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WOMEN’S SOCCER WINS KEY CC MATCH
Men’s Soccer Comes Back, and Back, and Back
Defense Rests in Wild Mule Win

Junior James Henshaw put in a rebound of his own saved shot with 5:23 left in the second half to lift the Muhlenberg men’s soccer team to a 4-3 win against DeSales in a seesaw match that had three goals scored in the final 10 minutes.

The Mules (5-7-2) came back from three one-goal deficits to win their second straight.

Muhlenberg had a 10-7 advantage in shots in the first half, but could not find the back of the net and went into the break down 1-0 when the Bulldogs (9-6) scored on a header. Henshaw came closest to scoring, hitting the post in the fourth minute.

Just 4:02 into the second half, the Mules drew even on the first career goal by sophomore Alex Hamill, but DeSales scored on another header just 24 seconds later.

Midway through the half, Henshaw was tripped in the box by Bulldog goalkeeper Brad Ferguson on a breakaway. Junior Adam Milberg converted the penalty kick, setting the stage for the bizarre finish.

With 9:09 to play, DeSales converted yet another header to take a 3-2 lead. Two minutes later, freshman Karim Assous sent a ball into the box from the wing. Ferguson came out to punch the ball out, but it went right to junior Christopher King, who headed it into the open net for his third goal in two games, tying the game at 3-3.

Muhlenberg got the winning goal less than two minutes later. Freshman Wesley Deininger took possession from a DeSales player near midfield and dribbled the ball in, feeding Henshaw for a one-on-one. Ferguson made a diving save, but Henshaw got enough of his foot on the loose ball to score the winning goal.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL MAKE PUSH FOR PLAYOFFS

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Muhlenberg women’s soccer team moved closer to clinching a Centennial Conference playoff berth by eking out a 1-0 win against another contender, Dickinson.

The Red Devils (7-7-1, 4-3) had a 20-11 advantage in shots, but senior Stacey
CC Standings
team conference overall
Gettysburg 8-0 11-2-2
Haverford 5-0-2 12-1-2
MUHLENBERG 5-2-1 9-4-1
Johns Hopkins 5-2 11-3-1
Ursinus 5-2 10-4-1
Dickinson 4-3 7-7-1
McDaniel 2-4-1 7-6-1
Franklin & Marshall 2-6 5-9
Swarthmore 1-5-1 3-11-1
Washington 0-6-1 2-9-2
Bryn Mawr 0-7 3-10-1
Spector
played a spectacular game in goal, making 11 saves – the most by a Muhlenberg ’keeper since 1997. Spector is unscored upon in her last 402 minutes and has recorded her first two career shutouts in her last two starts.

Spector did let two balls by, one in each half, but both times junior Katie Amari was there to clear the ball off the line.

The Mules (9-4-1, 5-2-1) scored their lone goal came midway through the first half when junior Amy Schmidt took a pass from sophomore Andrea Dello Russo at the 18 and rocketed a shot into the upper-right corner.

The CC playoff race has six teams battling for five spots, and the Mules put themselves a game up on Dickinson with the win. Muhlenberg has Washington and Ursinus remaining on its schedule, and the Red Devils still have to play Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins.

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VOLLEYBALL
Junior Julie Lauro notched 10 of her 17 kills in the first game as the Muhlenberg volleyball team breezed to a 30-25, 30-15, 30-16 win at Ursinus to keep its Centennial Conference playoff hopes alive.

The Mules (9-13, 3-4) are in a three-way tie for sixth place in the CC with matches remaining against Swarthmore (1-6), Franklin & Marshall (6-1) and Washington (3-4) as they seek to earn one of five playoff berths.

Muhlenberg served up 16 aces against the Bears (2-19, 0-7).

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Last updated October 20, 2004