F&M Looks to Remain in Control of CC

F&M Looks to Remain in Control of CC

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Game 25
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Gettysburg | Gettysburg, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: GC leads 37-15
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Oct. 24, 2012
Last GC Victory: 3-2, Nov. 4, 2011
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Game 26
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
Franklin & Marshall at Dickinson | Carlisle, Pa. | 1:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 43-7-1
Streak: F&M +7
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 27, 2012
Last DC Victory: 3-2, Oct. 17, 2007

Series History: This Wednesday, Franklin & Marshall travels to Gettysburg, leading the all-time series at 37-15. These teams last met on Oct. 24th of last season when the Diplomats escaped Gettysburg with a 3-2 win. The last victory for the Bullets came in 2011 with a 3-2 nail bitter that produced game scores of 25-21,23-25,23-25,25-23, and 15-11. 

With a dominant all-time series lead at 43-7-1, the Diplomats travel to Dickinson looking to continue a winning streak against the Red Devils that currently stands at seven. The last F&M win, a 3-0 sweep, occurred on Oct. 27, 2012 in Carlisle. 

Last Week: The Diplomats went a perfect 3-0 last week, sweeping all three matches that included a pair of shutouts in Centennial Conference (CC) play. F&M opened the week on Wednesday with a sweep of Swarthmore at the Mayser Center. 

Ellie Ezekiel led the offense with 15 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. Caroline Hubbard assisted on 37 points while also collecting nine digs and a pair of service aces. 

Alyssa Sanchez paced the defense with 14 digs while Ezekiel (11) and Parys Zambas (11) also reached double-digits. 

In a trimatch at home on Saturday, the Diplomats cruised to straight-set wins over Washington and Albright. Against the Shorewomen, F&M combined to hit at a remarkable .322 clip that included 50 kills in 115 attempts.

Julie Harvey led the offense with 17 kills and a .615 hitting percentage. The junior middle hitter recorded only one error on 26 total attacks over the course of three sets.

Hubbard filled out the stat sheet with 34 assists, eight kills and five digs.  Three Diplomats reached double-digit digs, led by Sanchez with 13.

To view video highlights of last weekend's trimatch, click here

CC Top Five: Caroline Hubbard continues to lead the CC in assists per set with a 9.89 average, nearly an assist per set ahead of Swarthmore's Sam DuBois, who sits in second with a 8.96 average. After a spectacular offensive week, Harvey jumped from fifth to second in hitting percentage at .353. Defensively, the junior middle hitter is fourth in total blocks (75) while Alyssa Sanchez is fifth in digs per set at 3.88.

Doubling Down: Three Diplomats have recorded double-doubles on the season with Ezekiel leading the way with seven. All of the freshman outside hitter's double-doubles has come by way of kills and digs. Emily Gerard notched the first of her career on Oct. 12th against Catholic with a 10-kill, 14-dig performance. Hubbard has two on the season with her most recent one being against Richard Stockton on Oct. 12th in a 33-assist, 12-dig showing. 

CC Lead: With a perfect 7-0 mark in the CC, the Diplomats remain in first place and have already clinched a spot in the five-squad field with three contests remaining. Muhlenberg sits in second place with a 6-1 conference mark.