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Thursday, October 24, 2002
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Five Muhlenberg athletes have been named to the Centennial Conference Weekly Honor Roll for their performances last week:

• Women’s Cross Country: Freshman Karen Mount led the Mules by Rob
Uniszkiewicz crossing the finish line in 24th place at the DeSales Invitational.

• Men’s Cross Country: Junior Rob Uniszkiewicz (right) finished second (first among Division III runners) out of 275 runners at the DeSales Invitational. He is second in the CC coaches rankings.

• Field Hockey: Sophomore Kristen Bruschi scored goals that gave the Mules 1-0 leads against both McDaniel and Dickinson. She entered the week third in the CC with 12 goals and tied for the league lead with 28 points.

• Men’s Soccer: Sophomore Timothy Sparta came off the bench to score two goals in a 13-minute span in the Mules’ 4-0 win against McDaniel.

• Volleyball: Freshman Julie Lauro averaged 4.78 kills per game in a 1-2 week for the Mules. She entered the week ranked second in the CC in kills (3.75) and third in hitting percentage (.271).


• Football in NCAA Statistics: Senior Chris Reed of the Muhlenberg football team leads all Division III kickers in field goals (11) and points (59) through games of Oct. 19. Overall, he is tied for 27th in the country in scoring. Junior Matt Bernardo ranks among the Division III leaders in four categories: He is sixth in kickoff returns (31.9 average), 19th in all-purpose yards (174.5 per game), tied for 37th in scoring (9.0 points per game) and 40th in rushing (106.0 yards per game).

As a team, the Mules are fourth in turnover margin (plus-2.5 per game) and 18th in scoring (37.8 points per game).


A week after winning at Johns Hopkins for the first time since 1988, the Muhlenberg football team will attempt to do something else it hasn’t since 1988: defeat Gettysburg for a third straight year.

Who: Gettysburg (3-3, 1-2) at Muhlenberg (5-1, 3-1)
What: The Mules’ final Centennial Conference home game of the season
When: Saturday, 1:00
Where: Scotty Wood Stadium
Radio: Justin Deutsch and Jon Eddy will call the game live on WMUH 91.7 FM. To listen in, click here.

Series History: Gettysburg holds a 40-25-1 lead in a series dating back to 1907, but Muhlenberg has won three of the last four. The Mules shut out the Bullets by a 41-0 score in both 2000 and 2001. The last team Muhlenberg kept off the scoreboard in three straight seasons was Albright (1946-48).

Scouting the Bullets: Gettysburg is at .500 after six games for the first time since 1995 after edging Ursinus, 29-27, last week. Sophomore quarterback Joe Gossweiler, making his second career start, was named CC offensive player of the week after rushing for 122 yards and two touchdowns and passing for 120 yards. The Bullets rolled up 270 yards on the ground against the Bears and are second in the CC at 220.8 rushing yards per game. Gettysburg also is second in the CC in turnover margin (plus-8) and first in sacks. Junior Matt Pinkney has a league-leading 6.5 sacks. Freshman Nathan Smith returned both a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns earlier this season against Averett.

Scouting the Mules: Muhlenberg needs a win to clinch its fourth consecutive winning season. The Mules are coming off their best defensive effort of the season; the entire unit was honored as CC defensive player of the week after holding Johns Hopkins to 46 total plays, seven first downs, 32 rushing yards and no conversions in 10 third-down attempts. Junior Matt Bernardo, the second-leading rusher in the CC, has already set school records for career touchdowns and points this season and needs 302 yards to take over first place in rushing yards. Senior Chris Reed is one field goal away from tying the CC record of 12 in a season. Senior Justin Jones passed for 174 yards last week to become the eighth player in team history with 3,000 career passing yards (3,046).

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Last updated October 24, 2002