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Wednesday, October 15, 2003
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• Men’s Soccer: Drew 1, Muhlenberg 0. In a matchup of two regionally ranked teams, Drew put in an early goal and made it stand up to defeat Muhlenberg by a 1-0 score for the fourth straight year.

The Rangers (10-1-2), NCAA quarterfinalists last year, entered the game ranked fourth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, while the Mules (10-4) were sixth.

The closest Muhlenberg came to avoiding the shutout came in the 84th minute, when James Henshaw’s low tracer was saved by Drew goalie Peter Boyer.

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• Field Hockey: Gettysburg 2, Muhlenberg 0. Gettysburg was awarded 21 penalty corners and converted two of them to handed Muhlenberg a 2-0 loss.

The Bullets (8-3, 5-0) scored once in each half to remain undefeated in the Centennial Conference. The 15th-ranked Mules (10-3, 2-3) suffered their third loss in five games.

Muhlenberg’s best chance to score came with about seven minutes left in the first half, with Gettysburg already holding a 1-0 lead. The Mules took five shots in rapid succession, but four were saved by Bullet goalie Jessy O’Neill and the other was blocked.

Sophomore Adrienne Verbich did get one past O’Neill midway through the second half, but a Gettysburg defender saved it off the line.

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Women’s Soccer Wins Fifth Straight

Second-half goals by Amy Schmidt and Rebecca Armstrong lifted the Muhlenberg women’s soccer team to its fifth straight win,
Rebecca Armstrong
Armstrong is tied for the team lead with seven goals.
2-1 at Franklin & Marshall.

The Mules (9-3-1, 5-1), who failed to cash in on several good scoring opportunities in the first half, finally dented the scoreboard in the 10th minute after halftime. The play began with a corner kick and featured several crosses back and forth, including one by Maria Tranguch that hit the post. The ball eventually came out to the corner of the box and senior Monica Jones, whose cross was headed in by Schmidt for her second goal of the season.

Muhlenberg extended its lead to two goals on a fast-break chance in the 74 minute. Freshman Kristen Cioeta crossed the ball from the wing to Armstrong. Diplomat goalie Melissa Ruff came out and got a hand on Armstrong’s shot, but the Mule junior tapped the ball in for her 27th career goal.

F&M (5-5-3, 2-3-1) scored less than a minute later, ending Muhlenberg’s unscored-upon streak at 504 minutes, but did not have a good chance to tie the game.

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Last updated October 15, 2003