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1999 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of October 25 to October 31
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Jeff Tipping Muhlenberg head men’s soccer coach Jeff Tipping reached a career milestone when the Mules defeated Swarthmore, 7-0, on Oct. 30. It was the 200th win for Tipping, who in his 14 seasons at Muhlenberg has an outstanding record of 200-56-21 (.760). Tipping is only the second coach in the school’s 100-year athletic history to coach 200 wins in one sport. The other is Sam Beidleman, who guided the baseball team to 255 wins from 1970 to 1992.

Wednesday, October 27
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 5, Franklin & Marshall 1. Ben Long had two goals and an assist as Muhlenberg, ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, broke away in the second half for its fifth straight Centennial Conference win. All of Long's scoring came in a 5-minute, 4-second span of the second half after the Diplomats had tied the score. Long is the first Mule freshman since 1989 to post back-to-back multiple-goal games. Senior Johan Hohman and freshman Nate Richards each had a goal and assist for the Mules, who reached double digits in wins for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons and gave head coach Jeff Tipping his 199th career win. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Ursinus 2. Muhlenberg's eighth five-game match of the season may have been its hairiest yet, as the Mules lost the first two games, then won each of the final three by two points. Sophomore Laura Funsten had a career-high 31 digs to go along with 40 assists, while senior Allison Verduin recorded 21 kills, 23 digs and 6 blocks. Freshmen Jennifer Leigh and Abbey Wascovich posted career highs in aces and blocks, with 6 and 7, respectively. Freshmen Meaghan Billie and Dana Ferrelli tied their highs of 14 and 12 kills. Click here for box score.

Friday, October 29
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, Bryn Mawr 0. Senior Beth Hughes, playing in her final regular-season game, scored her first goal of the season to help the Mules snap a 6-game road losing streak and reach double digits in wins for the second straight year. Sophomore Anne Hall also scored a goal, and freshman Holly Pico and sophomore Meghan Repka each recorded her first career assist. Freshman Josephine Fasolino and sophomore Melissa Reed combined for 4 saves and the shutout. Click here for box score.

Saturday, October 30
CROSS COUNTRY women finished eighth and men seventh at Centennial Conference Championships. The Muhlenberg men matched their best finish ever at the CC Championships (seventh, previously achieved in 1995), but the women ran into a juggernaut known as "the rest of the Conference." Most of the Mule women ran personal bests, but the team could manage only an eight-place showing. Junior Laura Roth became the first Muhlenberg runner since 1993 to crack the top 10, placing 10th with a time of 19:31.82. Sophomore Will Elson paced the men, his time of 27:26.13 good for 25th place. Click here for complete results.
FOOTBALL Ursinus 35, Muhlenberg 23. Ursinus jumped out to a 28-3 lead and warded off a late comeback attempt to send the Mules to their second straight loss and disappoint a huge Family Weekend crowd. Sophomore Joshua Carter set a school record with 309 all-purpose yards, catching a career-high 11 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown and returning 3 kickoffs for 135 yards. Justin Jones came in for injured junior Michael McCabe in the second quarter and threw for a school freshman-record 290 yards and 2 touchdowns. Senior Kenyamo McFarlane was kept out of the end zone for the first time all year, although he did snare 7 passes. Sophomore free safety Erik Hammar made 11 tackles and broke up 2 passes in his first career start. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Ursinus 0. Junior Jen Sands' ninth goal of the season, off an assist from senior Hilary Moses in the fourth minute of play, was all the Mules needed to win their regular-season finale. Freshman Kim Laurino made 5 saves as Muhlenberg set a school record with its fifth straight shutout. The Mules matched their best Centennial Conference finish by tying for second place. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 7, Swarthmore 0. Junior Aaron Himelfarb scored two goals and senior Shane Topping got his first goal of the season on a beautiful diving header as Muhlenberg gave head coach Jeff Tipping his 200th career win. Senior Johan Hohman and freshman Ben Long scored goals 50 seconds apart early in the first half to begin the scoring outburst, and freshman Quentin McDowell later scored his first career goal. Senior Steve Albrecht recorded a pair of assists. It was the sixth straight Centennial Conference win for the Mules. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Wilkes 0. Muhlenberg ended its season on a positive note, sweeping Wilkes to reach 20 wins for the first time since 1995. All three seniors went out in style -- Allison Verduin with a school-record 24 kills, and Nicki Sayre and Milena Negrao with 21 and 13 digs, respectively. Verduin also had 14 digs to set the school record for digs in a season (471). Click here for box score.

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Last updated October 30, 1999