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Monday, October 6, 2003
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Men’s Soccer
It’s not unusual for Muhlenberg, Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins to be at the top of the CC standings, and that is the case already this season. Every other team in the league has at least two blemishes on its record. Gettysburg scored a big non-CC win during the week, toppling defending national champion Messiah, 1-0. In CC games this week, Hopkins hosts Haverford, Muhlenberg hosts Swarthmore and Gettysburg travels to F&M. Key regional matchups are the Mules at Elizabethtown and Arcadia at Hopkins.
MUHLENBERG 4-0 9-2
Gettysburg 3-0 7-2
Johns Hopkins 2-1 8-1-1
McDaniel 2-2 7-5
Dickinson 2-2 6-6-1
Swarthmore 2-2 4-7-1
Haverford 1-1-2 4-3-3
Washington 1-2-1 4-3-2
Ursinus 0-3-1 4-7-1
F & M 0-4 1-7-1

Women’s Soccer
Gettysburg remained as the lone unbeaten team in the CC with a 5-0 shutout of Bryn Mawr. The Bullets also knocked off No. 24 Elizabethtown, 2-0 ... McDaniel entered the week 9-1 but was shut out by Dickinson (4-0) and Franklin & Marshall (1-0) ... Surprising Ursinus lost to Johns Hopkins, 3-1 ... Gettysburg hosts McDaniel this week, and F&M has a chance to move up in the standings with games at Dickinson and Ursinus. Muhlenberg travels to Bryn Mawr in its lone game of the week.
Gettysburg 3-0 7-3
MUHLENBERG 3-1 7-3-1
Ursinus 3-2 7-3-2
Johns Hopkins 2-1 8-3-1
Dickinson 2-1 6-3-1
McDaniel 2-2 9-3
Swarthmore 2-2 6-5
Haverford 2-3 4-8
F & M 1-2 4-4-2
Washington 0-3 4-5
Bryn Mawr 0-3 2-5-1

Field Hockey
Ursinus moved to the top of the standings with a 2-1 overtime win against McDaniel, while Gettysburg kept its perfect CC record intact with wins against Johns Hopkins (3-0) and Haverford (3-1) ... Dickinson has a big week coming up, with games at McDaniel and Muhlenberg. Gettysburg travels to Franklin & Marshall, a previously nationally ranked team which lost to Ursinus, 2-1.
Ursinus 4-0 7-3
Gettysburg 3-0 6-3
McDaniel 2-1 8-3
F & M 2-1 6-4
Dickinson 2-1 5-5
Johns Hopkins 1-1 3-6
MUHLENBERG 1-2 9-2
Swarthmore 1-2 4-6
Washington 1-3 4-5
Haverford 0-3 5-6
Bryn Mawr 0-3 3-7

Volleyball

Defending CC champion Gettysburg (3-0, 16-5) opened league play by defeating Johns Hopkins in five games. The only other teams with no CC losses are Franklin & Marshall (2-0, 9-8), which swept Haverford (2-1, 12-5), and Swarthmore (2-0, 10-11), which swept a pair at Muhlenberg. Johns Hopkins travels to Haverford for a key match this week. The Mules (0-2, 7-13) host Gettysburg and Dickinson (1-1, 6-11) on Saturday.

Men’s Soccer Receives Votes in National Poll

The Muhlenberg men’s soccer team received votes for the national top 25 in the NSCAA poll released today.

The Mules remained in fourth place in the regional rankings. Interestingly, Muhlenberg is 2-0 against teams ranked ahead of it, having handed No. 16 Stevens Tech (7-1-2) and No. 20 Johns Hopkins (8-1-1) their only losses.

’Berg will have a chance to move up in the poll when it travels to Elizabethtown on Wednesday. Although the Blue Jays (8-1-1) ceded the top spot in the region to undefeated Carnegie Mellon after playing Moravian to a 1-1 draw, they are still ranked No. 10 in Division III.

The Muhlenberg women’s soccer team moved up from eighth to seventh in the Mid-Atlantic rankings.

MEN’S POLL

1. Carnegie Mellon (7-0)
2. Elizabethtown (8-1-1)
3. Johns Hopkins (8-1-1)
4. Muhlenberg (9-2)
5. Drew (7-1-2)
6. Arcadia (9-1-1)
7. Gettysburg (7-2)
8. Messiah (6-2-2)
9. Eastern (8-2)
10. Penn State-Altoona (9-2)

WOMEN’S POLL

1t. Messiah (9-1)
1t. New Jersey (9-2)
3t. Scranton (12-0-1)
3t. Richard Stockton (8-1)
5. Montclair State (7-2)
6. Gettysburg (7-3)
7. Muhlenberg (7-3-1)
8. Johns Hopkins (8-3-1)
9. Mary Washington (5-4-3)
10. Elizabethtown (6-2-2)


Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu
Last updated October 6, 2003