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Muhlenberg wins matte award
for third year in a row

Muhlenberg vs. Moravian women’s basketball

Muhlenberg vs. Moravian women’s soccer

Muhlenberg vs. Moravian football

Muhlenberg vs. Moravian men’s basketball

In golf, a match-play match is said to be "dormie" when one of the players achieves a lead that matches the number of holes remaining.

When the Muhlenberg women's tennis team beat Moravian in late March it put the Mules dormie, up by five with five events to go, in the Matte Award standings.
 Lindsay Schmidt, Cody Antonini and Alexandra Berlin
Senior Lindsay Schmidt of the women’s tennis team, junior Cody Antonini of the men’s soccer team and senior Alexandra Berlin of the women’s basketball team pose with the Matte trophy after representing Muhlenberg’s student-athletes at the annual luncheon.

Click the picture to see TV2’s report on the rivalry.

So it was fitting that the competition came down to the men’s golf team, which clinched the Matte Award for the third year in a row at the Lehigh Valley Cup.

After running away with the annual all-sports competition the past two seasons, Muhlenberg showed it could win a tight contest as well with a 9-7 victory.

It’s the eighth straight season the trophy will stay in Allentown — Muhlenberg has won seven of the last eight years, with the 2007-08 competition ending in a tie.

Muhlenberg formally claimed the trophy at a luncheon attended by administrators, coaches and student-athletes from both schools.

“This is what Division III athletics is all about,” Muhlenberg athletic director Sam Beidleman said. “We have good, hard-fought competition, but at the end of the day both teams shake hands and go their separate ways.”

Below is a complete rundown of the 2010-11 Matte Award contests:

Sport Date Site Winner Score Standings
Men’s Soccer Sept. 15 Muhlenberg Muhlenberg 5-2 Mu, 1-0
Volleyball Sept. 15 Moravian Moravian 3-0 tie, 1-1
Field Hockey Sept. 21 Muhlenberg Moravian 1-0 (ps) Mo, 2-1
Women’s Soccer Oct. 13 Muhlenberg Muhlenberg 5-3 tie, 2-2
Men’s Cross Country Nov. 13 Slippery Rock Muhlenberg 22-37 Mu, 3-2
Women’s Cross Country Nov. 13 Slippery Rock Muhlenberg 26-31 Mu, 4-2
Football Nov. 13 Moravian Moravian 14-13 Mu, 4-3
Women’s Basketball Nov. 15 Muhlenberg Muhlenberg 68-55 Mu, 5-3
Men’s Basketball Nov. 15 Muhlenberg Muhlenberg 68-60 Mu, 6-3
Baseball March 15 Muhlenberg Muhlenberg 3-2 Mu, 7-3
Women’s Tennis March 29 Moravian Muhlenberg 8-1 Mu, 8-3
Men’s Tennis April 4 Moravian Moravian 6-3 Mu, 8-4
Softball April 15 Moravian Moravian 5-1/8-0 Mu, 8-5
Women’s Track and Field April 17 Moravian Moravian 110-35 Mu, 8-6
Men’s Track & Field April 17 Moravian Moravian 101-44 Mu, 8-7
Men’s Golf April 21 Saucon Valley C.C. Muhlenberg 413-inc Mu, 9-7

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