Field Hockey Weekly Release #4
Chelsey Talhelm (left) and Avery Koep (right), Franklin & Marshall College
Photo Credit: Franklin & Marshall College
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chelsey Talhelm, Franklin & Marshall (Jr, F, Allentown, Pa. / Parkland)
Talhelm recorded a hat trick to lead No. 13 Franklin & Marshall to a 5-1 triumph over No. 2 Ursinus on Saturday to conclude a 2-0 week for the Diplomats. Talhelm and the Diplomats handed the Bears their first loss in Centennial Conference regular season play since the 2007 season and just their second all-time since they joined the conference in 2003.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Avery Koep, Franklin & Marshall (So, GK, Madison, N.J. / Madison)
Koep posted her third shutout of the season with three saves in Tuesday's 4-0 win over McDaniel, before totaling a season-high eight stops in Saturday's 5-1 victory against No. 2 Ursinus.
Complete Weekly Release #4 (PDF Format)
CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK
Bryn Mawr College grabbed its first victory of the season with a 2-0 win against non-conference opponent St. Vincent on Sunday. The win snapped a 52-game losing streak for the Owls and gave head coach Marci Scheuing her first win manning Bryn Mawr's sideline.
No. 13 Franklin & Marshall made a huge statement Saturday upsetting No. 2 Ursinus, 5-1, in conference play. With the victory, the Diplomats handed Ursinus, the seven-time defending Centennial Conference (CC) champion, its first CC regular season loss since October 6, 2007. This marks just the second defeat for the Bears in the CC regular season since they joined the conference in 2003.
McDaniel senior Lindsay Riordon (Monkton, Md. / Hereford) recorded her second hat trick of the season and third of her career last week against York College (Pa.).
Washington College scored 15 goals during its 15-1 victory over Bryn Mawr last week. The 15 goals tied the conference record and broke the school record for goals in a game.
NFHCA Division III Poll (9/27)
4-Franklin & Marshall (7-0)
10-Montclair State (9-0)