference (CC) matchup in the only game of the week. The Diplomats have won the last five meetings dating back to 2010, but hold a tenuous 12-11 lead in the previous 23 encounters.

Last Week: F&M opened last week on Tuesday with a visit to Eastern, romping to a 4-2 victory. The Diplomats scored three goals in the space of 10 minutes during the second half to blow open a 1-1 deadlock and clinch the nonconference victory.

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A Centennial matchup against No. 14 Muhlenberg finished off the week, with F&M dropping a tight 1-0 decision to the Mules on Saturday. Muhlenberg scored in the 10th minute of action and held on as the Diplomats owned the corner count 9-5, but were unable to find an equalizer.

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In the Rankings: F&M retained its spot at No. 6 in this week's NFHCA poll to remain the highest-ranked team in the Centennial. No. 8 Ursinus and No. 12 Muhlenberg also represented the CC in the rankings.

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Among the Leaders: Ilianna Santangelo continues to rank amongst the conference's best goalkeepers, landing second in save percentage (.778), goals against (12), and goals against average (.91). In each of those categories, she leads all conference 'keepers that have started more than half of their team's games.

Annie Horsley cracks the CC top five as well, earning a tie for fourth with five assists. She also ranks seventh in the Centennial with 49 shots. Melanie Consiglio finds her way into the top 10 in goals, where her nine tallies are good for ninth, while her 20 points are good for 10th.

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Playoff Picture: With a 6-1 record in the CC, F&M currently stands in third place in the conference. The Diplomats have already clinched a place in the Centennial Playoffs, and could still potentially host by winning out if other conference results fall correctly.