SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team managed to get through all four matches of the Susquehanna Invitational without dropping a single game. After a pair of 3-0 sweeps on Friday night against St. Mary's and Susquehanna, the Diplomats tacked on two more, dropping Wilkes and FDU-Florham.
In the win against Wilkes, the Diplomats (14-2) got 10 kills and a block assist from Nicole Morano, one of two F&M players named to the all-tournament team. The other, Pam Horner, had 20 assists, four digs and a service ace to help F&M to a 25-13, 25-19, 26-24 victory. Heather Letzkus added seven kills and a pair of block assists, while Lis Power energized the defense with nine digs.
Kerry Rom had eight kills, six digs and a service ace in the 25-22, 25-12, 25-12 win over FDU-Florham. Morano paced the offense with seven kills, three solo blocks and a block assist. Horner set fed the offense 31 assists, while adding seven digs, and a pair of aces.
The Diplomats have now won eight straight and posted 13 3-0 sweeps in 14 of the season's victories. F&M returns to action on Wednesday for a Centennial match at Gettysburg.
Franklin & Marshall def. Wilkes 25-13,25-19,26-24
Franklin & Marshall (13-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Morano 10-0-1; Heather Letzkus 7-0-2; Candice Tussing 5-1-1; Sydney Seydel 4-0-1; Jessica Poucel 3-0-2; Kerry Rom 3-0-1; Mariah Eble 1-0-0; Pam Horner 1-1-0; Caitlin Krutsick 0-2-1; Katy May 0-3-0; Elise Gilchrist 0-1-0; Totals 34-8-5.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 20. (Dig leaders) - Lis Power 9; Jian Lipowcan 8
Franklin & Marshall def. FDU-Florham 25-22,25-12,25-12
Franklin & Marshall (14-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kerry Rom 8-1-1; Nicole Morano 7-0-4; Candice Tussing 5-3-3; Jessica Poucel 4-0-0; Sydney Seydel 4-0-3; Mariah Eble 3-0-3; Heather Letzkus 2-0-3; Jian Lipowcan 2-0-0; Pam Horner 1-2-0; Caitlin Krutsick 0-1-0; Stephanie Armstrong 0-1-0; Totals 36-8-11.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 31. (Dig leaders) - Pam Horner 7; Katy May 6