1999 Fall/Winter Sports Update
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Saturday, November 13
CROSS COUNTRY women finished 18th and men 15th at NCAA Mideast Regional. The Muhlenberg men's team had a tremendous day at the regional meet at Frostburg State. The Mules finished 15th, matching their best finish since 1991, and for the first time had two runners earn all-region status: Sophomore Will Elson came in 17th overall and freshman Brendan Gallagher crossed the finish line in 22nd place. Gallagher was the third freshman to finish and also earned a spot on the freshman all-region team. The men also defeated Moravian by 7 points to pick up a big Matte Award win for the school. The women placed 18th. Sophomore Marah Ritchey came in 28th, becoming the first Muhlenberg female to earn all-region honors since 1992. Click here for complete results.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 52, Moravian 26. Sophomore Joshua Carter and junior Michael McCabe combined to set a multitude of records as the Mules routed their rivals to finish with a winning record for the first time since 1989. Carter amassed 308 all-purpose yards (one short of the school record he set two weeks ago) and scored a record-tying 4 touchdowns. The scores came in three different ways: on an 11-yard reverse; on pass receptions of 47 and 20 yards; and on a 78-yard kickoff return. The latter six-pointer gave Carter the season and career record for TDs on kickoff returns (3), and he finished the season averaging a school-record 35.0 yards on kickoff returns. His 981 yards on kickoff returns are believed to be an all-time Division III record. McCabe tied a school record with 5 touchdown passes and set marks for yards in a season (2,560) and career (4,611) and TD passes in a career (44). He also became the first passer in school history to complete 60 percent of his passes in a season. Senior Kenyamo McFarlane caught his school-record 11th TD pass of the season, and senior Bryan Steele wrapped up his career with his first touchdown reception since the first game of his career. McFarlane also blocked an extra-point attempt and forced a fumble on a kickoff return. Sophomore Erik Hammar recorded his first career interception. Muhlenberg set team records for most games scoring 40 (4) and 30 (6) points in a season. Click here for box score.
MENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 2, Widener 0 (ECAC Tournament). Senior Johan Hohman scored two goals seven minutes apart in the first half to propel Muhlenberg into the championship match of the ECAC Tournament, against Centennial Conference rival Johns Hopkins. Hohman has now scored in 5 straight matches, and the Mules have won 6 in a row. Junior Dave Paxson set up the first goal with a pass along the touchline that Hohman tapped in. Hohman headed in a direct kick from senior Steve Albrecht to make it 2-0. Senior Travis Wood made 3 saves in goal to secure Muhlenberg's third straight shutout and lower his goals-against average to 0.15. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING finished eighth out of 11 teams at the Kings Monarch Invitational. Two wrestlers earned places in the Mules' season-opening meet. Sophomore Andy Faust finished second at 157, winning his first three bouts before losing on a major decision in the championship finals. Sophomore Bill Holsinger took a different route, dropping his first bout at 149 but storming back to win six in a row, three by pin and two by technical fall, to take third place. Freshman 157-pounder Matt Arellano was impressive in his debut, going 2-2 and losing to the third-place finisher by one point. Click here for complete results.
Sunday, November 14
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Last updated November 14, 1999
Last updated November 14, 1999