News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
BOTH SOCCER TEAMS RANKED|
The Muhlenberg College mens and womens soccer teams are both
according to the first National Soccer Coaches Association of America
(NSCAA) polls of the 199 season. The men (2-0) are fourth in the
Mid-Atlantic Region and 23rd in Division III, while the women (2-1) are
ninth in the region. Following are the regional polls. For soccer
rankings in all divisions, check out the NSCAA
1. Johns Hopkins (3-0)
2. Bethany (W.Va.) (3-0)
3. Elizabethtown (2-0)
4. MUHLENBERG (2-0)
5. Gettysburg (1-1)
6. Messiah (1-1)
7. Drew (2-1)
8. Washington & Jefferson (2-0)
9. Eastern (0-0)
10. Wesley (1-1)
1. New Jersey (3-0)
2t. Richard Stockton (1-0)
2t. William Paterson (3-0)
4. Mary Washington (0-0)
5. Elizabethtown (2-1)
6. Scranton (2-1)
7. Messiah (2-0)
8. Rowan (1-0)
9. MUHLENBERG (2-1)
10. Johns Hopkins (1-2)
Tuesday, September 7
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, East Stroudsburg 1.
Sophomore Anne Hall's first career goal, midway through the first half,
proved to be the game-winner as
the Mules toppled the Division II Warriors for their second straight win.
Senior Kim Brady scored Muhlenberg's first goal. ESU cut the
lead to 2-1 less than a minute after intermission and had a 15-3
advantage in shots in the second half, but junior Allison
Neet and freshman Josephine Fasolino combined to keep the Mules ahead. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, September 8
WOMENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Wilkes 2.
Sophomore Nancy Grove scored two goals and assisted on the third as the
Mules, ranked ninth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, beat Wilkes for the
ninth straight year and extended their home winning streak to eight.
Junior Alissa Desiderio had a goal and an assist. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Moravian 3, Muhlenberg 0. In their home
opener, the Mules jumped out to leadsof 7-0 and 11-5 in the first game,
but could not hang on and lost to their local rivals in three straight.
Moravian was an NCAA Tournament team last year. Senior Allison Verduin
led the Muhlenberg attack with 12 kills, and freshman Lisa Giammalvo had
a career-high 11 digs. Click here for box
Friday, September 10
MENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Christopher
Newport 0. Senior Steve Albrecht's second goal of the season, a blast from
the top of the penalty box with 2:04 left in regulation, accounted for
the only scoring as Muhlenberg
won in the first round of the Kwik Goal/T.G.I.Friday's Classic. In the
other game, Oswego State and Wheaton played to a 1-1 tie. The
23rd-ranked Mules scored their goal after senior Johan Hohman drew a foul
to the right of the penalty box. The ensuing free kick was knocked out to
sophomore Chris Rowley, who tapped it back to Albrecht. Sophomore Robert
Pomento made 6 saves to enable Muhlenberg to open a season with three
straight shutouts for the first time since 1987. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Cedar Crest 0.
Muhlenberg opened defense of its 1998 Buttermaker Tournament championship
by sweeping Cedar Crest. Sophomore Laura Funsten had 19 assists, senior
Allison Verduin 9 kills, and senior Milena Negrao and freshman Jennifer
Leigh 11 and 10 digs, respectively. Click
here for box score.
Saturday, September 11
CROSS COUNTRY women finished 10th and men 12th at
Lebanon Valley Invitational. The men got another good race from sophomore
Will Elson to finish in the top half at Lebanon Valley, a big improvement
from last year's 21st-place showing. Elson was 11th with a time of
27:22.86. The women, paced by junior Laura Roth in 15th place, finished in
the top 10 for the fifth straight year. Click here for complete results.
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 5, Goucher 2.
Junior Kelly Gower scored three goals for her second career hat trick to
lead Muhlenberg to its third consecutive win and its largest offensive
output of the season. Senior forward Kim Brady put the game out of reach
by scoring the Mules' fourth goal with just over four minutes remaining.
Click here for box score.
WOMENS SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Oswego State 1.
Sophomore Nancy Grove scored two unassisted first-half goals in a
97-second span to spark Muhlenberg in the
first round of the Kwik Goal/T.G.I.Friday's Classic. The Mules will play
Rowan, 1-0 overtime winners against Scranton, in Sunday's championship
game. Sophomore Jennifer Ehret also scored a goal. Click here for box score.
MENS SOCCER Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Muhlenberg 0.
Rob Mouw showed why he was the 1998 Division III player of the year,
scoring all three goals as fourth-ranked Wheaton captured the
championship of the Kwik Goal/T.G.I.Friday's Classic. Muhlenberg finished
second, and Christopher Newport, a 2-1 overtime winner over Oswego State,
was third. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Beaver 0; Muhlenberg 3,
Ramapo 0; Muhlenberg 3, Albright 0; Muhlenberg 3, Beaver 0. Senior
Allison Verduin earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team as Muhlenberg
did not lose a game in capturing its second consecutive Buttermaker
Tournament championship. Verduin averaged 5.27 kills per game in the
tournament, including a school record-tying 22 in the championship match
against Beaver. She also had a team-high 49 digs and 8 service aces.
Sophomore Laura Funsten averaged 11 assists per game in Saturday's four
matches. Freshmen Lisa Giammalvo and Jennifer Leigh had 15 digs apiece in
the championship match. Click here for box
Sunday, September 12
WOMENS SOCCER Rowan 2, Muhlenberg 0.
Tournament MVP Becky Petsch made 6 saves for her second shutout is as
many days as Rowan won the championship game of the Kwik
Goal/T.G.I.Friday's Classic. Muhlenberg had its nine-match home winning
streak snapped but did finish second in the tournament. Scranton edged
Oswgo State, 2-1, in the other game.
for box score.