Diplomats Pick Up Conference Play - Week 4 Match Notes

Diplomats Pick Up Conference Play - Week 4 Match Notes

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Match 12
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 48-7-1
Streak: F&M +12
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 20, 2017
Last DC Victory: 3-2, Oct. 17, 2007

Match 13
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
F&M vs. Haverford | Haverford | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 26-11
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Sept. 23, 2017
Last Haverford Victory: 3-1, Oct. 9, 2015

Match 14
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
F&M vs. Alvernia (at Haverford) | Haverford | 2:00 PM

Series Record: F&M leads 5-0
Streak: F&M +5
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, Oct. 14, 2017
Last AU Victory: N/A

Series History: Franklin & Marshall opens the week with its Centennial Conference (CC) home-opener against Dickinson on Thursday before traveling to Haverford for a tri-match against the Fords and Alvernia. The Diplomats hold a 23-2 overall record when hosting the Red Devils. F&M currently holds a two-game winning streak against the Fords and a slight 9-7 edge when playing in Haverford. The Diplomats look to remain unbeaten against the Golden Wolves in a series that dates back to 1990.

Last Meetings: F&M swept Dickinson 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-10) in last year's CC opener. Delaney Hahn notched a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs, along with teammate Grace Polisano, who recorded 10 kills and 10 digs. Setter Grace Maggiore totaled 29 kills to go along with nine digs and a pair of service aces.  

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The Diplomats clinched a 3-2 (21-25, 21-25, 25-14, 25-21, 15-5) victory over Haverford last season. Hahn and Polisano paced the Diplomats, each recording a double-double, Hahn with 16 kills and 16 digs, and Polisano with 11 kills and 17 digs. Libero Gabby Mavroidis cemented the defense with 30 digs.  

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F&M notched a hard-fought 3-2 (25-19, 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13) over Alvernia on Oct. 14 last season. Polisano led with both 18 kills and six service aces on the match. Maggiore was good for 45 assists, seven digs, and six kills. Casey Morrow held her own with 10 kills and three digs. 

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Last Week (2-1)

Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Moravian: W, 3-0 | Recap
Saturday, Sept. 15 at Muhlenberg: W, 3-1 | Recap
Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Carnegie Mellon: L, 3-1 | Recap 

Among the Leaders (CC): First-year Allison Franke sits in the top-10 in the conference in multiple categories, including hitting percentage (.305), kills per set (2.66), and total kills (93). Maggiore sits third in assists per set, averaging 8.94. She also ranks seventh in aces per set (0.61), followed by Carly Ostrowski in eighth (0.58).