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FOOTBALL DROPS OPENER
Field Hockey, Men’s Soccer Win
Hockey Extends Shutout Streak; Soccer Wins Tournament Finale

• Field Hockey: Muhlenberg 4, Moravian 0. Sophomore Kristen Bruschi scored two goals for the second game in a row to lead the Muhlenberg field hockey team to its third straight shutout win of the season, 4-0 against Moravian.

The Mules have won seven in a row dating back to last season, including the last six by shutout. Muhlenberg outshot the Greyhounds (0-3) 24-1 and has a 54-7 advantage in shots so far this season.

Sophomores Adrienne Verbich and Katie Thomas also scored goals for the Mules. The win gave Muhlenberg an early 1-0 lead in the Matte Award standings for the 2003-04 school year.

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Men’s Soccer: Muhlenberg 1, Stevens Tech 0. Sophomore Adam Milberg scored his second goal of the season midway through the second half to give Muhlenberg (2-1) a win in the finale of the Mule Invitational.

Both teams entered the game ranked fifth in their respective regions, Muhlenberg in the Mid-Atlantic and Stevens Tech (1-1-1) in the Metro.

Wabash won the tournament championship with a 2-0 shutout of Delaware Valley.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER TIES G’BORO; LAURO EARNS SECOND HONOR

• Women’s Soccer: Muhlenberg 1, Greensboro 1. Junior Rebecca Armstrong scored in the 21st minute to give the Mules (1-1-1) a lead on the regionally ranked Pride, but Greensboro (2-0-1) tied the score in the second half and the teams played through two scoreless overtime periods.

Scranton edged Haverford, 2-1, to win the Mule Invitational championship for the third time.

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• Volleyball: Catholic 3, Muhlenberg 1. Muhlenberg started hot in its final Buttermaker Tournament match, edging the Cardinals in the first game. Then momentum swung Catholic’s way and the Cards easily took the next two games and held the Mules off in the fourth. Catholic went on to win the championship with a shutout of Brockport State.

Sophomore Julie Lauro had 15 kills for Muhlenberg and was named to an All-Tournament Team for the second straight week. Freshman Kate Haggerty recorded eight aces. Click here for box score.

Kings Point Capitalizes on Late Mistakes

The Kings Point football team scored nine fourth-quarter points off Muhlenberg mistakes and went on to defeat the Mules, 22-14, in the season opener for both teams.

Muhlenberg took a 14-13 lead with 9:07 left in the third quarter when senior Matt Bernardo took a third-down swing pass from junior Ryan Newman and ran 18 yards for a touchdown. But early in the fourth, the Mariners intercepted a pass at midfield and returned it inside the 10-yard line. A touchdown on the next play gave Kings Point the lead for good.

Later in the quarter, the Mariners blocked a punt, setting up a field goal.

The Mules attempted to mount a late comeback with junior Nick Rosetti at the helm, reaching the Kings Point 20-yard line on a 35-yard completion to sophomore Kyle Douglass. A fourth-down pass from the 19 fell incomplete with 14.9 seconds left, however, sealing the defeat.

Muhlenberg’s first touchdown came when senior free safety Thanasis Petrakis returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown.

Senior linebakcer Tony Briscella prevented a touchdown by intercepting a pass in the end zone and also recovered a fumble. Junior linebacker Dan Walker made a career-high 15 tackles.

Senior Kodi Shay amassed 162 all-purpose yards, setting up the lone offensive touchdown with a 62-yard kickoff return.

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Last updated September 6, 2003