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2000 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of October 9 to October 15
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
WOMEN’S SOCCER IN FIRST PLACE
The Muhlenberg women’s soccer team is in quite a race for the Centennial Conference championship. The Mules moved into sole possession of first place on Oct. 11 by shutting out Dickinson, 3-0, while Gettysburg suffered a 4-0 loss to Johns Hopkins. Muhlenberg lost its first CC game to Hopkins on Oct. 14, but a Gettysburg tied with Ursinus kept the Mules in first. The CC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The standings through games of Oct. 14:
                        CC     Overall
MUHLENBERG ........... 5-1-1 ..10-3-2
Johns Hopkins ........ 6-2-0 ..11-3-0
Haverford ............ 4-1-1 .. 6-7-1
Gettysburg ........... 4-1-2 .. 7-4-2
Western Maryland ..... 5-2-0 ..13-3-0
Franklin & Marshall .. 4-3-0 .. 9-3-1
Dickinson ............ 3-3-1 .. 9-4-2
Ursinus .............. 3-4-1 .. 7-7-1
Washington ........... 2-6-0 .. 7-8-0
Swarthmore ........... 1-6-0 .. 4-9-0
Bryn Mawr ............ 0-8-0 .. 1-12-1


Tuesday, October 10
MEN’S GOLF finished first at Elizabethtown’s Blue Jay Classic. Muhlenberg captured first place at the difficult Hershey Country Club course in its second tournament of the fall. The Mules outshot New Jersey by two strokes and defeated two district ranked teams, Susquehanna and Western Maryland, by more than 10 strokes. Muhlenberg had three of the nine golfers to break 80, including senior Matt Berman, who finished second with a 76. Freshmen Matt Katz and Jesse Neider each carded a 79. This is the ninth straight season (fall and spring) that Muhlenberg has won at least one tournament. Click here for complete results.

Wednesday, October 11
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Dickinson 0. Muhlenberg took sole possession of the Centennial Conference with a 3-0 win over Dickinson in Carlisle. The Mules came into the game tied for first place with Gettysburg, but the Bullets were blanked 4-0 by Johns Hopkins. The win gave Muhlenberg double digits in wins for the fourth straight year. Held scoreless in the first half, the Mules scored four minutes into the second on junior Nancy Grove’s fourth goal of the season. Freshman Dawn Iberer continued her impressive rookie season by assisting the Mules’ first two goals and adding an insurance goal of her own late in the game to take over the team scoring lead with 20 points. Junior Jennie Vroman also had a goal. Muhlenberg, ranked eighth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, extended its CC unbeaten streak to 11 games. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Messiah 3, Muhlenberg 0. Messiah scored five minutes into the second half, then added two goals in the final eight minutes to win at Muhlenberg for the first time ever. Both teams entered the game ranked in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Messiah fourth and Muhlenberg sixth. Click here for box score.

Thursday, October 12
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, Haverford 1. Senior Kelly Gower tipped in a cross from junior Melissa Eicken four minutes into overtime to give Muhlenberg the win. The Mules dominated everywhere but on the scoreboard, as they had a 30-7 advantage in shots and a 17-0 edge in penalty corners. Haverford’s goalie was superb, keeping Muhlenberg scoreless until senior Kerry Lambert banged in a shot with 14:49 to play in the second half. The Fords tied the score just 48 seconds later. Click here for box score.

Saturday, October 14
CROSS COUNTRY women finished seventh and men finished sixth at the Allentown Invitational. Junior Katie Garrett and freshman Erica Norey were the top women finishers, placing 32nd and 46th respectively. Sophomore Brendan Gallagher had another strong performance placing 12th overall. Junior Will Elson was the second best finisher for the Mules at 44th. Click here for box score.
FIELD HOCKEY Montclair State 2, Muhlenberg 0. Despite a strong performance from sophomore goalie Josephine Fasolino, Muhlenberg fell to Montclair State. It was only the second time in 13 games that the Mules were shutout this season. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Johns Hopkins 33, Muhlenberg 20. Milestone performances from sophomore Anthony Wolfsohn, junior Joshua Carter and senior Michael McCabe went for naught in an entertaining shootout that featured more than 1,000 yards of total offense. Wolfsohn rushed for a career-high 158 yards (his third straight 100-yard game) and had 267 all-purpose yards. Carter tied a career best with 11 receptions, including the 100th of his career, and McCabe threw for 360 yards (the sixth-highest total in school history) to go over the 6,000-yard mark. Muhlenberg took a 14-10 lead early in the third quarter on McCabe’s 32-yard pass to Carter, but Hopkins took the lead for good just 24 seconds later on a long pass play. Senior defensive end David Jones tied a school record with four pass breakups. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Johns Hopkins 1, Muhlenberg 0. The Mules had their 12-match CC unbeaten streak with a loss on the turf. Hopkins scored the lone goal late in the first half on a long shot. Muhlenberg remained in sole possession of first place in the CC, however, as Gettysburg tied Ursinus. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Washington 0. Sophomore Ben Long helped the Mules defeat Washington and snap their two-game losing streak by scoring two of three first-half goals. Junior Rob Pomento and freshman Brendon McKeown split the goalkeeping duties for the Muhlenberg and helped them to their fifth shutout of the year. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Gettysburg 3, Muhlenberg 0; Muhlenberg 3, Washington 1. The Mules lost the first game to Washington, but rallied back to win the next three. Despite a solid Muhlenberg performance, Gettysburg, ranked fourth in the Mid-Atlantic region, proved to be too much for the Mules. Junior Laura Funsten had a total of 70 assists on the day, pushing her all-time school record to 1,816. Sophomore Dana Ferrelli had 14 kills against the Bullets, while sophomore Meghan Billie totaled 28 kills for the two matches. Sophomore Lisa Giammalvo continued her solid play with 19 digs and 2 aces against Gettysburg. Click here for box scores.


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Last updated October 14, 2000