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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - FAMILY WEEKEND
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Cross Country Teams Fourth, Fifth
Both Muhlenberg cross country teams finished in the top half at the Centennial Conference Championships, hosted by Johns Hopkins at Oregon Ridge Park in Timonium, Md. The men were fourth and the women fifth.

The Muhlenberg men placed in the top four at the conference meet for the sixth year in a row, finishing just a point out of third. The Mules were engaged in quite a battle for second place with Dickinson and Swarthmore, as the final results were up in the air until the official results were posted.

Juniors Lex Mercado and Steve Rothwell were 15th and 16th, respectively. Despite not having an all-conference (top-14) runner for the first time since 1999, Muhlenberg placed eight runners in the top 40.

For the women, senior Karen Mount came in fourth – the best finish by a Muhlenberg runner since Amanda Wachter was third in 1993. The Mules posted their second-best finish ever, one place behind last year’s result. The next seven finishers after Mount were all freshmen or sophomores.

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The Muhlenberg men’s soccer team scored on back-to-back corner kicks late in the first half to break a 1-1 tie en
CC standings
school record points
McDaniel 6-1-2 20
Swarthmore 6-2-1 19
Johns Hopkins 5-1-3 18
Gettysburg 4-2-3 15
Franklin & Marshall 5-4 15
Dickinson 5-4 15
Washington 2-6-1 7
Haverford 1-8 3
Ursinus 0-9 0
route to a 3-1 victory over Ursinus its regular-season finale.

The victory clinched a Centennial Conference playoff berth for the Mules (11-5, 6-3). Thanks to Dickinson’s 2-0 defeat of Gettysburg, Muhlenberg also avoided the midweek 4-5 game. The Mules are the third seed and will open up against Swarthmore at McDaniel next Saturday. Starting times will be announced by the CC office on Monday.

Senior Jose Ramirez took both corner kicks. The first one, with 13:20 left in the first half, curved
Jonathan Roman
Roman and the other seven seniors have led the Mules to a 50-20-4 mark the last four years.
right into the net, and the second, slightly more than two minutes later, was headed in by senior Jonathan Roman. It was the first career goal for Roman, one of eight Muhlenberg seniors starting on Senior Night.

Senior Christopher King opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the year, banging in a cross after sophomore Jonathan Kliewer had beaten a defender in the corner.

The win gave the Mules back-to-back victories for the first time in a month-and-a-half. It was also their 21st consecutive against Ursinus (3-15, 0-9).

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Last updated October 29, 2005