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1999 Fall/Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of November 8 to November 14
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Joshua CarterSophomore Joshua Carter of the Muhlenberg football team was named offensive player of the week by the Centennial Conference (CC) and ECAC after a spectacular performance against Moravian in which he scored four touchdowns in three different ways — on a run, two pass receptions and a kickoff return. He had a fourth different type of touchdown (on a punt return) called back by a penalty. Carter had 308 all-purpose yards in the game and finished the season with four CC records: touchdowns on kickoff returns in a career (3) and yards (981), touchdowns (3) and average (35.0) on kickoff returns in a season.

Muhlenberg came up one win short of capturing its fourth Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic Men’s Soccer Tournament championship, dropping a 1-0 decision to Johns Hopkins in the final. Complete tournament results are as follows:

1999 ECAC Mid-Atlantic Men’s Soccer Championship
Wednesday, November 10
(3) Carnegie Mellon 5, (6) Misericordia 1
(5) Widener 2, (4) Wilkes 0
Saturday, November 13 (at Muhlenberg)
(2) Johns Hopkins 3, Carnegie Mellon 0
(1) Muhlenberg 2, Widener 0
Sunday, November 14 (at Muhlenberg)
Johns Hopkins 1, Muhlenberg 0

Senior Johan Hohman of the Muhlenberg men’s soccer team was named co-player of the week by the Centennial Conference after his performance in the regular-season finale against Ursinus. Hohman recorded his third career hat trick with 3 goals and an assist in the 5-0 win, becoming the 10th player in team history to score 30 career goals.

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.
MEN’S 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 King’s 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
MEN’S SOCCER Johns Hopkins 1, Muhlenberg 0 (ECAC Tournament). Johns Hopkins scored the only goal midway through the second half to capture the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament championship. The Mules' best chance to score came with about 20 minutes remaining, when a blast by freshman Nate Richards hit the crossbar. Senior Travis Wood made 8 saves to hold the top scoring team in Division III to one goal for only the second time all season. Click here for box score.

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Last updated November 14, 1999