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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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FIELD HOCKEY, WOMEN’S SOCCER
POST IMPORTANT WINS
VOLLEYBALL SWEPT BY GETTYSBURG

The Muhlenberg volleyball team played well in stretches but was swept at home by defending Centennial Conference champion Gettysburg.

After falling into an early 12-4 hole in the first game, the Mules (7-14, 1-5) came back thanks to strong play by senior Kate Haggerty, who recorded kills on six of her last eight attempts. Muhlenberg finally tied the score at 20-20 on a kill by junior Jess Anselmi, then went up by two points on back-to-back kills by Haggerty.

The teams went back and forth and were tied at 26 before the Bullets ran off three straight points. One point away from a loss, Muhlenberg rallied back to score the next three points, tying the match at 29 on an ace by freshman Phylicia Lee.

Gettysburg scored the next two points, however, to eke out the game.

The Mules led in Games 2 and 3, but the Bullets went on runs to win each, 30-21.

Senior Monica Sella led Muhlenberg with nine kills and only one attack error. Freshman Christina Cangelosi had six of her 13 digs in the first game.

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Needing wins to enhance their Centennial Conference playoff chances, the Muhlenberg field hockey and women’s soccer teams came through in a big way.

Field hockey entered the night tied for sixth place in the CC and facing three straight games against teams higher in the standings. The Mules (8-5, 3-3) won the first of those games, defeating Gettysburg, 3-1.

The Bullets (8-5, 4-2) were ranked in the top 20 in Division III as recently as two weeks ago, and all four of their previous losses were to teams that have been nationally ranked this season.

Junior Jillian Duffy was a factor in Muhlenberg’s first two goals. With about 15 minutes left in the first half, her cross through the middle set up Nicole Notarianni for a wide-open shot. The freshman finished for her sixth goal of the season.

Early in the second half, Duffy dribbled all the way into the circle and shot the ball past the goalie to give the Mules a 2-0 lead.

The three points gave Duffy 21 for the season, making her and senior LisaAnn Polt the first Muhlenberg teammates since 1989 to each score 20 points. Polt has 22 after scoring an insurance goal with 11
Kayla Boisvert
Senior Kayla Boisvert made four saves for her 11th career shutout.
minutes to play.

The Mules have defeated the Bullets on three of their last four trips to Scotty Wood Stadium.

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With three of its remaining four CC games on the road, women’s soccer stayed in the hunt for a playoff berth with a 2-0 shutout of Franklin & Marshall.

The Mules (7-5, 3-3) also won their third straight for the first time this year. They had won two in a row twice previously.

Muhlenberg made quick work of the Diplomats (6-5-1, 1-5), scoring both goals in the first eight minutes. Freshman Christina O’Grady opened the scoring at the 4:56 mark, finishing a fast break with a shot to the top right-hand corner, and classmate Kimberly Hacker found the net from outside the 18 three minutes later.

Freshmen have accounted for 10 goals and six assists in the Mules’ 12 games. O’Grady and Hacker have three goals apiece.

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Last updated October 11, 2006