B Muhlenberg College 1999 Fall Sports Update

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1999 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of August 30 to September 5
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics


Wednesday, September 1
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 4, Misericordia 0. Jamie Gluck, a freshman playing her first game, scored one goal and had one assist to lead Muhlenberg to a 4-0 win over Misericordia in the season opener. Jennie Vroman, Jennifer Ehret and Alissa Desiderio all chipped in with a goal apiece as the Mules tied a school record with their ninth straight win going back to last year. Goalkeepers Denae Bordeaux and Lauren Rice combined on the shutout. Click here for box score.

Thursday, September 2
FIELD HOCKEY William Paterson 3 Muhlenberg 2. William Paterson scored the tie-breaking goal with 5:54 remaining in the second overtime to a claim a 3-2 victory over Muhlenberg. Junior Carole Caine led the Muhlenberg offensive attack with two goals, both in the second half. Senior Beth Hughes and junior Kristin George both had two assists in the Mules' heart-breaking, season-opening loss. Click here for box score.

Friday, September 3
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 3, Richard Stockton 0. Freshman Ben Long and junior Aaron Himelfarb each scored his first career goal as the Mules opened their season with an impressive win against Richard Stockton in the first round of the Tiger Invitational. Muhlenberg will play Allegheny, a 2-1 winner over host Rochester Institute of Technology, in the championship game. Stockton was ranked 12th in the Division III preseason poll. Senior Steve Albrecht also netted a goal on a diving header, and senior Shane Topping had a pair of assists. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Dickinson 2. Senior Allison Verduin had 23 kills as the Mules held off Dickinson to give Stewart Arevalo a win in his debut as Muhlenberg coach. This match was in Messiah's Falcon Classic. Click here for box score.

Saturday, September 4
CROSS COUNTRY Muhlenberg women and men both finished eighth at Kutztown's Maroon & Gold Invitational. The Mule women placed third out of five Division III schools while running at the longer Division II distance of 6 kilometers. Junior Laura Roth was 17th (fifth among Division III runners). The men defeated one Division II team, Bloomsburg. Sophomore Will Elson was the first Division III runner across the line and seventh overall. Click here for complete results.
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, Moravian 1. The Mules dominated the game but had to work overtime to get their first win of the season and give Muhlenberg a 1-0 lead in the Matte Award standings. Muhlenberg had a 21-1 advantage in shots, but the Greyhounds converted their lone chance to take a 1-0 lead early in the second half. Junior Carole Caine tied the score with her third goal of the season (all on penalty corners), then assisted junior Kelly Gower on the game-winner 59 seconds into overtime. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 42, Kings Point 24. The Mules scored two of the first three times they touched the ball and went on to win their first season-opener since 1994, and their first on the road since 1985. Sophomore Joshua Carter returned the opening kickoff of the season 92 yards for a touchdown -- Muhlenberg's first TD on a kickoff return since 1984. After a punt, freshman Anthony Wolfsohn rambled 77 yards for a score on his first career carry. Another freshman running back, Justin Graf, also scored a touchdown, and senior Dan Schmidt returned an interception 42 yards for seven points. Two fourth-quarter touchdowns from junior Michael McCabe to senior Kenyamo McFarlane sealed the game. Carter finished with 193 yards on 3 kickoff returns, tying the record set in 8 returns by Pat Johnston in 1987. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 2, Alfred 0. Freshman Jamie Gluck and sophomore Nancy Grove each cashed in unassisted goals in the first half to lead Muhlenberg to a first-round win in the Skidmore Invitational. Freshmen Kim Laurino and Denae Bordeaux combined on the shutout, which gave the Mules a school record of 10 consecutive victories. Muhlenberg will play Scranton in the tournament final. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Allegheny 0. Freshman Tom Hartey scored his first career goal in the 75th minute to give the Mules the Tiger Invitational championship, their first road tournament title since 1991. Hartey was named the offensive MVP of the tournament, and another freshman, Ben Long, was the tournament MVP. Senior Travis Wood posted the shutout in the final and joined Hartey, Long and senior Dave Ervin on the All-Tournament Team. This is the first time since 1989 that Muhlenberg has started out a season with two straight shutouts. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Eastern 3, Muhlenberg 0; Roberts Wesleyan 3, Muhlenberg 1. Muhlenberg dropped its final two matches at Messiah. Sophomore Laura Funsten had 21 assists, 5 digs and 3 aces against Eastern, while freshman Meaghan Billie recorded 6 kills and 5 blocks. Senior Allison Verduin had a team-high 9 kills in both matches. Click here for box scores.

Sunday, September 5
WOMEN’S SOCCER Scranton 3, Muhlenberg 0. Scranton claimed the Skidmore Invitational title as Muhlenberg had its 10-game winning streak snapped and also lost by more than one goal for the first time in 36 matches. Click here for box score.


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Last updated September 5, 1999