Series History: F&M returns to Centennial Conference (CC) action when the Diplomats travel to Swarthmore on Wednesday. F&M holds a strong 38-4 record against the Garnet, included 26 straight wins.
On Saturday, the Diplomats host Ursinus and Muskingum in a trimatch. F&M holds a dominant 39-2 mark against the Bears, including 29 consecutive victories. The Fighting Muskies lead 2-1 against the Diplomats, with Muskingum taking the most recent match, 3-0, on Sept. 7, 2008.
Last Week: F&M finished with a 2-3 record last week, including wins over Salisbury and Cortland St. at the ASICS Invitational hosted by Juniata.
After falling to Muhlenberg 3-2 in a thrilling CC opener, the Diplomats traveled to Juniata to participate in the ASICS Invitational. On Saturday, F&M prevailed against the Seagulls 3-2 as Julie Harvey recorded a match-high 17 kills, while Emily Gerard added 13 and Jaclyn Laforgia 12.
Last Time We Met Swarthmore: F&M swept Swarthmore 3-0 on Oct. 16, 2013.
Ellie Ezekiel led the offense with 15 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. Hubbard assisted on 37 points while also collecting nine digs and a pair of service aces for the Diplomats.
Last Time We Met Ursinus: With a 3-1 triumph over Ursinus on Sept. 21, 2013, F&M coach Mary Kate Boland captured the 200th win of her career, joining Steve Coulson as the only coaches in the history of the program to reach the 200-win plateau.
In the match, Harvey delivered a strong performance in the front of the net, registering 17 kills and a .412 hitting percentage, while Alyssa Sanchez led the team with 20 digs.
Hubbard's Climb: After tallying 156 assists last week, Hubbard moved into fourth on F&M's all-time list with 2877 helpers. The next player she will try to catch is Jamie Cardman (1994-97) who has 3433 total assists. Hubbard also moved up to T-11th with 149 service aces. Stacy Dunchick (1996-99) is in 10th with 159.