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2000 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of September 18 to September 24
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
IBERER NAMED PLAYER OF WEEK
Freshman forward Dawn Iberer of the Muhlenberg women’s soccer team has been named Centennial Conference player of the week after contributing to all the scoring in the Mules’ big 3-0 win against previously undefeated Western Maryland. She assisted on the first goal, early in the second half, and later scored two herself eight minutes apart. The five points were the first of Iberer’s career. The win was the eighth straight in CC play for the Mules and left them as one of four undefeated teams in the league (along with Ursinus, Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins).


Tuesday, September 19
WOMEN’S SOCCER vs. Moravian, rained out
MEN’S SOCCER vs. Moravian, rained out
MEN’S TENNIS at Kutztown, rained out

Wednesday, September 20
VOLLEYBALL Dickinson 3, Muhlenberg 2. Muhlenberg won the first game with relative ease, 15-2, but things got tougher and the Mules ended up dropping their Centennial Conference opener. Sophomore Meaghan Billie had a team-high 10 kills. Click here for box score.

Thursday, September 21
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 3, Gettysburg 1. Senior Kelly Gower’s second career hat trick accounted for all the offense as Muhlenberg snapped a two-game skid by knocking off defending Centennial Conference co-champion Gettysburg for the first time since 1993. Gower’s final two goals came within 36 seconds of each other in the second half and gave the Mules a 3-0 lead. She now has 30 career goals, becoming the sixth player in school history to reach that level. Sophomore Josephine Fasolino made 9 saves, and the defensive unit of senior Carole Caine, junior Reina Tyson and sophomore Kristen Best helped keep the Bullets off the scoreboard until the final 15 minutes. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 4, Delaware Valley 1. Muhlenberg scored three goals in the final 22 minutes, including two by freshman Dawn Iberer, to pull away from upset-minded Delaware Valley. Junior Nancy Grove, who assisted on both of Iberer’s goals, opened the scoring in the first half, but the Aggies tied the game early in the second half. Senior Alissa Desiderio put the Mules ahead to stay by converting a penalty kick. Iberer has now scored two goals in back-to-back games. Click here for box score.

Saturday, September 23 — HOMECOMING
CROSS COUNTRY Muhlenberg 25, Lebanon Valley 30; Muhlenberg 25, Allentown 33; Swarthmore 23, Muhlenberg 32 (women); Muhlenberg 20, Lebanon Valley 39; Muhlenberg 24, Swarthmore 35 (men). The Muhlenberg women went 2-1 and the men were 2-0, defeating Centennial Conference rival Swarthmore, in a triple-dual meet at Lebanon Valley. Junior Katie Garrett (sixth) and freshman Erica Norey (eighth) both finished in the top 10 for the women, while the men placed four runners in the top 10: junior Will Elson (second), sophomore Brendan Gallagher (third) and freshmen Rob Uniszkiewicz (fifth) and Brian Cash (ninth). Click here for results.
FIELD HOCKEY Washington (Md.) 3, Muhlenberg 0. Washington scored three second-half goals, two in the first five minutes after break, to pull away. Muhlenberg was shut out for the first time all season. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 45, Franklin & Marshall 0. Junior Joshua Carter set two school records, leading Muhlenberg to a Homecoming victory over Franklin & Marshall. The shutout was the Mules’ first at home since 1987 and their biggest since blanking Lebanon Valley 52-0 in 1984. Carter, who already owns the school record for career all-purpose yards, broke his own mark for all-purpose yards in a game with 344, and for most receiving touchdowns in a game with four. Carter finished with 210 yards receiving on nine catches and also returned eight punts for 105 yards. Senior Michael McCabe, who sat out much of the second half, finished with 227 yards on 12 completions. The 12 completions tied McCabe for the school record of 383, held by Chris Elser (1986-88). Sophomore Anthony Wolfsohn had his second straight 100-yard rushing game, picking up 107 yards on 15 carries. The defense recorded eight sacks and held the Diplomats to 59 total yards, minus-11 on the ground. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Bryn Mawr 0. Senior Alissa Desiderio scored two goals to pace Muhlenberg to its ninth straight Centennial Conference win. Freshman Dawn Iberer added a goal and an assist and has now had 12 points in the last three games, including five goals. Muhlenberg’s defense made things easy for the goalkeepers by not allowing a single shot throughout the entire game. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 2, Gettysburg 1. Sophomore Ben Long set up both goals as Muhlenberg knocked off defending Centennial Conference champion Gettysburg for its fourth straight win. Late in the first half, Long fed sophomore Kevin Welding, who beat the Bullet keeper for his first career goal. Early in the second half, Long’s cross through the penalty box was knocked in by the goalie, who was retreating after having been beaten on the play. The loss was only Gettysburg’s second in a CC game in the last four years. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Four Muhlenberg players competed in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships at William Smith. Freshman Gena Ross reached the third round of the singles draw, defeating the No. 7 seed en route. Senior Kerri Waldowski and freshman Mackenzie Parke each won her first-round match. Click here for Muhlenberg results.
MEN’S TENNIS Drew 4, Muhlenberg 3; Fordham 4, Muhlenberg 3. The Mules lost two close matches on the first day of the Haverford Round Robin Tournament. Rainy weather conditions forced the matches indoors, and both were tied 3-3 after singles and decided by a sudden-death match at first doubles. Freshman Brian Fineburg made his Muhlenberg debut by winning a pair of matches at No. 5 singles. Sophomore Matt Fleissig also went 2-0 at No. 4. The Mules played extremely well against Division I Fordham. Click here for box scores.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Bryn Mawr 0; Western Maryland 3, Muhlenberg 0. The Mules split a pair of Centennial Conference matches at home. Junior Laura Funsten had 22 assists and 6 digs in the opener, in which Muhlenberg allowed only nine points in three games. Sophomore Meaghan Billie led the attack with 10 kills against Western Maryland. Funsten moved into second place on the Mules’ all-time assists list and recorded her 100th career service ace. Click here for box scores.

Sunday, September 24
WOMEN’S SOCCER Moravian 1, Muhlenberg 0. A second-half goal by Moravian ended the Mules’ four-game winning streak. Muhlenberg appeared to have scored a goal early in the second half, but it was disallowed on an offsides call. Click here for box score.
MEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 5, University of the Sciences 0. Muhlenberg wrapped up its weekend at the Haverford Round Robin Tournament by blanking University of the Sciences. Freshman Brian Fineburg improved to 3-0 in singles play and teamed up with senior Robby Richman for a win at No. 2 doubles. Richman also was a singles winner. Junior Eric Milford won at both singles and doubles. Click here for box score.


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Last updated September 25, 2000