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2000 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of August 28 to September 3
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Women’s soccer did the best of any Muhlenberg team in the Centennial Conference preseason polls. The women’s soccer team was picked to finish second, just four points behind two-time defending champion Gettysburg, in the Centennial Conference preseason coaches poll. The Mules, who tied for second place with an 8-2 league record last year, received four first-place votes.

In the other sports for which polls were conducted, football and men&#s soccer were each tabbed for third place. Field hockey came in fifth and volleyball sixth. For the complete polls, go to the Centennial Conference web site.

Friday, September 1
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, West Chester 2. Muhlenberg won the first two games, lost the next two, then came back to win the fifth and make Jenny Warmack-Chipman's coaching debut a success in the first round of the Messiah College Falcon Classic. Sophomore Meaghan Billie led a balanced attack with 10 kills, while sophomore Lisa Giammalvo had career highs of 7 kills and 4 aces to go along with 20 digs. Junior Laura Funsten recorded 30 assists and a career-best 22 digs. Click here for box score.

Saturday, September 2
CROSS COUNTRY Women finished 6th and men finished 6th at Kutztown’s Maroon & Gold Invitational. Freshman Rob Uniszkiewicz, running in his first career race, finished 15th overall to lead the Muhlenberg men. Katie Garrett paced the women's team, crossing the finish line 26th. Click here for results.
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 3, Moravian 1. Second-half goals by senior Kelly Gower and junior Sarah Stitzer lifted Muhlenberg past Moravian and gave new head coach Kristen Stuckel her first win. Moravian scored 6:14 into the game, but senior Carole Caine tied the score midway through the first half. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 34, Kings Point 10. Junior Joshua Carter set one school record and tied another in the Mules' season-opening win. Carter amassed 297 all-purpose yards, including 157 on the receiving end, eclipsing the old mark of 3,292 set by John Sartori (1976-79). Carter, who now has 3,304 all-purpose yards, also tied a school record by catching three touchdowns. He single-handedly turned the game around after Muhlenberg fell behind 10-7 late in the first quarter, returning a kickoff 56 yards and then catching a 35-yard touchdown pass from senior Michael McCabe on the next play. After short touchdown runs by sophomore Anthony Wolfsohn and freshman Matt Bernardo, the Carter-to-McCabe connection clicked again for a 73-yard pass play. Wolfsohn finished the game with 82 yards on 17 carries, and McCabe threw for 288 yards. Junior linebacker Doug Folger led the Mule defense, which held the Mariners scoreless for the final three quarters, with 12 tackles. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Rowan 1. Freshman Lauren Pilger, playing in her first career game, scored the game-tying goal midway through the second half to lift Muhlenberg to the season-opening tie. Rowan entered the game ranked 21st in Division III. The Mules extended their unbeaten streak to 9 matches dating back to last season. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER New Jersey 1, Muhlenberg 0. The Mules were blanked in their first game of the season, at the Drew Fall Festival. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Moravian 2; Gallaudet 3, Muhlenberg 1. Muhlenberg reached the championship game of the Messiah College Falcon Classic before falling to defending champion Gallaudet. The Mules won their pool by defeating archrival Moravian for the first time since 1995. Sophomore Elisabeth Leone had 11 kills in the win and sophomore Dana Ferrelli recorded a career-high 24 digs. Muhlenberg won the first game of the title match, but dropped the next three. Sophomore Lisa Giammalvo notched 23 digs in the final. Junior Laura Funsten was named to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 6.50 assists and 4.14 digs in the three matches. Click here for box scores.

Sunday, September 3
MEN’S SOCCER Drew 1, Muhlenberg 0. For the second straight day, Muhlenberg dropped a 1-0 decision at the Drew Fall Festival. Senior back Brad Kocher and speedy freshman striker Justin Marx were both named to the All-Tournament Team. Freshman Shannon Ryan, a back by trade, played the final third of the game in goal after the Mules lost two keepers and made three saves without allowing a goal. Click here for box score.

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Last updated September 3, 2000