Diplomats Ready to Host CC Championship Weekend - Week 11 Game Notes

Diplomats Ready to Host CC Championship Weekend - Week 11 Game Notes

2019 Centennial Conference Championship
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | Shadek Stadium
No. 4 F&M vs. Haverford

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Series Record: F&M leads 31-5
Streak: +20
Last F&M Victory: 18-17, March 30. 2018
Last Haverford Victory: 13-11, March 15, 2000

2019 Centennial Conference Championship
If F&M Advances
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Shadek Stadium

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No. 2 Gettysburg
Series Record: F&M leads 33-29-1
Streak: F&M + 2
Last F&M Victory: 9-6, April 3, 2019
Last Gettysburg Victory: 15-7, May 6, 2018 (CC Championship)

No. 24 Washington
Series Record: F&M leads 35-5
Streak: F&M +18
Last F&M Victory: 13-6, April 20, 2019
Last Washington Victory: 9-8, April 10, 2004

Series History
F&M will battle Haverford for the 37th time with a 31-5 record, including victories in the last 20 meetings. The series has been competitive as of late with the last two games coming down to a single point.

The Diplomats could face either Washington or Gettysburg in the finals. F&M has a 35-5 record against the Shoremen and holds a 33-29-1 mark against the Bullets.

F&M was victorious against all three teams in the regular season.

F&M in the Tournament
F&M is making its 17th appearance in the CC Tournament since 2001. The Diplomats have a 22-10 mark with a 15-2 record in the Semifinals. F&M has won seven CC Titles and 13 overall Conference Championships, including a CC Crown in 2017.

F&M is 7-9 in the CC Championship Game, playing Gettysburg in all 17 contests.

Semifinal Participants
The postseason berth is the second in just two seasons for Haverford under Head Coach Katie Zichelli, as the Fords have now reached the Centennial tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons overall. The Fords made it the semifinals with an 11-10 win over Dickinson in the first round.

The Bullets have qualified for every CC Championship since the event was established in 2001 and the team has advanced to the final game in all 18 appearances. Gettysburg has also claimed the last two conference tournaments hosted by F&M in 2016 and 2018.

Dickinson (No. 4 seed) defeated Washington (No. 5 seed) by a 10-9 score on Wednesday to advance to the Semifinals for the second-straight year. Defending-champion Gettysburg enters with a perfect 16-0 record in the Semifinals and has gathered a CC-leading nine Titles since 2001.

Washington is making its 12th CC Tournament appearance, as the Shoremen notched their ninth straight appearance to the postseason.

Dishin' Out Assists
Jane Cote enters the week just six assists shy of becoming the seventh Diplomat to reach 100 career assists.

Rankings
The IWCLA Coaches poll looks nearly identical to last week for Centennial Conference teams. F&M remains at No. 4 in the nation, while No. 2 Gettysburg stays put. Dickinson stayed at No. 22 while Washington moved to No. 24. Complete poll.

Player of the Week
Emily Kitchin was named the IWLCA/Lacrosse Sports Network Division III and Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The national honor is the second for Kitchin and the fourth recognition for the team this season. The CC award is the third for Kitchin and the fifth for a member of the F&M team.

Kitchin (Morristown, N.J. / Morristown-Beard School) totaled 17 saves in a 2-0 week for F&M, accumulating a 7.79 GAA. She picked up nine saves in a 9-7 win over Dickinson and allowed only four goals in a 15-4 victory over Muhlenberg.