Diplomats Dominate Dutchmen

Diplomats Dominate Dutchmen


LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team was able to hold off a strong start by Lebanon Valley Friday night rallying from a 1-6 deficit in the first set. Sydney Seydel started the momentum for the Diplomats with a kill making the score 10-13. From then on, the Diplomats proved to be too powerful for the Dutchmen winning the match in three straight sets.

In the first set, F&M made the game a nail biter fighting for every point to get back in good scoring position.  Both teams would exchange points until the Diplomats pulled away ending the match 26-24. The Dutchmen were able to jump out early in the second set; however, they could not close out the Diplomats.  F&M regrouped and took control of the game winning 25-19.  In the final set of the match, the Diplomats cruised to victory ending the game 25-15.  

Candice Tussing paced the offensive attack notching 11 kills. Teammates Jessica Poucel and Seydel posted eight kills each.  Pam Horner set her team up offensively by adding 39 assists for the night and recording eight digs on defense. On the defensive side, Kerry Rom posted 14 digs and Lis Power added 12.
The Diplomats improve to 10-4 overall. Franklin & Marshall returns to the court in a double header Saturday afternoon against Marymount at 11:00 AM and Susquehanna at 1:30 PM.  



Franklin & Marshall def. LebanonValley 26-24,25-19,25-15

LebanonValley (9-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Joelle Snyder 11-1-4; Nicole

Barra 5-0-0; Michelle Little 5-0-1; Emily Hopkins 4-0-2; Megan Schoch

3-0-0; Emily Perkins 2-0-1; Jess Finlayson 0-1-0; Angela Kuperavage

0-1-0; Jamie Hawk 0-1-1; Totals 30-4-5.0. (Assists) - Emily Perkins

24. (Dig leaders) - Angela Kuperavage 19; Michelle Little 6

Franklin & Marshall (10-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Candice Tussing

11-0-3; Jessica Poucel 8-1-2; Sydney Seydel 8-0-5; Nicole Morano

7-0-4; Kerry Rom 6-1-0; Pam Horner 2-2-4; Caitlin Krutsick 0-1-0; Katy

May 0-4-0; Totals 42-9-11.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 39. (Dig leaders)

- Kerry Rom 14; Lis Power 12; Candice Tussing 9; Katy May 8; Pam

 Horner 8