Diplomats Shoot Down Bullets

Diplomats Shoot Down Bullets

Box Score

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team recorded its ninth straight win with a 3-0 sweep of Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) play on Wednesday. The 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 victory was F&M's first over Gettysburg since the 2006 season, as well as the Diplomats' first sweep of the Bullets since Centennial play began in 1993.

Pam Horner set up a balanced offense posting a double-double of 31 assists and 12 digs to go along with a pair of aces and a block assist. Candice Tussing recorded nine kills, three assists, a solo block and a block assist. Katy May bailed F&M with nine digs, while serving up four aces. Steph Armstrong served well all night contributing three aces, while Lis Power chipped in with 9 digs and a pair of aces. As a team, F&M posted 10 aces and 11 blocks on the night.

Gettysburg got six kills and eight digs from Stephanie Rickabaugh. Virginia Hogan posted five kills, seven digs and a pair of aces. 

The winning streak is F&M's longest since the Diplomats won nine straight in the 2007 season.  F&M has not dropped a single game in this winning streak or any of their last dozen wins. F&M returns to action Friday night against Lebanon Valley in the first match of the weekend's F&M Scramble. F&M will face Stevenson and Cabrini on Saturday.

Franklin & Marshall def. Gettysburg 25-23,25-17,25-20

Franklin & Marshall (15-2, 4-0 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Candice Tussing 9-0-2; Jessica Poucel 7-0-2; Kerry Rom 6-0-3; Sydney Seydel 6-0-5; Nicole Morano 5-0-2; Katy May 2-4-0; Lis Power 0-2-0; Stephanie Armstrong 0-3-0; Pam Horner 0-1-1; Totals 35-10-11.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 32. (Dig leaders) - Pam Horner 12; Katy May 9; Lis Power 9

Gettysburg (11-7, 1-2 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Stephanie Rickabaugh 6-1-2; Virginia Hogan 5-2-0; Kristina Mercier 3-2-2; Kate Yoder 3-0-0; Mekenna Sigai 1-0-0; Nicole Burns 1-0-2; Amanda Krampf 1-1-0; Rebecca Rubenstein 0-1-0; Totals 20-7-4.0. (Assists) - Amanda Krampf 19. (Dig leaders) - Kristina Mercier 13; Kristin Kotewicz 11; Stephanie Rickabaugh 8

Site: Gettysburg, Pa. (Bream Gym)
Date: Sep 30, 2009   Attend: 63   Time: 1:30   
Referees: Chad Zimmerman, Robert Powell, Steve Cooper