2000 Fall/Winter Sports Update
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Saturday, November 11
CROSS COUNTRY women finished 17th and men 16th at Mid-East Regional Championship. Three Muhlenberg runners earned honors at the regional race. For the women, Diana Garretto earned second-team freshman all-region recognition for placing 13th among freshmen in the race. She was 64th overall, one place ahead of junior Katie Garrett. Sophomore Brendan Gallagher finished 32nd for the men and made the All-Region Team for the second consecutive year. Freshman Rob Uniszkiewicz was second-team freshman all-region. Click here for complete results.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 45, Moravian 20. Two players accounted for all six touchdowns as Muhlenberg closed out the regular season with its fourth straight win. The Mules reached the eight-win mark for only the fourth time in school history (the first since 1980) and now await word on an ECAC playoff berth. Freshman Matt Bernardo rushed 40 times for 251 yards the third-highest single-game total in school history and tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns. His 16 touchdowns for the season tied a school record set in 1948. Junior Joshua Carter had the other two touchdowns, on a 41-yard pass reception and a 90-yard kickoff return. The TD catch was the school-record 26th of his career. Carter also became the second player in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Senior Mike Burke led the defense with 11 tackles and two interceptions. His nine picks for the season tie a school record set in 1942. Click here for box score.
MENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Penn State-Behrend 0. Junior David Vassilaros scored a goal with just 2:03 remaining in regulation to propel Muhlenberg into the championship game of the ECAC Tournament for the second straight year. Once again, the Mules will face a Centennial Conference foe they defeated in the regular season. Gettysburg advanced to the final by defeating Washington on penalty kicks (4-2) after a scoreless tie. Vassilaros took a long cross from the right side and, after the ball bounced off a defender, volleyed a shot past the Behrend keeper from 12 yards out. Junior Rob Pomento made four saves. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING finished third at Kings Monarch Invitational. Despite crowning no individual champions, the Mules came in a strong third at Kings, defeating Centennial Conference rivals Ursinus and Western Maryland among others. Senior Jason McLean came the closest to winning his weight class, making it to the final at 141. Junior Bill Holsinger (149) and sophomores Nate Yeasted (133) and Joe Salerno (165) all took thirds. Holsingers lone loss was in the semifinals to the fifth-ranked wrestler at his weight class, and he responded by pinning his next two opponents. Yeasted rebounded from a first-round loss to the eventual champion by winning five straight bouts in the consolation bracket. Freshman Shawn Zeplin placed fourth at 157. Click here for Muhlenberg results.
Sunday, November 12
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Last updated November 12, 2000
Last updated November 12, 2000