Regular Season Begins to Wind Down – Week 9 Match Notes

Regular Season Begins to Wind Down – Week 9 Match Notes

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Match 21
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
F&M vs. Bryn Mawr | Lancaster | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 28-1
Streak: F&M +28
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 20, 2018
Last BMC Victory: 2-0, Sept. 9, 1989

Match 22
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
F&M at No. 16 Juniata | Huntingdon | 1:00 PM

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Series Record: JC leads 19-3
Streak: JC +19
Last F&M Victory: 2-1, 1979
Last JC Victory: 3-0. Oct. 5, 2018

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall hosts Bryn Mawr on Wednesday night in Centennial Conference (CC) play. The Diplomats dropped the first contest ever played between the two programs in 1989 but have not lost since, winning all but one set in the last six matches since 2013.

The Diplomats go to No. 16 Juniata on Friday to take on the Eagles in the Wid Guisler Invitational. Carly Ostrowski picked up 16 digs when F&M faced Juniata in 2018.

Playoff Outlook

F&M enters the week 8-0 in CC play, leading Johns Hopkins (6-0 CC) by two games in the win column and one game overall in the Conference standings. The regular-season finale at Johns Hopkins on Nov. 2 could determine the top seed for the CC Tournament that begins Nov. 6.

Last Week

The Diplomats defeated Gettysburg in four tight sets. No set contained a larger margin of victory than four points. Recap.

F&M took another hard-earned victory at Washington over the weekend. After a decisive win in set one, the final three sets were contentious as the Diplomats maintained their unbeaten status in the CC. Recap.

Among the Leaders (CC)

Grace Maggiore enters the week third in the Centennial Conference with 9.07 assists per set and fourth in the CC in total assists with 653.

Allison Franke is fifth in the CC in kills per set with 2.99 K/S.

Amy Mullen's .293 hitting percentage is third in the CC. Franke is not far behind, seventh in the Conference with a .275 hitting percentage.

Record Book Watch 

Grace Maggiore has 1,083 service attempts, second in program history and 75 away from becoming the all-time leader. Maggiore also has 151 career service aces, 12th in program history and nine away from entering the top-ten all-time.

Grace Polisano enters the week with 845 career kills, tied for 13th in program history, and 49 away from entering the top-10.

Maggiore Reaches 2,000 Assists

Grace Maggiore recorded 30 assists against Neumann on Wednesday, Sept. 4 to put her over 2,000 career assists. Maggiore became the eighth Diplomat to cross the 2,000-assist threshold, and the first to reach that mark since Allison Edelstein '17.