CARLISLE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall secured a spot in the Centennial Conference (CC) Volleyball Championship Tournament with a 3-2 win at Dickinson on Wednesday. The reigning CC Player of the Week, Nicole Morano, led F&M with 19 kills and three solo blocks.
The Diplomats improved to 21-5 (7-1 CC) with the win with two matches to play. The victory, combined with Gettysburg's defeat of McDaniel Wednesday evening, ensured F&M a spot in the league's postseason.
The reigning CC Player of the Week, Nicole Morano, led F&M with 19 kills and three solo blocks. Pam Horner fed the offense 47 times while bailing out the defense 11 times. She also served up a pair of aces and assisted a block.
Kerry Rom posted a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs to go with an ace and a solo block. Stephanie Armstrong was outstanding in her passing game. She also offered 14 digs and three aces to the F&M cause. Candice Tussing posted eight kills in three games.
Dicksinon fell to 6-13 (3-4 CC) with the loss.
F&M returns to action for the regular season's final home match on Saturday, kicking off the Homecoming spate of contests. The conference tilt with Muhlenberg gets underway at 11:00 a.m. F&M wraps the regular season a week later at Swarthmore.