Diplomats Set for Crucial Week

Diplomats Set for Crucial Week
Match 27
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
F&M vs. Gettysburg | Lancaster, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series History: GC leads 37-16
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Oct. 23, 2014
Last GC Victory: 3-2, Nov. 4, 2011
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Match 28
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster, Pa. | 12:00 PM
Series History: F&M leads 44-7
Streak: F&M +8
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 26, 2013
Last DC Victory: 3-2, Oct. 17, 2007
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Match 29
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
F&M vs. Cabrini | Lancaster, Pa. | 4:00 PM
Series History: F&M leads 8-3
Streak: CC +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 3, 2009
Last CC Victory: 3-1, Sept. 15, 2013
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Series History: F&M hosts Gettsyburg in a Centennial Conference (CC) clash on Wednesday evening, as the Diplomats look to win their fourth-straight match against the Bullets. F&M won last year's match at a narrow 3-2 score.  

In the first contest of Saturday's trimatch, F&M takes on Dickinson, a team the Diplomats have owned over the years with a 44-7 mark, including the last eight matches.

The final matchup of the regular season will be a battle with Cabrini, a member of the Colonial State Athletic Conference (CSAC). F&M leads the all-time series at 8-3, but the Cavaliers took the most recent meeting by a score of 3-1 on Sept. 15, 2013. 

Last Week: The Diplomats posted a 2-0 record last week, beating the host school, Washington, 3-1 before blanking Goucher 3-0 in a trimatch.

Against the Shorewomen, Ellie Ezekiel paced the F&M offense with an impressive 20 kills and 15 digs for a double-double, while Julie Harvey added 13 kills and Sarah Landry notched seven. Caroline Hubbard tallied 42 assists and 14 digs for a double-double, while Alyssa Sanchez recorded 15 digs.

In the nightcap against the Gophers, Ezekiel led the offense again with 11 kills and 14 digs for her second double-double of the day, while Harvey chipped in 11 kills and Landry added 10. 

Hubbard Atop the CC: Hubbard upped her assists per set average to 9.36, good for second place in the conference. Washington's Taylor Horan still leads at 9.51. 

Riding Solo: Harvey (77) is just three solo blocks away from Tara Ehst (1990-93), who recorded 80 and is sixth on F&M's all-time list. The program leader is Stacy Dunchick (1996-99) with 165.

In The Standings: Swarthmore (8-0), Haverford (7-1), Muhlenberg (7-2), and Johns Hopkins (6-2) maintain the top four spots in the CC, respectively. Gettysburg sits in fifth at 5-3, and F&M ranks sixth at 4-4. The Diplomats can edge their way into the fifth and final playoff spot with wins in each of their final two games.