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1998 Fall/Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of November 9 to November 15
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Kenyamo McFarlane Junior wide receiver KENYAMO McFARLANE was named offensive player of the week by the Centennial Conference after catching the game-winning touchdown pass on the final play of the Grove City game. It was the second straight week that McFarlane gave Muhlenberg an overtime win with a touchdown reception on the final play of the game. He finished the Grove City game with six catches for 87 yards and leads the CC with 39 receptions this year.Joshua Carter Freshman wide receiver JOSHUA CARTER was named ECAC rookie of the week for the second time in three weeks. Carter caught eight passes for 130 yards, both career highs, against Grove City and scored a touchdown.

Michael Hamelton Junior back MICHAEL HAMELTON (right) was one of two Muhlenberg players named to the All-Centennial Conference men's soccer first team. Junior midfielder JOHAN HOHMAN, a second-team choice last year, was the other. The Mules have placed at least two men's soccer players on the All-CC first team in all six years of the conference. Other All-CC honorees:
Shane Topping -- second team
Allison Verduin -- second team

Saturday, November 14
CROSS COUNTRY Women finished 13th and men 32nd at NCAA Mideast Regional. The women's cross country team closed out its season with a terrific performance at the NCAA Regional, finishing 13th out of 40 teams. Five of the seven Mule women in the race ran season-best times, including senior KATY duFOSSE, who in the final race of her career came in at 20:35.71 to finish in 49th place, one place behind sophomore LAURA ROTH (20:34.07). Juniors ELISSA MURPHY and LAUREN WEISENBERGER and sophomores KATRINA BECK and LYNN GARZELLA also posted bests. The men, led by a 78th-place showing by junior WILLIAM McELROY, finished 32nd. Click here for complete results.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 33, Moravian 14. The Muhlenberg defense forced six turonvers and held Moravian scoreless for the final three periods to close out the 1998 season with its fourth straight win. The victory was not only the Mules' first against their archrivals since 1987 and their first at Steel Field since 1980, but it also gave them a non-losing record (5-5) for the first time since 1989. Senior GREG ARCURI returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown with 5:01 to play, breaking open a tight 20-14 game. Less than two minutes later, senior JASON BRADER scored from 5 yards out to cap the scoring. Brader finished with 176 yards on 35 carries to close out his record-setting career with 2,684 yards in only two seasons. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER accumulated 185 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns, while sophomore MIKE DICKINSON booted two field goals, including Muhlenberg's first of 40 yards or more in six years. Sophomore MICHAEL McCABE became the third quarterback in school history to pass for 2,000 yards in a season. Defensively, junior KEN RAYHON had six tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery; junior BRIAN CONDRON blocked an extra point and recovered a fumble; and sophomore MWAURA MUROKI recorded 11 tackles. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING finished fifth at King's Monarch Invitational. Freshmen accounted for all four placewinners as Muhlenberg opened the season by placing fifth out of 11 teams (just 1.5 points behind defending Centennial Conference champion Western Maryland) at King's. ANDY FAUST won his first four collegiate matches to capture the title at 149, while GAVIN ENCK went 3-0 to capture the heavyweight crown. BRYAN JOHNSON (125) and BILL HOLSINGER (141) each scored a third-place finish. Click here for complete results.

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Last updated November 15, 1998