News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
WOLFSOHN NAMED ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman running back Anthony Wolfsohn has been named ECAC
South rookie of the week for games through Sept. 26.
Wolfsohn rushed for a
career-high 95 yards and a touchdown in Muhlenbergs 42-13 defeat of
Franklin & Marshall. He scored another touchdown on a 60-yard pass play,
the longest by a Mule running back since 1994. Wolfsohn leads the team
with 234 rushing yards and a 5.1 per-carry average through three games.
Monday, September 27
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 1, Drew 0. For the second
time in three games, Muhlenberg used late heroics to eke out a win.
Junior Kelly Gower scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season after
a huge scramble in front of the net with just 5:46 remaining in the
second half. Freshman Josephine Fasolino had another excellent game in
goal, making 10 saves to record her first career shutout. Click here for results.
Wednesday, September 29
WOMENS SOCCER Gettysburg 2, Muhlenberg 1
(OT). Muhlenberg lost to defending Centennial Conference champion
Gettysburg by a 2-1 count for the third straight year as the Bullets
scored a long goal early in the first overtime period. The Mules had tied
the score in the 78th minute on a penalty kick. Junior Alissa Desiderio's
try hit the crossbar, but senior Hilary Moses headed the rebound off the
left post and into the net. Click here
for box score.
MENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 2, Haverford 1 (OT).
Senior Michael Hamelton picked a great time to score his first career
goal, propelling the Mules to their first conference win of the season.
Haverford led 1-0 for most of the match until with about a minute
remaining, Hamelton headed in a throw-in from junior Dave Paxson. Early
in the overtime, freshman Tom Hartey scored the winner off a long pass
from senior Johan Hohman. Muhlenberg entered the game ranked sixth in the
Mid-Atlantic Region; Haverford was tied for 10th. Click here for box score.
Thursday, September 30
MENS GOLF finished second at Moravian
Invitational. Muhlenberg actually tied for the lowest team score at
Moravian, but The College of New Jersey was awarded first on the
fifth-man tiebreaker. Junior Matt Berman tied for third with a 6-over-par
77, two strokes ahead of senior Matt Deibert. The Mules' "B" team
finished fourth at the 15-team tournament. Click here for complete
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Allentown 2. The Mules
came back from a 2-1 deficit to win the thrilling fifth game by a 17-15
score and defeat their local rivals for the first time since 1994. The three
seniors all played big roles, as Allison Verduin had 22
kills, 16 digs and 4 blocks; Milena Negrao had 39 assists; and Nicki
Sayre recorded a career-high 6 aces. Click
here for box score.
Saturday, October 2
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, Western Maryland 1.
Junior Kelly Gower's 20th career goal was the game-winner as Muhlenberg
scored its third straight one-goal win. Junior Kristin George scored her
first goal of the season to give the Mules a 1-0 first-half lead, and Gower
converted a beautiful pass from senior Becky Pierotti 11 minutes into the
second half after Western Maryland had tied the score. It was the 13th
career assist for Pierotti, tying the school record set by Karen Gratrix
(1987-90). Muhlenberg is off to its best 10-game start (7-3) since 1991.
Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Western Maryland 21, Muhlenberg 14. The
two-time defending Centennial Conference champion Green Terror scored two
touchdowns in the final 3:12 to steal a win in the battle of league
unbeatens. The loss ended the Mules' 7-game winning streak. Muhlenberg
had taken a 14-7 lead with 8:27 remaining in the third quarter when
senior Kenyamo McFarlane caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from junior
Michael McCabe. That marked the first time that Western Maryland, the
eighth-ranked team in Division III, had trailed in a regular-season game
since the 1997 finale. McCabe also threw a 20-yard scoring pass to
sophomore Joshua Carter in the first quarter and finished with 205 yards.
Senior linebacker Joseph Gmitter led an inspired defensive effort with 8
tackles and a sack. Junior James Barski had a good day punting, sending
one out at the 2-yard line just before the Green Terror's tying drive. Click here for box score.
WOMENS GOLF at Western Maryland Classic.
The newest varsity sport at Muhlenberg completed its first fall season at
Western Maryland. Although the Mules only had three golfers, not enough
to register a team score, one of them, Courtney Sessa, tied for first
place with a round of 90. The person she tied with was named the
medalist, however, on a match of cards.
WOMENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Washington 0.
Sophomores Jennifer Ehret and Nancy Grove scored goals in the first 6:10
of the second half as the Mules picked up a win on their first trip to
Washington. Grove's goal was assisted by junior Jen Sands, who set a
school record with her 21st career assist. Freshman Katy Hawkins rounded
out the scoring with her first career goal. Freshmen Denae Bordeaux and
Megan Fey combined on Muhlenberg's second Centennial Conference shutout
of the season. Click here for box score.
MENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Johns Hopkins 2.
Senior Johan Hohman's goal with 3:41 remaining in the second half capped an
improbable comeback as the Mules upset third-ranked Johns Hopkins, ending the
Blue Jays' 18-match Centennial Conference unbeaten streak. The Blue Jays
entered the game having outscored their opponents 42-1 this season, and
halfway through the match it was 44-1. Muhlenberg hadn't come back to win
a game in which it trailed by two goals at halftime since 1986.
Freshman Nate Richards began the comeback five minutes into the second
half, heading in a Ron Russo cross for his first career goal. That ended
Hopkins' streak of 729 consecutive scoreless minutes. In the 78th minute,
senior Michael Hamelton tied the score by heading in a cross from senior
Steve Albrecht cross for his second career goal. His first, three days
earlier at Haverford, also tied a game late in regulation. Hohman headed in
the game winner off a long free kick from senior Shane Topping. Click here for box score.
MENS TENNIS at ITA East Regional
Championships. Freshmen Cameron Parke and Brad Scheller reached the
quarterfinals of the ITA East Championships (formerly the Rolex
Tournament) as a doubles team. The unseeded duo upset the sixth-seeded
team from College of New Jersey (which included the singles champion)
before losing in the quarters to the eventual championship team from
Carnegie Mellon. Junior Robby Richman, seeded sixth, reached
the round of 16 in the singles draw. Click here for Muhlenberg
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Swarthmore 2; Johns
Hopkins 3, Muhlenberg 1. Senior Allison Verduin had a milestone day in
Muhlenberg's Centennial Conference split. Verduin had 33 kills in the win
against Swarthmore, and her first of the Johns Hopkins match made her the
second player in school history with 1,000 career kills. Against
Swarthmore, the Mules came back from a 2-1 deficit for the second
straight match to reach double figures in wins for the ninth consecutive
season. Verduin also had 35 digs in the Swarthmore match, and freshman
Lisa Giammalvo recorded a career-high 22 digs. Sophomore Laura Funsten
totalled 78 assists and 28 digs in the two matches. Senior Nicki Sayre
had 5 service aces against Swarthmore. Click
here for box scores.