Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Five-Star Matchups 10/15

Just 2 1/2 weeks remain in the Centennial regular season and each Conference game takes on more importance as the playoffs draw near.

Ursinus at Washington (Field Hockey)
The fourth-ranked Bears (6-0 CC, 9-2) travel to Chestertown to take on the surprising Shorewomen (4-1, 9-2) in a game that has playoff implications. Ursinus is rolling, averaging 6.38 goals over the last eight contests. Jennie Moore and Jen Hooven have combined for 31 goals, while Kaitlyn Sutherland has five goals and 13 assists. Washington leads the Conference in goals against average (0.88). Elena Nicholoff has an 86.3 save percentage and a CC best four shutouts. Danielle Rosato is third in the Conference with three game-winning goals.

Franklin & Marshall at Johns Hopkins (Women's Soccer)
The Diplomats (4-1, 8-2) and the Blue Jays (5-0, 9-0-3) meet with first place on the line at Homewood Field. Johns Hopkins, ranked eighth nationally, leads the all-time series, 12-3-2, and has not lost to F&M since 1997 (9-0-2). Franklin & Marshall's lone win in Baltimore came in 1992. The game pits three of the top four goal scorers in the Conference in F&M's Danielle David and Shannon Summers, along with Hopkins' Erica Suter. Each has seven goals on the season.

Muhlenberg at Swarthmore (Women's Soccer)
The Mules and the Garnet meet for the 16th time with 'Berg holding an 11-3-1 advantage. Swarthmore has won the last two matches to end a nine-match Muhlenberg win streak. The Mules (2.67 goals per game) and the Garnet (2.10) are 1-3 in the Conference in scoring. 'Berg's Nicolette Miller shares the Centennial lead with 16 points (6-4), while Swat's Lauren Walker has an 0.53 goals against average and four shutouts.

Franklin & Marshall at Johns Hopkins (Volleyball)
The Diplomats and the Blue Jays get together in Baltimore for a match that pits a pair of 3-1 CC records in a crucial contest. F&M (8-11) leads the all-time series, 18-10, but Hopkins (15-5) has not lost to the Diplomats at Goldfarb Gym since 1999. JHU's Alex Zenoff and Adrienne Young are 2-3 in the Conference in hitting percentage, while F&M counters with Nicole Morano and Margot Phelan, a three-time first-team All-CC selection.

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