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Women’s Soccer, Men’s Cross Country Ranked in Region

Two Muhlenberg teams are ranked seventh in their respective regions, the Mid-Atlantic for women’s soccer and the Mideast for men’s cross country:

1. Messiah (8-0-1)
2. New Jersey (8-1-1)
3. Gettysburg (6-2-2)
4. Haverford (7-1-1)
5. Johns Hopkins (8-2-1)
6. Richard Stockton (6-4)
7. Muhlenberg (5-3-1)
8. Mary Washington (7-3)
9. Moravian (5-4-1)
10. Elizabethtown (5-5)

1. Haverford
2. Carnegie Mellon
3. Widener
4. Allegheny
5. Elizabethtown
6. Dickinson
7. Muhlenberg
8. Salisbury
9. Scranton
10. Messiah

The Muhlenberg volleyball team picked up its first Centennial Conference win of the season in a three-game sweep of Bryn Mawr, 30-15, 30-23 and 30-19.

The Mules (7-11, 1-3), who had lost three in a row, jumped out to a 15-10 lead in the first game, then Kate Haggerty picked up a kill followed by a pair of Julie Lauro kills to make the score 18-10. After a Bryn Mawr service error, junior Jen Weist got a pair of aces to put Muhlenberg up 22-11. With the score at 24-15 freshman Tiffany Elliott served six straight points to give the Mules the 30-15 win.

Elliott started Game 2 right were she left off, serving the first three points. Bryn Mawr evened the score at six, but would get no closer as Lauro served nine consecutive points, including three aces, to put the Mules on top, 16-6. With Muhlenberg up 29-20 the Owls (4-11, 0-4) attempted to put together a comeback. Bryn Mawr scored three consecutive points, but Haggerty sealed the game with a kill before the Owls could do any more damage.

Game 3 opened with the teams swapping points. But Elliott got the Mules on another run as she served four straight points to put Muhlenberg up 12-6. Sophomore Julia Lamborn served four straight points, including a pair of aces, to extend the Mule lead to 21-8 later in the game. After a Bryn Mawr kill, junior Mary Henning served three consecutive aces to put the Mules up 25-9. The Owls once again tried to mount a comeback with Muhlenberg on the verge of 30 points. With the score at 26-11 the Owls got five straight points but the Muhlenberg lead proved to be too much to overtake as they committed a service error with the Mules up 29-19 to end the match.

“I think we had a lot of specific things we wanted to work on tonight and we executed those things very well, especially our passing. I think that’s the big reason we played so well tonight,” Henning said.

Despite playing only the first two games, Lauro led the Mule attack with 14 kills. Sophomore Monica Sella added 10 and Haggerty had nine. Henning assisted on 31 kills, while Weist had five of the team’s season-high 18 aces.

The Mules have two huge CC matches on deck against McDaniel and perennial powerhouse Gettysburg.

“I think we are going to use tonight as a confidence builder to get motivated for the big games we have coming up,” Henning said.

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Last updated October 5, 2004