News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
WOMENS SOCCER IN FIRST PLACE
The Muhlenberg womens 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
champion receives an
automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The standings through games of Oct. 14:
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
MENS GOLF finished first at
Elizabethtowns 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
Wednesday, October 11
WOMENS 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
Groves fourth goal of the season. Freshman Dawn Iberer continued her
impressive rookie season by assisting the Mules first two goals and
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.
eighth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, extended
its CC unbeaten streak to 11 games. Click here for box score.
MENS 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
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. Haverfords 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
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 McCabes
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.
WOMENS 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.
MENS 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
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.