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FOOTBALL DEFEATED IN RAIN

Women’s Soccer Wins; Men’s Soccer, Field Hockey Lose in Double-OT; Volleyball Swept

WOMEN’S SOCCER
Senior Katie Amari put in a direct kick midway through the first half for her third career goal to account for all the scoring in Muhlenberg’s 1-0 win at Washington.

The Mules (4-8-2, 3-5-1), who snapped their three-game losing skid, improved to 8-0 all-time against the Shorewomen (2-10-1, 0-7-1).

Juniors Kayla Boisvert and Shauna Henley combined for the shutout, with Henley playing the final third of the game and making two saves.

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MEN’S SOCCER
Gettysburg scored with 1:16 left in the second overtime period to score a key 2-1 Centennial Conference win.

The Bullets (7-5-3, 4-1-2) move to within a half-game of Swarthmore and McDaniel – who were rained out – for the CC lead. The Mules (9-5, 4-3) dropped into a fourth-place tie with two teams (Franklin & Marshall and Dickinson) to whom they have lost.

Senior Adam Milberg put Muhlenberg ahead off a corner kick in the 20th minute, but the Mules would not score again, and Gettysburg tied the game with a penalty kick early in the second half.

The Mules have alternated wins and losses for the last 10 games.

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FIELD HOCKEY
Swarthmore scored on a 2-on-1 breakaway six minutes into the second overtime to hand Muhlenberg a tough 2-1 loss.

The Mules (8-8, 3-5) tied the score on a goal by sophomore Kelly Shetron early in the second half and had numerous chances to win in the first extra session, taking six shots. All six were on goal, but they were all saved by the Garnet (7-7, 3-4) goalie.

Junior Kate Moyer played the best game of her career, recording two defensive saves and serving as the back in the 7-on-7 play.

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VOLLEYBALL
The second time was not a charm for the Muhlenberg volleyball team, which dropped rematches against two teams (Swarthmore and Vassar) to which it had lost earlier this season.

Senior Julie Lauro had 15 kills with only one error in the Swarthmore match, but the rest of the Mules (11-15, 3-5) combined for just 17 kills with 15 errors. Lauro added 15 more kills against Vassar.

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The Johns Hopkins football team scored a touchdown and field goal early in the fourth quarter to erase a 10-3 deficit and held on to defeat Muhlenberg, 13-10, in a matchup of teams that had tied for the Centennial Conference championship each of the past three seasons.

With the win and other results, the Blue Jays (7-0, 4-0), ranked 15th in Division III, clinched a share of the CC championship. The Mules (3-4, 2-2) can only hope for Hopkins losses in its final two league games to cop a share of their fifth straight title.

On a cold, rainy day, Muhlenberg got off to an inauspicious start, as a pass on the first play from scrimmage was intercepted. But senior Dan McCall recorded his first career interception on the very next play, returning it 44 yards deep into Hopkins territory. The Mules would miss a field goal at the end of the possession – one of two they missed kicking into the wind in the first quarter.

Muhlenberg got on the board in the final minute of the first half when sophomore Matt Johnson hit senior Kyle Douglass on a corner route for a 14-yard touchdown pass. It was the CC-leading sixth TD reception of the season for Douglass, who has found the end zone in every game but one.

The Mules extended their lead to 10-3 on a short field goal midway through the third quarter, capping a 12-play, five-minute drive against a defense ranked seventh in Division III in total yards.

After the Blue Jays took the lead for good on a booming 42-yard field goal with the wind, Muhlenberg had three more possessions. After the first, junior Ryan Sassaman dropped a punt at the 13-yard line, and Hopkins was forced to punt six plays later. Senior Mike McCurley returned the kick 22 yards to the Blue Jay 33, and on the next play Johnson hit Douglass for a 9-yard gain to the 24. On second-and-1, Johnson was sacked for a 12-yard loss, taking the Mules out of field-goal range, and on fourth down he slipped on the wet turf while rolling out.

Muhlenberg’s final drive started at its own 21 with less than a minute left and resulted in four straight incompletions.

Senior Mark Bennett led the Mule defense with 12 tackles and a forced fumble, while McCall had eight stops, including three for losses.

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Last updated October 22, 2005