F&M Hits the Road for W&L Tournament - Week 2 Game Notes

F&M Hits the Road for W&L Tournament - Week 2 Game Notes

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Game 3
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
F&M at Washington & Lee | Lexington, Va. | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last W&L Victory: N/A

Game 4
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
F&M vs. Bridgewater | Lexington, Va. | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last BC Victory: N/A

Series History: Franklin & Marshall takes on a pair of opponents for the first time in program history this weekend when the Diplomats travel down to Lexington, Va. for the W&L Tournament. 

Last Week: The Diplomats opened 2018 by competing in a duo of tightly-contested, two-overtime contests at Tylus Field as F&M fell short to Whitworth on Friday (2-1 2OT) and tied Covenant on Saturday (2-2 2OT).

Lightning delayed the start of the Diplomats' matchup with Whitworth as the Pirates took an early 1-0 lead in the ninth minute. F&M fought back to force overtime with a Kirsten Heine 78th-minute tally. However, Whitworth prevailed off a 110th-minute score.

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Trailing by a 2-0 tally late in the second half, F&M mounted a comeback with scores from Ali Cunniffe (88th minute) and Nicolette Runko (89th minute) to once again force overtime. The Diplomat defense hung tough in extra minutes as F&M goalkeeper Gabby Panayotakis came up with a clutch stop in the 97th, storming off the line to nullify a one-on-one opportunity and preserve the tie. 

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Among the Leaders: Panayotakis stands atop the Conference leaders in saves with 17. As a team, the Diplomats rank fourth in total goals with three through their opening two games.

Record Book Watch: In just her sophomore season, Panayotakis' 101 career saves already places 16th on the program's career list. Ami Sheinberg '87 leads the way with 509. Her six shutouts are tied for seventh. Amanda McGowan '13 tops the list with 19 in her storied career.