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1998 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of November 2 to November 8
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
WOMEN'S SOCCER WINS ECAC TOURNAMENT
The Muhlenberg women's soccer team wrapped up its best season Jackie 
Vanderstreet ever by blanking Franklin & Marshall, 3-0, to win the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship. Senior JACKIE VANDERSTREET (right) was named tournament MVP after making eight saves to record the shutout in the title game. The championship came in the first postseason appearance ever for the women's soccer team, and was Muhlenberg's first ECAC title since men's soccer won in 1988.
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FIELD HOCKEY RECEIVES ECAC TOURNAMENT BID
The Muhlenberg field hockey team made its first postseason appearance in nine years, dropping a 3-2 double-overtime decision to defending champion Swarthmore in the first round of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship. The loss finished the Mules' season with a record of 12-7, their only two losses in the final 12 games both coming to Swarthmore.

BOER SCORES ALL-CC "THREE-PEAT"
Celina Boer Senior CELINA BOER was named to the All-Centennial Conference women's soccer first team for the third year in a row. She is just the third player in the CC's history to earn first-team honors three times. Boer led the Conference in scoring with 41 points. Other All-Conference selections for Muhlenberg in women's soccer and field hockey were:
Allison Fish -- second team
Jennifer Vroman -- second team
Alissa Desiderio -- honorable mention
Nancy Grove -- honorable mention
Jen Sands -- honorable mention
Jackie Vanderstreet -- honorable mention
FIELD HOCKEY
Carole Caine -- second team
Becky Pierotti -- second team
Kelly Gower -- honorable mention


Wednesday, November 4
FIELD HOCKEY Swarthmore 3, Muhlenberg 2. Muhlenberg's season ended in heartbreaking fashion as Holly Baker converted a penalty stroke with 12:12 left in double overtime to give Swarthmore the win in the first round of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament. The Mules' only two losses in the final 12 games were both at the hands of Swarthmore. The Garnet Tide, who had defeated Muhlenberg 3-0 just six days earlier, got on the board first with 21:28 to play in the first half. The Mules tied the game less than two minutes later off a penalty corner, with sophomore CAROLE CAINE blasting the ball into the cage from the top of the circle. Sophomore KRISTIN GEORGE tapped in the ball after a scramble in front of the net to give Muhlenberg a short-lived lead with 4:30 to go in the half. Just 55 seconds later, Swarthmore tied the game again. The score remained 2-2 through the second half and first overtime period. The Mules' total of 12 wins tied for the second-most in school history. Click here for box score.

Saturday, November 7
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 34, Grove City 31. Junior KENYAMO McFARLANE caught a touchdown pass on the last play of the game in overtime for the second straight week to lift the Mules to their third straight win. Grove City scored 14 fourth-quarter points to tie the game at 28 in the fourth quarter, then booted a 33-yard field goal on its overtime possession. On the first play of Muhlenberg's overtime possession, sophomore MICHAEL McCABE found McFarlane wide open in the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown. The Mules are 4-5 and have a chance to finish with a non-losing record for the first time since 1989. McCabe had his second 300-yard passing game, with 304, and threw three touchdown passes. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER caught a career-high eight passes for 130 yards and a score, while junior tight end CHRIS DeLUNA scored a 22-yard touchdown on his first career reception. Senior JASON BRADER rushed 30 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns to go over 1,000 yards for the second straight year. Grove City fullback R.J. Bowers, who entered the game needing 275 yards to break the Division III single-season record, tore ligaments in his left ankle on a third-quarter carry and finished with 172 yards on 21 carries. Click here for box score.
MEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 5, Ursinus 1. Muhlenberg climbed back to the .500 mark with a 5-1 win at Ursinus. Senior HUGH WATTERS and junior JOHAN HOHMAN had two goals and an assist apiece. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 6, Frostburg State 1. Playing in its first postseason game ever, the Mules waltzed over Frostburg State and into the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship title game. Muhlenberg faces a rematch with Centennial Conference rival Franklin & Marshall, a 3-0 winner over Penn State-Behrend. The Mules defeated the Diplomats, 4-2, on Oct. 22. Freshman NANCY GROVE was involved in the first three goals, scoring one and assisting on two, to set freshman records of 11 goals and 30 points this season. Sophomore JEN SANDS scored twice and sophomore ALISSA DESIDERIO notched her first career goal for for the Mules, who are averaging five goals a game in their current seven-game winning streak. Click here for box score.

Sunday, November 8
WOMEN'S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Franklin & Marshall 0. Muhlenberg's two seniors, CELINA BOER and JACKIE VANDERSTREET, both went out on top as Muhlenberg shut out Franklin & Marshall to win the ECAC Championship. Boer scored the first two goals, giving her a school-record 20 for the season, and Vanderstreet earned MVP honors with a stellar effort in goal. The final score came on an own goal. The win was the eighth in a row for the Mules, who outscored their opponents 38-5 during that stretch. The shutout was the school record-tying eighth of the season. Click here for box score.


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Last updated November 8, 1998