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1998 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of October 19 to October 25
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Kelly Gower Sophomore KELLY GOWER of the Muhlenberg field hockey team was named player of the week by the Centennial Conference through games of Oct. 18. Gower scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:04 remaining, to give the Mules their sixth straight win, 5-4 at FDU-Madison. She ranks fourth in the CC with her 10 goals this season.

Through games of Oct. 17, Muhlenberg had two players rank among the Division III statistical leaders. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER was 11th in kickoff returns (29.7 yards per return) and senior JASON BRADER was 25th in rushing (118.3 yards per game).

Sunday, October 19
GOLF finished third out of 12 teams at Western Maryland Fall Invitational. Muhlenberg finished just one stroke behind defending Centennial Conference champion and 1998 NCAA Tournament participant Western Maryland. Freshman KEVIN FITZPATRICK shot a 74 on the first day of competition, while junior MATT SKILTON and senior BRYAN MULLINS tied for team low with a 36-hole total of 164. Click here for complete results.

Wednesday, October 21
MEN'S SOCCER Rowan 4, Muhlenberg 1. Fifth-ranked Rowan scored twice in each half to defeat the Mules. Junior JOHAN HOHMAN scored Muhlenberg's only goal 11 seconds before halftime, assisted by sophomore DAVID PAXSON. Click here for box score.

Thursday, October 22
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, King's 1. Junior BETH HUGHES' first goal of the season, with just 1:19 left in the first half, proved to be the game-winner as Muhlenberg edged King's for its seventh consecutive win. The winning streak is the longest for the Mules since 1993. Junior KIM BRADY opened the scoring for Muhlenberg with her 10th career goal. Sophomore KELLY GOWER assisted to extend her points scoring streak to seven games. The Mules, who have four games remaining on the schedule, have scored 28 goals this season, matching their best output since 1990. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 4, Franklin & Marshall 2. Sophomore JEN SANDS tied a school record with three assists to lead Muhlenberg to its record-tying 10th win of the season. The Mules previously won 10 games in 1993 and 1997. Sands, who also had three assists in a game last year, set up sophomore PAMELA CAMPBELL for the game's first goal just 40 seconds into the contest. She also assisted senior CELINA BOER for the goal that made it 2-0 and freshman JENNIFER VROMAN for an insurance goal late in the second half. Sands figured prominently in Muhlenberg's other goal as well, drawing a foul in the penalty box to set the stage for Boer's successful penalty kick. Click here for box score.

Saturday, October 24
CROSS COUNTRY Muhlenberg men and women both swept Albright, Alvernia, Delaware Valley and Lycoming. Both Muhlenberg cross country teams went 4-0 in the final tuneup for the Centennial Conference championships. The women's race was a sea of red, as the Mules had five of the first six runners across the finish line and six of the first eight. Sophomore LAURA ROTH and junior CINDY BREDEFELD were one and two. The men also had the top two runners in freshman WILL ELSON and junior WILLIAM McELROY. Sophomore CHRIS CATALANO (sixth) also placed in the top 10. Click here for complete results.
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 5, Dickinson 4 (2OT, penalty strokes). Sophomore CAROLE CAINE's successful penalty stroke put an end to this seesaw battle and gave Muhlenberg its eighth consecutive win. The Mules, who have their longest in-season winning streak in eight years and reached double figures in wins for the seventh time in program history, held a 3-1 lead at halftime on the strength of two goals by sophomore KELLY GOWER and one by sophomore KERRY LAMBERT. Gower's two scores gave her 12 for the season, tying the school record for a first-year player. Dickinson's Kate Snyder scored three of her four goals in the second half, the last with with 8:57 remaining to give the Red Devils a 4-3 lead. But junior KIM BRADY notched the tying goal, assisted by Gower, with 4:31 left to force overtime. After two scoreless overtime periods, the teams went to best-of-five penalty strokes to decide the contest. Caine, who also recorded a defensive save in the game, connected on the fourth round to give Muhlenberg an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 47, Gettysburg 19. Senior JASON BRADER rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns to become the all-time leading rusher as the Mules pulled away from Gettysburg for their second win of the season. Brader, who carried 33 times and scored on runs of 3, 1 and 17 yards, now has 2,313 career yards in only two seasons, breaking the record of 2,293 set by Brian Bodine from 1977 to 1980. His 3-yard scoring burst, with 2:48 left in the first half, gave Muhlenberg the lead for good at 20-19. Sophomore MICHAEL McCABE completed 17 passes for 29 yards for a career-high 341 yards, the fifth-best total in school history, and three touchdowns. Eight of his passes and two of his TDs went to junior KENYAMO McFARLANE, whose 222 receiving yards were the second-most in school history. The Bullets' Paul Smith, who entered the game as the leading rusher in the Centennial Conference, ran for 166 yards, but had only 28 on 10 carries in the second half as the Mules kept Gettysburg off the scoreboard. Leading the defensive effort were junior linebacker JOE GMITTER (14 tackles, two interceptions) and senior linebacker PATRICK BOYLE (10 tackles, one interception). Click here for box score.
MEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Washington (Md.) 0. Senior HUGH WATTERS' seventh goal of the season, with 10:32 remaining in the second overtime, was the only scoring of the game as Muhlenberg edged Washington. Freshman ROBERT POMENTO made two saves in goal to record his first career shutout as the Mules extended their unbeaten streak over the Shoremen to 12 games. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Wilkes 0. Muhlenberg swept Wilkes to match its win total (15) from last season. Junior MILENA NEGRAO recorded 11 assists to set a school record with 655 assists this season. Heather Stahlnecker had the previous record of 648, in 1995. Freshman LAURA FUNSTEN also had 11 assists to go along with five digs and three service aces. Junior ALLISON VERDUIN led the offense with 14 kills. Click here for box score.

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Last updated October 24, 1998