Diplomats Head into Play at Lebanon Valley Tournament

Diplomats Head into Play at Lebanon Valley Tournament
Game 5
Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. Central Penn. (Neutral) | Annville, Pa. | 4:00 p.m.
Series Record: 0-0
Streak: First meeting
Last F&M Victory: First meeting
Last CPC Victory: First meeting

Game 6
Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. York (Neutral) | Annville, Pa. | 6:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 22-21
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Sept. 5, 2012
Last YC Victory: 3-0, Oct. 4, 2008


Game 7
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Franklin & Marshall vs. Penn. State-Altoona (Neutral) | Annville, Pa. | 1:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 1-0
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 17, 2005
Last PS-A Victory: NA


Game 8
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Lebanon Valley | Annville, Pa. | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 15-6
Streak: LVC +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 24, 2010
Last LVC Victory: 3-2, Sept. 15, 2012

Live Stats


Series History: F&M enters play at the Lebanon Valley Tournament with a pair of matches on both Friday and Saturday. The Diplomats kick off action with their first ever game against Central Penn before a meeting with York later in the night.  On Saturday, F&M faces off with Central Penn before wrapping up the tournament with a matchup with the host school, Lebanon Valley.

Against York, F&M holds a narrow 22-21 series advantage with the Diplomats picking up the last victory in the series, a 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21) win on Sept. 5, 2012 in York.

F&M has only met Penn. State-Altoona on one previous occasion, a 3-0 sweep back on Sept. 17, 2005 at the Lebanon Valley Tournament. The Diplomats have owned the all-time series against Lebanon Valley with a 15-6 advantage. The last time these squads met was back on Sept. 15, 2012 when the Dutchmen escaped Lancaster with a 3-2 win (18-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 14-16).

Last Week: F&M rolled to a perfect 4-0 mark, including three sweeps, to start the 2013 season. The Diplomats opened the year last Friday with a double-header at home, defeating Lycoming 3-0 before taking down Penn. State-Berks by a score of 3-1. 

In a trimatch hosted by Lancaster Bible on Saturday, F&M cruised to a pair of shutouts over the Chargers and Elizabethtown. To check out stats from last week, click here.

Player of the Week: Julie Harvey earned her third-career Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week nod after averaging 4.0 kills per set and committing only 11 errors in 90 attempts. Her .411 hitting percentage led the team, along with her 1.33 blocks per set average.

200: With a stellar 4-0 week, head coach Mary Kate Boland has amassed 193 victories, leaving her just seven wins shy of 200 for her career. Only one other coach in the history of the program has reached the 200-win plateau; Steve Coulson, who has 251 wins over a span of 12 seasons.