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2000 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of October 16 to October 22
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
The Muhlenberg women’s soccer team is in the driver’s seat in the race for the Centennial Conference championship. The Mules need to win their season finale at Ursinus to claim their first title. A Muhlenberg loss or tie would give the trophy to Johns Hopkins, unless the Blue Jays lose at Washington in their finale. The CC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The standings through games of Oct. 21:
                        CC     Overall
MUHLENBERG ........... 7-1-1 ..12-3-2
Johns Hopkins ........ 7-2-0 ..13-3-0
Gettysburg ........... 6-1-2 .. 9-4-2
Haverford ............ 4-2-1 .. 6-9-1
Western Maryland ..... 5-3-0 ..13-4-0
Dickinson ............ 4-3-1 ..10-4-2
Franklin & Marshall .. 5-4-0 ..10-4-1
Ursinus .............. 3-4-1 .. 7-7-1
Washington ........... 2-6-0 .. 8-8-0
Swarthmore ........... 1-8-0 .. 4-11-0
Bryn Mawr ............ 0-10-0.. 1-15-1

The Muhlenberg field hockey team is in the thick of a battle for the four spots in the first Centennial Conference Tournament. The Mules need to win their final game, against Bryn Mawr, and hope that first-place Johns Hopkins defeats both Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg. The CC playoffs will be held next Friday and Saturday, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The standings through games of Oct. 21:

                        CC   Overall
*Johns Hopkins ....... 7-0 ....13-4
Swarthmore ........... 6-2 ....12-5
Washington ........... 5-3 .... 8-8
Gettysburg ........... 5-3 .... 8-8
Franklin & Marshall .. 5-3 .... 8-10
MUHLENBERG ........... 4-4 .... 8-7
Dickinson ............ 4-5 .... 7-10
Western Maryland ..... 3-5 .... 8-8
Haverford ............ 1-7 .... 5-12
Bryn Mawr ............ 0-8 .... 1-15
* clinched playoff berth

Monday, October 16
MEN’S GOLF finished sixth at Franklin & Marshall Invitational. Freshman Matt Katz tied for fourth place with a 75 to lead the Mules at F&M. Senior Matt Berman carded a 79. Click here for complete results.

Tuesday, October 17
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 4, Franklin & Marshall 1. Muhlenberg kept its Centennial Conference playoff hopes alive by scoring three goals in the second half to topple Franklin & Marshall. Senior Kelly Gower and junior Sarah Stitzer scored goals 94 seconds apart to ignite the surge. Senior Kristin George later added an insurance goal, her first of the season. Senior Carole Caine scored the Mules’ first goal. Muhlenberg is now tied for fourth place in the loss column with two teams they have beaten (Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall). The top four teams make next weekend’s CC playoffs. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 5, Delaware Valley 3. Junior Chris Rowley notched his first career hat trick and assisted on one other goal to lead the Mules to a non-conference win. Rowley scored the first goal of the game, and after Delaware Valley pulled to within 2-1 with 9:29 left in the first half, Rowley scored just 54 seconds later. He completed the hat trick 10 minutes into the second half, then assisted on the first career goal for freshman Pat Ryan to give Muhlenberg a 5-1 lead. Sophomore Kevin Welding also scored a goal. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S TENNIS at Moravian, rained out

Wednesday, October 18
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 2, Swarthmore 0. Muhlenberg got back on track after its loss to Johns Hopkins and stayed atop the Centennial Conference with a 2-0 win at Swarthmore. Just over two minutes into the game junior Jennie Vroman scored her third goal of the season to put the Mules up, while freshman Dawn Iberer added an insurance goal before the halfway point of the first half. The shutout by sophomore Denae Bordeaux was the seventh of the season for Muhlenberg, and its fifth in Centennial Conference play. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S TENNIS at Moravian, rained out again
VOLLEYBALL Haverford 3, Muhlenberg 0. The Fords, ranked eighth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, handed the Mules a Centennial Conference loss. Sophomore Meaghan Billie paced the Muhlenberg attack with 13 kills. Click here for box score.

Thursday, October 19
FIELD HOCKEY vs. Susquehanna, cancelled
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Centenary (N.J.) 0. Three different players scored goals to lead Muhlenberg to its third straight road win. Junior David Vassilaros and freshman Mark Lee found the net early in the first half, and freshman Evan Smallwood closed out the scoring with his first career goal. Click here for box score.

Saturday, October 21
CROSS COUNTRY at West Chester. In their final tuneup for the Centennial Conference Championships, the men went 0-3 and the women went 1-2 in a short-distance quad meet at West Chester. The men ran 3 miles and the women 2.5. For the men, junior Will Elson and sophomore Brendan Gallagher placed third and fourth, respectively. The women, who defeated Division II East Stroudsburg, were led by freshman Erica Norey in 10th place. Click here for box score.
FIELD HOCKEY Dickinson 2, Muhlenberg 1. Muhlenberg’s playoff hopes were seriously damaged by a 2-1 loss at Dickinson. Junior Melissa Eicken scored the lone goal for the Mules. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 41, Gettysburg 0. Senior cornerback Mike Burke intercepted two passes, one of which he returned 60 yards for a touchdown, and sophomore linebacker Beau Sherry made 12 tackles, 2.5 for loss, to lead the Mules to their second shutout of the season. The Bullets managed only 166 total yards, including just 55 through the air. Junior Joshua Carter recorded 226 all-purpose yards and caught a 39-yard touchdown pass for his school record-tying 11th TD reception of the season. Sophomore Anthony Wolfsohn rushed for 139 yards on 19 first-half carries before leaving with a leg injury. Freshman Matt Bernardo scored two touchdowns for the third straight week, and senior Michael Dickinson kicked two field goals. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Franklin & Marshall 0. The Mules moved one step closer to their first Centennial Conference championship by blanking Franklin & Marshall in their final regular-season home game. Junior Nancy Grove scored once in the first half and freshman Dawn Iberer twice in the second as Muhlenberg enjoyed a 27-4 advantage in shots. Sophomore Jamie Gluck assisted on both second-half goals. The shutout was the Mules’ eighth this season. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Western Maryland 3, Muhlenberg 2 (2OT). Western Maryland, down a man, tied the game with 1:24 left in regulation and scored the winner 2:06 into the second overtime to break Muhlenberg’s three-game winning streak. Freshman Justin Marx scored one goal for the Mules and assisted junior Greg Ramos on his first career goal. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 8, Kutztown 1. Freshman Mackenzie Parke led the way for Muhlenberg playing in the number one singles slot. After losing the first set, she battled back to win the last two. The Mules took five of six singles matches and swept all three doubles matches. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Scranton 3, Muhlenberg 1; Susquehanna 3, Muhlenberg 1. The Mules dropped a pair of non-conference matches in their final road trip of the season. Sophomore Dana Ferrelli totalled 41 digs in the two matches, averaging more than five per game, and sophomore Meaghan Billie was the top hitter with 24 kills. Senior Jennifer Kahn recorded four blocks in each match. Click here for box scores.

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Last updated October 21, 2000