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1998 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of October 12 to October 18
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Jason Brader Senior running back JASON BRADER was one of two offensive players of the week selected by the Centennial Conference for the games of Oct. 10. He set two school records, with 263 rushing yards and 293 all-purpose yards, as Muhlenberg defeated Swartmhore, 41-6. The 263 yards were the sixth-most ever in a Centennial Conference game. Brader needs 239 more yards on the ground to break Brian Bodine's school record of 2,293. Also honored was Franklin & Marshall quarterback Mike Higgins.

Joham Hohman For the third time in his career, junior JOHAN HOHMAN has been named men's soccer player of the week by the Centennial Conference. Hohman scored his first two goals of the season to lead Muhlenberg past Western Maryland, 3-1. A second-team All-Conference player in 1997, Hohman has been sidelined with an injury much of this year.

Monday, October 12
GOLF Grey team finished second and Cardinal team third at Muhlenberg Fall Tournament. Muhlenberg's four lowest scores added up to 301, which would have been three strokes better than tournament champion College of New Jersey, but the four players were split among the Mules' two teams. Freshman KEVIN FITZPATRICK, senior BRYAN MULLINS and sophomore MATT BERMAN all carded a 75, while sophomore STEVE MOORE shot a 76. Click here for complete results.

Tuesday, October 13
WOMEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 6, Alvernia 0. Six different players scored goals and seven different players recorded assists as the Mules breezed to a non-conference win. Freshman NANCY GROVE got Muhlenberg off to a good start by scoring just 33 seconds into the match, and junior LISA WOJTOWICZ capped the scoring with her first career goal. Grove, sophomores KERI GREENBERG and CYNTHIA AMAYA and junior SARAH FIUMARA each had a goal and an assist. Muhlenberg outshot the Crusaders 40-0. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Haverford 1. Freshman LAURA FUNSTEN came off the bench to record 16 assists in the final two games as Muhlenberg toppled Haverford. Junior ALLISON VERDUIN and senior JEN MORGAN led the offense with 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Senior KIMBERLY MAURER recorded 16 digs to move within two of the school career record of 1,137. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, October 14
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 5, FDU-Madison 4. Sophomore KELLY GOWER's second goal of the game, with just 1:04 remaining, was the game-winner as Muhlenberg came from behind twice to win a wild non-conference game. The win was the sixth in a row for the Mules, who have scored three or more goals in five consecutive games for the first time since 1981. FDU-Madison took a 3-1 lead midway through the second half before the Mules rallied to tie the score on a penalty stroke by junior KIM BRADY and a goal by junior BECKY PIEROTTI. After the hosts took a 4-3 lead on a penalty stroke, Pierotti converted a feed from sophomore CAROLE CAINE to re-tie the score with 8:31 to play. Junior BETH HUGHES assisted Gower on her game-winner. Click here for box score.
MEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 2, Messiah 0. Senior HUGH WATTERS figured in both goals as Muhlenberg continued its home mastery of Mid-Atlantic Region rival Messiah with a 2-0 win. The Falcons, who entered the game ranked fifth in Division III and with a 10-game winning streak, have never won at Muhlenberg. The Mules got on the board in the 17th minute when a Messiah defender headed Watters' cross from the side into the net. Midway through the second half, Watters set up freshman CHRIS ROWLEY for an insurance goal as Muhlenberg scored its third win over a top-10 team this year. Junior goalie TRAVIS WOOD made four spectacular saves at point-blank range in the first half to keep Muhlenberg in the game. Click here for box score.

Thursday, October 15
WOMEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 6, Albright 1. Junior HILARY MOSES scored her first two goals of the season and Muhlenberg broke two school records in defeating Albright. The Mules' six goals and four assists gave them team totals of 40 and 29, respectively, for the season, breaking the marks of 38 and 26 set last year. Muhlenberg also moved to within one of tying the school record for wins in a season (10), set in 1993 and tied last year. Sophomore KERI GREENBERG, senior CELINA BOER and freshman JENNIFER VROMAN each recorded a goal and an assist in the first half as the Mules opened up a 5-0 lead at the break. Click here for box score.

Friday, October 16
FOOTBALL Johns Hopkins 34, Muhlenberg 31. Muhlenberg's fourth-quarter comeback attempt fell short in a game marred by injuries to the offensive backfield. The Mules trailed 27-10 entering the final period, but sophomore MICHAEL McCABE threw three touchdown passes in the last 15 minutes, including a 22-yarder to junior KENYAMO McFARLANE with 1:17 remaining that cut the deficit to three. Muhlenberg then tried an onside kick, but the ball touched a Mule player before it had travelled 10 yards. Hopkins took over and ran out the clock. McCabe finished 21-of-40 for a career-high 230 yards and four touchdowns, although his streak of passes without an interception ended at 110. McFarlane caught eight passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and senior KEVIN CANNON and junior CHUCK DRAPER also hauled in scoring passes. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER had 130 return yards and caught a two-point conversion pass. The Mules' top three ball-carriers were among the nine players forced to the sidelines during the game. Before leaving, senior JASON BRADER rushed 18 times for 61 yards. He needs 178 yards to become the school's all-time leading rusher. Click here for box score.

Saturday, October 17
VOLLEYBALL Gettysburg 3, Muhlenberg 0; Muhlenberg 3, Washington 0. Five school records were broken and one was tied as Muhlenberg split a home tri-match. Senior KIMBERLY MAURER recorded 10 digs in the loss to 20th-ranked Gettysburg to become the school's all-time leader in career digs. She finished the afternoon with 1,167. Against Washington, the team set marks for kills (58) and assists (50) and tied the record for digs (115) in a three-game match. Individually, junior ALLISON VERDUIN recorded 22 kills and freshman LAURA FUNSTEN had 48 assists, both new school records. Click here for box scores.

Sunday, October 18
CROSS COUNTRY women finished 16th out of 46 teams at Allentown Invitational. Junior CINDY BREDEFELD ran a career-best 20:53.97 to lead the Muhlenberg women's team at the Allentown Invitational. She placed 75th and sophomore LAURA ROTH came in 79th in the 461-runner field. Junior LAUREN WEISENBERGER filled in the third spot nicely in the absence of one of the Mules' runners. The men sent only two runners to the race. Click here for complete results.

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Last updated October 18, 1998