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Men Move Up in Region

The Muhlenberg women’s soccer team took a tough Centennial Conference loss, 1-0 in overtime at Swarthmore.

The winning goal in the evenly played game came with 4:16 left in the first overtime, when a Garnet player blasted a 35-yard shot into the top left corner of the net.

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• Men’s Soccer: Muhlenberg moved up a spot to No. 4 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic poll released today. After defending national champion Messiah, the next four spots are held down by Centennial Conference teams, including Franklin & Marahall – the Mules’ opponent on Wednesday:

1. Messiah (6-0-1)
2. Johns Hopkins (9-1)
3. Gettysburg (7-1)
4. Franklin & Marshall (6-1)
5. MUHLENBERG (4-1-1)
6. Wilkes (6-2)
7. Elizabethtown (5-2-1)
8. Arcadia (3-1-2)
9. Penn State Altoona (5-1-1)
10. Alvernia (5-1-1)

The Muhlenberg field hockey team had plenty to be angry about going into its Centennial Conference home game against Haverford: The Mules were coming off a 2-0 loss at McDaniel in their CC opener and facing a Ford team that beat them last year.

Instead of getting mad, Muhlenberg got even, erupting for four goals in the first 21 minutes and
Hand’s goal was her third of the season and the 12th of her career.
going on to a 6-0 victory.

The six goals tied for the third-most scored by the Mules (6-3, 1-1) in a CC contest, topped only by two wins against Bryn Mawr (8-0 in 2000 and 7-4 in 1994). ’Berg also reached the half-dozen mark in a 6-1 defeat of Bryn Mawr in 2003.

Five different players scored the Mules’ goals, with four recording a goal and an assist. Just 3:29 into the game, senior LisaAnn Polt took a shot from the circle that trickled past the goalie and was tipped in by junior Jillian Duffy.

Less than five minutes later, junior Lauren Rutt dribbled in and took a shot from the top of the circle that found the back of the cage.

Muhlenberg enjoyed a tremendous advantage on penalty corners, with Rutt flying at the ball to disrupt the Fords’ four first-half corners. On the offensive end, the Mules’ next three goals came off penalty corners. Senior Kate Moyer netted the first on a blast that went straight in, and senior Jessica Hand and Polt deflected in blasts.

Polt closed out the scoring 47 seconds after her first goal. The two tallies gave her 21 for the season, making her the 19th player in team history with at least 20 in a career.

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Last updated September 26, 2006