Diplomats Aim to Rebound in Conference Play

Diplomats Aim to Rebound in Conference Play

Game 9
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
F&M at No. 10 Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 1:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 24-11-2
Streak: SWAT +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-1, Sept. 15, 2013
Last SWAT Victory: 3-0, Sept. 17, 2016
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Series History: Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team (3-4-1, 0-2-1 CC) travels to face nationally-ranked Swarthmore (No. 10) for the Diplomats only contest of the week. F&M is seeking its first win in the series since 2013 and its first victory on the road since the 2005 season, a 1-0 overtime triumph. 

Last Game Against Swarthmore: F&M held tough on the road against on Division III's top squads, but eventually succumbed to No. 9 Swarthmore by a 3-0 score on Sept. 17, 2016. 

Overall, shots favored the Garnet at 23-2, as well as corners at 11-2. Sarah Mischianti and Reanna Leoni tallied both of the Diplomats' opportunities. 

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Last Week: A pair of tightly-contested games resulted in two narrow losses for F&M last week, as the Diplomats fell to Dickinson on Wednesday (2-1 OT) and Haverford on Saturday (1-0). 

Dickinson took an early 1-0 lead at just 9:40 into the game when Briona Davis found Caitlin Gugliotta for the early goal. Leoni struck with the equalizer at 61:51 and tied the game at 1-1 to eventually force overtime. Gugliotta answered with her second goal of the game, notching the 97th-minute winner. 

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On Saturday against Haverford, the Diplomats fell behind in the first half when the Fords' Raina Fitzpatrick scored the eventual-game-winner in the 17th. Overall, the shot count was in Haverford's favor at 17-3, along with corners at 7-1. Leoni, Sam Springer, and Emily O'Hara were all credited with a shot apiece. 

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Historic Performance in Net: In the Diplomats Sept. 20th game against Dickinson, goalkeeper Gabby Panayotakis collected 20 saves in 96:12 minutes of action, which was good for the fourth most saves in a game in program history and the most since 1987.

Among the Leaders: Leoni stands among the CC leaders in points with 11 on the year, a mark which places her in a tie for fourth. The senior forward is also tied for third in goals with five. Swarthmore's Marin McCoy leads both categories with 28 points and 10 goals.

Panayotakis is first with 52 saves and is tied for second with four shutouts on the season.