News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM RANKED IN REGION
The Muhlenberg women's soccer team moved up to ninth in the
Mid-Atlantic Region rankings for Oct. 5. The Homecoming match against
Messiah shapes up as an important one if the Mules are to go higher.
1. New Jersey (10-1-1)
2. Richard Stockton (6-2-1)
3. Gettysburg (9-2)
4. Haverford (8-2-1)
5t. Messiah (8-2-1)
5t. Elizabethtown (6-5-1)
7. Rowan (6-3)
8. MUHLENBERG (6-4)
9. St. Mary's (6-2-1)
10. Salisbury State
CARTER AMONG FOOTBALL LEADERS
Through games of Oct. 4, freshman JOSHUA CARTER ranked 29th
in Division III in kickoff returns with his average of 28.0 yards per return.
DRAPER RECEIVES WEIKERT AWARD
Junior CHUCK DRAPER received the Sidney G. Weikert
Sophomore Athlete of the Year Award at halftime of Muhlenberg's
Homecoming football game against Swarthmore. The award has been given
annually by the Muhlenberg College Alumni Association since 1973 in
memory of the late Weikert, a loyal alumnus of Muhlenberg and a former
associate director of admissions. Draper was a standout in
both football and baseball last year, catching 34 passes on the gridiron
and earning All-Conference honors on the diamond for the second straight
year. After receiving the award, Draper scored his first career touchdown
on a 14-yard reception in the second half.
Monday, October 5
GOLF tied for fourth out of 14 teams at East
Stroudsburg Invitational. Sophomore MATT BERMAN was one of only six
players to break 80 at Great Bear Golf Club, shooting a 79. Click here for complete
Tuesday, October 6
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 3, Haverford 1. It was a
game of firsts as Muhlenberg won its fourth in a row. Sophomore CAROLE
CAINE and junior KIM BRADY each scored her first goal of the year, senior
STACY DEVINE and junior BETH HUGHES each recorded her first point of the
year, and freshman MELISSA EICKEN notched her first career point with an
assist. Sophomore KELLY GOWER increased her team-leading scoring total to
16 points with a goal and an assist. With the win the Mules tied
their win total from all of last year and climbed above .500 this late in
the season for the first time since 1993. They also scored at least three
goals for the third consecutive game -- a feat not accomplished by
Muhlenberg since 1989. Click her for box
WOMEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 6, Bryn Mawr 0. Six
different players scored goals as the Mules breezed to their second
straight win. Sophomores KERI GREENBERG, PAMELA CAMPBELL and CYNTHIA
AMAYA each scored her first goal of the season, while freshmen NANCY
GROVE and TERESA LUNARDI and sophomore JEN SANDS also notched goals.
Senior CELINA BOER had two assists. Click
here for box score.
Wednesday, October 7
VOLLEYBALL Franklin & Marshall 3, Muhlenberg 0.
Muhlenberg had a rough evening at nationally ranked F & M, losing in
three straight games. Senior KIMBERLY MAURER had 13 digs.
Click here for box score.
Thursday, October 8
FIELD HOCKEY at Swarthmore -- postponed to
Thursday, October 29.
WOMEN'S SOCCER at Ursinus -- postponed to
Thursday, October 29.
Saturday, October 10
CROSS COUNTRY women finished 18th out of 42 teams
and men 37th out of 45 teams at Dickinson Invitational. Sophomore LAURA ROTH,
62nd out of 367 runners, paced the women's team and freshman WILL ELSON,
115th out of 424, led the way for the men. Click here for complete results.
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 4, Goucher 2.
The field hockey team extended its winning streak to five
games with a 4-2 win in Baltimore. Sophomore KERRY LAMBERT posted her
first career multiple-goal game, and sophomore KELLY GOWER also scored as
Muhlenberg opened up a 3-0 lead early in the second half. Goucher cut the lead
to 3-1, but freshman AMY YALCH stifled the Gophers' rally when she scored
off a penalty corner with 6:10 to go. Junior LINDSAY KAY recorded her
first two assists of the season. Click
here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 41, Swarthmore 6. Senior
JASON BRADER set two school records as Muhlenberg snapped a nine-game
losing streak with a Homecoming win against Swarthmore. Brader rushed for
263 yards on 29 carries, breaking the mark of 257 set by John Sules
against Western Maryland in 1976. His 293 all-purpose yards topped the
290 Ron DiDio recorded against Johns Hopkins in 1980. Brader, who rushed
for two touchdowns in the third quarter to break open a 14-6 game, also
surpassed the 2,000-yard mark for his career. Freshman KAMALI
ROBERTS added 161 yards rushing, including a 47-yard touchdown
burst, as the Mules piled up 456 yards on the ground. Sophomore MICHAEL
McCABE threw for three touchdowns and extended his string of passes without an
interception to 105. Senior GREG ARCURI led a defense that forced six
turnovers by intercepting two passes. Click here for box score.
MEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Western Maryland 1.
Junior JOHAN HOHMAN scored his first two goals of the season as
Muhlenberg snapped its longest losing streak (six matches) in 14 years.
Senior DAVID VIVINO also scored on a free kick. All four goals in this
match were scored in the first 20 minutes. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S SOCCER Messiah 1, Muhlenberg 0. Messiah
scored a goal with just under six minutes remaining to pin another tough
loss on the Mules. All five of Muhlenberg's losses have been by one goal to
regionally ranked teams (Messiah entered fifth in the Mid-Atlantic
Region; Muhlenberg was eighth), and in four of the five matches the
winning goal was scored late in regulation or in sudden-death overtime.
Muhlenberg's school-record string of 19 games without being shut out
was ended. Click here for box score.