News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
SOFTBALL, MENS TENNIS IN CONTENTION|
The Muhlenberg softball and mens tennis teams have both
made strong bids for the Centennial Conference championship.
Muhlenberg took control of the softball race by sweeping a doubleheader
from 16th-ranked Ursinus on April 29. The Mules need to win only one of
two games at
home against Washington on May 1 to win the CC championship and earn an
automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Standings through games of April 29:
MUHLENBERG 12-2 16-14
Western Md. 13-3 22-5
Ursinus 12-4 33-10
Gettysburg 11-5 20-5
F & M 7-9 16-19
Dickinson 6-10 15-15
Washington 5-9 9-19
Swarthmore 3-13 5-22
Haverford 1-15 6-28
Mens tennis lost to six-time defending champion Washington in the
final-regular season match and had to settle for second place.
Standings through matches of April 27:
Washington 8-0 12-5
MUHLENBERG 6-2 10-4
Johns Hopkins 5-2 6-4
F & M 5-3 8-6
Haverford 5-3 8-7
Gettysburg 3-5 7-6
Dickinson 2-6 6-8
Western Md. 1-7 1-10
Ursinus 0-7 0-8
Monday, April 24
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 8, Swarthmore 0,
Muhlenberg 10, Swarthmore 2. Muhlenberg swept Swarthmore on Fan
Appreciation Night to reach the .500 mark for the first time this season
and remain in contention in the Centennial Conference. Senior Christine
Biechy went 5-for-5 on the night, scoring four runs.
Freshman Meghan Woods had three hits, including two doubles in the second
game. Senior Heather Dreby picked up the win in the first game, allowing
only two hits for her third shutout of the season. Sophomore Liz
Kostelnick homered in the first game and hit a two-run triple in the
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WOMENS GOLF competed at Franklin & Marshall
Invitational. Muhlenberg had three of the top eight golfers, but did not
have a fourth and therefore did not qualify for a team score. Sophomore
Courtney Sessa was the medalist for the second time in the last three
touornaments, firing a 106. Sophomore Kelly Hannon was fourth with a 125,
and sophomore Jessica McCourt carded a 129 to tie for seventh. Gettysburg
won the tournament with a 523, 10 strokes ahead of Dickinson.
Tuesday, April 25
BASEBALL Haverford 7, Muhlenberg 1. The Mules'
bats, which have been hot for the past three weeks, were held to four
hits. Junior David Wolf had two of them and scored the lone run when he
led off the seventh with a triple and came around to score on a throwing
error by the right fielder. Junior Tim Haberbusch struck out nine and took
a five-hitter into the ninth inning. Click
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Wednesday, April 26
BASEBALL Ursinus 8, Muhlenberg 2. The Mules
jumped on first-place Ursinus for two runs in the first inning, but
managed just one hit the rest of the way. Click here for box score.
MENS GOLF finished second at Lehigh Valley
Tournament. Muhlenberg closed out its season by finishing second to Lehigh
in the annual clash for local bragging rights. The Mules picked up a Matte
Award point on Moravian to make the final tally 8-6 for the Greyhounds.
Junior Steven Moore led Muhlenberg with an 80. Click here for box score.
LACROSSE Susquehanna 13, Muhlenberg 8. Two
record-tying performances went for naught as the Mules could not make up
an 8-1 halftime deficit. Freshman Lynsey Caldwell tied a school record
with four assists, and sophomore Teresa Lunardi tied a record by causing
seven turnovers. Lunardi and junior Kerry Lambert scored three goals
apiece. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Gettysburg 8, Muhlenberg 1. A
win at No. 1 doubles by junior Kerri Waldowski and sophomore Kristen
DiLorenzo was all the
Mules could manage versus the Bullets. Click here for box score.
MENS TENNIS Washington (Md.) 6, Muhlenberg
1. Washington ran its Centennial Conference winning streak to 55 and
spoiled the Mules' bid for a share of the CC title. Muhlenberg's lone win
came by default. Click here for box
Thursday, April 27
SOFTBALL at Washington, postponed to MON, May 1.
Friday, April 28
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 9, Haverford 7. Junior
Michael Cirillo's two-out double in the top of the 11th plated the
go-ahead run as Muhlenberg rallied for a dramatic win. The Mules trailed,
7-5, with two outs in the ninth, but senior Chris Moraitis rapped a
two-run single to tie the score. In the bottom of the ninth, Haverford
loaded the bases with one out before winning pitcher Greg Frein
induced a 1-2-3 double play. Junior David Wolf continued his torrid
hitting, going 4-for-5 with a double and home run. Senior Chuck Draper
also homered, and Moraitis, Cirillo and juniors James Barski and Marcus
Mattielli all had three hits. Click here
for box score.
Saturday, April 29
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 3, Ursinus 1; Muhlenberg 8,
Ursinus 0. Muhlenberg swept 16th-ranked Ursinus to take command of the
race for first place in the Centennial Conference. Muhlenberg needs to win
at least one game against Washington on Monday to tie Western
Maryland for the championship and go to the NCAA
regionals. A sweep of Washington would give the Mules sole posession of
the conference title, as well as send them to NCAA regionals. In the
second game, sophomore Angie Tyson blanked Ursinus on three hits, as well
as scoring in the Mules' four-run fourth. Senior Cristina Genna went
3-for-3 and scored
two runs, and freshman Kristen Best went 2-for-3, scored one run and had
RBI. In the first game, senior Heather Dreby allowed only one run on five
hits to capture the 3-1 win. Sophomore Lori Blanchfield broke open a
scoreless game with a two-out, two-run single in the fourth.
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BASEBALL Muhlenberg 6, Johns Hopkins 1; Johns
Hopkins 16, Muhlenberg 7. Sophomore Joshua Carter pitched a one-hitter and
Wolf went 5-for-7 as Muhlenberg closed out its Centennial
Conference season with a doubleheader split. Carter
allowed only a sixth-inning single, which did not figure in the scoring,
to a team that came in with a batting average of .356. He struck out
five. The Mules took a 2-1 lead in
the fourth on an RBI single by junior Marcus Mattielli, then scored four
times in the fifth, capped by Wolf's two-run homer. Wolf had three hits,
a triple, in the second game, and is hitting .641 with 11 extra-base hits
during his current 10-game streak. Click
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LACROSSE Franklin & Marshall 17, Muhlenberg 5.
Muhlenberg could not overcome a 10-1 halftime deficit as the Diplomats
went on to hand the Mules their fifth straight loss. Junior Miruna Lovin
and freshman Lynsey Caldwell each had two goals. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS at Centennial Conference
Individual Championships. The doubles team of juniors Kerri Waldowski and
Marissa Lutzer advanced to the semifinal round, where they were defeated
in three sets by the eventual champions
from Western Maryland. Senior Kristin Cahayla made it to
the round of 16 in the singles draw. Click
here for Muhlenberg results.
MENS TENNIS at Centennial Conference
Individual Championships. The freshman duo of Cameron Parke and Brad
Scheller became Muhlenberg's first ever to reach a CC tennis final. Parke
and Scheller were defeated in the championship by a team from Washington.
Junior Robby Richman, the second seed, was defeated in the semifinals of
the singles tournament. Click here for
TRACK & FIELD competed at TCNJ Lions'
Invitational. Junior Katrina Beck qualified provisionally for the NCAA
Division III championships at this non-scoring meet. Beck jumped 1.64
meters (5-4½), finishing second in the 19-team meet, but will probably
have to make the automatic qualifying height (5-6½) to make it to the
nationals. Click here for Muhlenberg