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FOOTBALL FALLS IN HOME OPENER
Women’s Soccer Blanks Hopkins
Women Earn First CC Win

Goals by sophomore Amy Schmidt and freshman Kristen Cioeta, one in each half, gave the Muhlenberg women’s soccer team a 2-0 win against defending Centennial Conference champion Johns Hopkins.

The Blue Jays (6-3-1, 1-1) entered the game ranked fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region and handed the Mules (5-3-1, 1-1) their only CC regular-season loss last year. Hopkins also won the CC title on Muhlenberg’s Varsity Field.

The first half was scoreless until 5:39 remained, when Schmidt deposited the ball in the net after a scramble off a corner kick for her first goal of the season. Cioeta gave the Mules an insurance goal midway through the second half by beating the goalie one-on-one with a shot to the upper right corner for her first career goal.

Freshman Kayla Boisvert tied a career high with nine saves to record her first career shutout.

Muhlenberg has won 20 consecutive CC regular-season home games.

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MEN’S SOCCER CONTINUES MASTERY OVER SHOREMEN
Volleyball Splits; Tennis Successful in Consolation

• Men’s Soccer: Muhlenberg 1, Washington 0. A close final score belied a one-sided game, as the Mules outshot the Shoremen 28-4 and had a 13-4 advantage in corner kicks.

The lone goal of the game came midway through the second half off a long throwin by sophomore Joey Benner. The Washington goalie came out to punch the throw away, but sophomore James Henshaw got a head on the ball, sending it back to senior Justin Marx, who easily knocked the ball into the unguarded net for his sixth career goal.

Muhlenberg (7-2, 2-0) now holds a 15-0-2 series lead against Washington (4-2-1, 1-1).

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• Volleyball: Trinity 3, Muhlenberg 1; Muhlenberg 3, Eastern Connecticut State 0. The Mules (7-10) salvaged the last of their four matches at the Amherst Invitational by sweeping East Conn. Muhlenberg, which has not played at home since Sept. 6, is scheduled to play its next six matches in Memorial Hall.

• Women’s Tennis: Four Muhlenberg players competed at the ITA Southeast Regional at Mary Washington. Although all four lost their first-round singles match, all won in the first round of the consolation bracket to advance to Sunday. Click here for Muhlenberg results.

Missed Opportunities, Lightning Thwart Mules

The McDaniel football team scored three second-half touchdowns to come from behind and defeat Muhlenberg, 22-9, in an early showdown of two teams that tied for the Centennial Conference championship the last two years.

The Mules (0-2), playing for the first time in three weeks, dominated the first half statistically, outgaining the Green Terror (1-2) by a margin of 218-37. But the Mules could manage only three points, on a 21-yard field goal by Brian Hendershot. Muhlenberg missed two other field goals and threw an interception in the red zone in the first 30 minutes.

The second half belonged to McDaniel and freshman quarterback Brad Baer, who threw for two third-quarter touchdowns for a 14-3 lead. Senior Matt Bernardo scored on a 1-yard run with 10:21 left in the fourth, but then a bizarre sequence of events foiled the Mules’ comeback efforts.

With 7:51 on the clock, sophomore defensive end Daniel McCall blocked a 30-yard field-goal attempt, but in the ensuing scramble for the ball the Green Terror regained possession on the Mule 6-yard line. After two plays, a bolt of lightning forced the two teams indoors for a 40-minute delay.

On the first play after the game resumed, Baer scored a game-clinching 3-yard touchdown. McDaniel added a safety in the final two minutes to close out the scoring.

Senior Kodi Shay had an outstanding all-around game for Muhlenberg, catching four passes for 136 yards and amassing 284 all-purpose yards – the eighth-highest single-game total in school history.

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Last updated September 27, 2003