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Embry records 18 kills, 25 digs

Marlowe Embry (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Marlowe Embry (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Franklin & Marshall (20-5) 3, McDaniel (14-12) 1
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball tournament semifinal
When:
Saturday, Nov. 9
Where: Baltimore, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Franklin & Marshall outlasted McDaniel in a tightly-contested match for a 3-1 win in the 2019 Centennial Conference semifinals.

THE LEADERS
• Marlowe Embry (San Jose, Calif./J.H. Pitman) led the Green Terror with 18 kills and 25 digs.
Kendall Hanak (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Rock Canyon) added 23 digs.

FOR THE FOES
• Allison Franke led the Diplomats with 12 kills and six total blocks.
• Grace Maggiore added 29 assists, 16 digs and six kills.
• Carlita Bozzo led the defense with 27 digs.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• McDaniel jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first set before a Carly Ostrowski ace keyed a 4-0 run that drew Franklin & Marshall even at 6-all. The Green Terror went back in front by as many as five on an Anna Jezerski ace to make it 14-9. The Diplomats, however, put together a 12-5 run to take a 21-19 lead. After the teams traded points to keep it a two-point margin, an Allison Franke block and Grace Maggiore kill capped a 25-21 win for Franklin & Marshall.
• The second set was a near mirror image of the first set. The Diplomats opened up a 16-12 lead before a pair of Marlowe Embry kills keyed a 7-1 Green Terror run to go in front, 19-17. Tied at 23-all, Embry knocked down back-to-back kills around an F&M timeout for a 25-23 win.
• A pair of Delaney Hahn aces helped the Diplomats jump out to a 4-0 lead in the third set. The Green Terror clawed back to even the set at 10-all on a block by Jezerski and Hayley Mills (Bowie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti). After an exchange of points, back-to-back bad sets gave Franklin & Marshall took a 15-12 lead. The advantage swelled to 23-18 before a Gayle Edelstein (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) ace helped close the margin to 23-21. A Franke block and exchange of service errors accounted for the 25-22 final.
• A Nicole Carey kill staked Franklin & Marshall to a 4-1 lead in the fourth set. McDaniel closed to within 5-3 on an Emma Lorenzen (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown) kill. The Diplomats, however, tallied 11 of the next 15 points to open up a 17-6 lead and force a timeout. An Embry kill closed the margin to 16-10 but four of the next six points went to Franklin & Marshall to make it a 20-12 advantage. Four straight Green Terror points, capped by a Kendall Hanak ace, trimmed the deficit to 20-16 and forced a Diplomat timeout. Jezerski recorded a kill out of the timeout to make it a three-point set. Franklin & Marshall opened up a 24-21 lead before the Green Terror staved off match point three times, including on back-to-back Embry kills to close to within 24-23 but a Maggiore kill gave the Diplomats a 25-23 win.

THE INSIDE STORY
• Franklin & Marshall advances to Sunday's title match against top-seeded Johns Hopkins.
Gayle Edelstein added 33 assists and eight digs.
• Emma Lorenzen chjipped in four aces and eight kills.

NEXT UP
McDaniel will find out on Monday if and where its season continues with the announcement of the ECAC tournament field.

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