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Women’s Soccer Wins at Kean
Mules to Play for Second Straight Championship
Men’s Soccer, Field Hockey Drop Openers

Sophomore Kristen Cioeta scored just 50 seconds into the second half to give Muhlenberg the lead for good en route to a 3-1 victory against William Paterson in the first game of the Kean Invitational.

The Mules will play the host Cougars, 3-2 overtime winners against St. Joseph’s, on Sunday in an attempt to win the tournament title for the second year in a row.

Paterson scored the first goal of the game off a corner kick in the 11th minute, but Muhlenberg knotted the score less than six minutes later on senior Rebecca Armstrong’s 33rd career goal.

Cioeta’s second career score came off a rebound and broke the 1-1 tie. Freshman Ashley Reed added an insurance goal, the first of her career, midway through the second half after picking up a deflected loose ball on a breakaway.

The Mules, who are undefeated in their last 11 regular-season games, outshot the Pioneers by a 12-6 margin in the second half.

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Muhlenberg’s season got off to a rocky start with a 4-1 loss to No. 9 St. Lawrence in the first round of Clarkson’s Doug May LOTTO Tournament.

A mere two minutes into the contest, an attempted Mule clear deflected off the back of a Saint forward and into the net. Although Muhlenberg tied the score later in the half when junior James Henshaw one-time a hard cross by freshman Karim Assous from 10 yards out, St. Lawrence broke the tie six minutes later and added two more goals in the second half.

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After a 1-1 tie and two scoreless overtime periods, Juniata won a stroke-off to spoil the Muhlenberg coaching debut of Megan Eddinger.

Sophomore Sara Levin scored late in the first half to give the Mules a 1-0 lead, but the Eagles turned up the pressure in the second half and finally scored the equalizer with 3:17 on the clock.

The game went to penalty strokes, where Muhlenberg missed on all five of its attempts and Juniata converted its fourth try.

Sophomore Lauren Schram made a career-high 20 saves, becoming the first Mule goalie to reach the 20-save mark since 1997.

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Mules Split Two Matches Again; Henning Also Reaches Milestone

Junior Julie Lauro became the fourth player in team history to reach the 1,000-kill mark in a career, leading the Muhlenberg volleyball team to its second straight split at Moravian’s Greyhound Premiere Classic.

The Mules erased a 2-0 deficit to knock off Centennial Conference rival Swarthmore in the
1,000-Kill Club
Allison Verduin 1996-99 1336
Meaghan Billie 1999-02 1314
Lauren Buyyounouski 1994-97 1146
Julie Lauro 2002- 1024
opener, then were come back on in losing to York in the second match. Muhlenberg finished with a 2-2 record in the tournament, good for second place in the Gold Bracket.

Junior setter Mary Henning also reached a career milestone, recording her 1,000th career assist.

Lauro’s and Henning’s milestones were part of a rousing comeback against Swarthmore. After dropping the first two games by large margins, the Mules won the third, 30-26, and the fourth, 30-20. Lauro scored kills on her final seven attempts in that fourth game, one of which was her 1,000th.

Muhlenberg fell behind 3-1 in the decisive fifth game before reeling off five straight points behind the serving of Henning to take control. An ace by Henning and two kills each by Lauro and sophomore Monica Sella accounted for all five of the points.

After a Garnet point, back-to-back kills by Lauro and sophomore Courtney Williams
1,000-Assist Club
Laura Funsten 1998-01 3071
Milena Negrao 1996-99 1729
Heather Stahlnecker 1992-95 1524
Julie Fogt 1990-92 1213
Emily Reardon 2002-03 1096
Mary Henning 2002- 1031
made it 8-4. Williams and sophomore Kate Haggerty later combined for a block, and freshman Jess Anselmi knocked down two kills to help the Mules put the match away.

Lauro finished with 21 kills, and Sella recorded a career-high 11. Haggerty (nine kills), Williams (eight) and Anselmi (seven) also contributed to the balanced attack.

Henning had 36 assists to increase her career total to 1,010. She is the sixth Mule setter to reach quadruple figures. Freshman Tiffany Elliott added 16 assists in the first action of her career.

Lauro added 18 kills against York, although Muhlenberg dropped the final three games of the four-game match. She earned all-tournament honors after averaging 4.73 kills and hitting .311 in four tournament matches.

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Last updated September 4, 2004