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1999 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of September 27 to October 3
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Freshman running back Anthony Wolfsohn has been named ECAC SouthAnthony Wolfsohn rookie of the week for games through Sept. 26. Wolfsohn rushed for a career-high 95 yards and a touchdown in Muhlenberg’s 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
WOMEN’S 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.
MEN’S 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
MEN’S 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 results.
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.
WOMEN’S 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.
WOMEN’S 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.
MEN’S 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.
MEN’S 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 results.
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.

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Last updated October 2, 1999