News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
SOFTBALL IN PLAYOFFS|
The Muhlenberg softball team has clinched a berth in the
first Centennial Conference Tournament, which will be held April 28-29 at
Western Maryland. The other two teams in the tournament will be Gettysburg
That should come as no surprise, since
schools have combined to win every CC championship. The seedings will be
determined in the final regular-season doubleheaders on Tuesday, April 24,
when the defending champion Mules host Ursinus and Western Maryland
travels to Gettysburg.
The winner of the CC Tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA
Standings through games of April 21:
Western Md.......14-0 25-3
F & M.............5-9 9-17
Monday, April 16
MENS GOLF finished 10th at Cross Creek
District II Golf Classic. Muhlenberg had a disappointing 10th-place
showing at the annual competition at Hershey Country Club. Freshman Matt
Katz led the field with a 75 after the first round, but faltered on the
second day and finished eight strokes off the lead. Click here for results.
Tuesday, April 17
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 5, Dickinson 1. Senior Paul
Luongo pitched an eight-hitter over nine innings for his first career
complete game as Muhlenberg snapped a four-game losing skid. Luongo struck
out five and took a four-hit shutout into the eighth inning.
Junior Joshua Carter went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs, while
junior Ben Leisawitz had two RBI groundouts. Click here for line score.
LACROSSE Swarthmore 15, Muhlenberg 10. Three
players reached career milestones, but the Mules closed out their
Centennial Conference season with a loss. Senior Miruna Lovin had 2 goals
and 2 assists to become the programs all-time scoring leader with 187
career points. She also moved to within one of tying the school record for
career goals. Sophomore Lynsey Caldwell and junior Teresa Lunardi became
the 13th and 14th players, respectively, in team history to reach the
50-goal mark. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, April 18
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 7, Ursinus 0.
The Mules breezed to their third straight Centennial Conference win,
dropping only 13 games in 9 matches. Sophomore No. 2 Brad Scheller
extended his personal singles winning streak to 6 matches and teamed up
with senior Robby Richman to remain undefeated at No. 1 doubles in CC
play. Click here for box score.
Thursday, April 19
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 5, Washington (Md.) 0;
Muhlenberg 2, Washington (Md.) 1. Junior Angie Tyson and freshman
Danielle DeLucia combined to hold Washington to
five hits and one run as Muhlenberg clinched a Centennial Conference
playoff berth and extended its CC winning streak to 10. Tyson pitched a
two-hitter in the opener for her third shutout of the season and the
ninth of her career. Freshman Amanda Ibey drove in two runs, and
junior Lori Blanchfield
singled in a run in the sixth with her 100th career hit. In the
nightcap, sophomore Missy Arnott laced a two-run single in the sixth for
hit. Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE Drew 20, Muhlenberg 9. The Mules came
back from a 9-1 deficit to close to within 11-7 early in the second half,
but 18th-ranked Drew reeled off the next 8 goals to pull away. Senior
Miruna Lovin, playing the final home game of her career, scored 4 goals to
become Muhlenbergs all-time leader with 155. The Mules other
senior, Sarah Weiss, picked up 3 ground balls in her final home game. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 8, Ursinus 1.
Freshman Mackenzie Parke, senior Kerri Waldowski and junior Jennifer
Chung combined to drop only two games at the top three singles spots as
Muhlenberg won for the seventh time in its last eight matches. Freshman
No. 6 Megan Schreiber extended her personal winning streak to 9 matches
and became the first Mule since 1988 to reach double figures in
singles wins. Click here for box
Friday, April 20
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 8, Dickinson 2. Junior
Steve Rohn drove in three runs with a double and a triple to lead
Muhlenberg to its second straight win. Rohn tripled in two runs in the
bottom of the first to put the Mules up for good and drove an RBI double
to the left-field fence in the seventh. Sophomore Sunil Bangali, making
his first career
start, worked into the seventh inning and did not allow an earned run to
pick up the win. Sophomore Kevin Komeshok finished up for his first career
save. Rohns double and two-baggers by senior
Marcus Mattielli and
sophomore Ben Carr enabled Muhlenberg to tie the school record of 57
doubles in a season. Click here for
WOMENS GOLF at Gettysburg Invitational.
Junior Jenn Risley, one of three Muhlenberg golfers to compete, finished
third with a 106. Gettysburg won the tournament.
Saturday, April 21
SOFTBALL Western Maryland 3, Muhlenberg 1;
Western Maryland 2, Muhlenberg 1. The Mules managed only two runs in the
two games as they had their 10-game Centennial Conference winning streak
snapped. The sweep clinched the regular-season CC title for Western
Maryland. Junior Angie Tyson pitched a three-hitter in the opener but was
plagued by poor fielding behind her. In the second game, the Mules jumped
on top with a run in the top of the first but missed several opportunities
to extend their lead, stranding eight runners in the first three innings.
Freshman Becki Toth drove in both Muhlenberg runs. Click here for line scores.
BASEBALL Franklin & Marshall 6, Muhlenberg 3;
Muhlenberg 3, Franklin & Marshall 2. Senior Paul Luongo pitched a
five-hitter for his second straight complete-game win, lifting Muhlenberg
to the split. The Mules scored the
winning run in the top of the seventh when junior Mike Morris drew a
pinch-hit walk, and sophomore pinch-runner Justin Graf stole second, went
to third on a flyout and scored on a wild pitch. F&M put a runner on
third with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but Luongo got a
groundout and flyout to preserve the win. Senior Garret Pachtinger drove
in two runs in the first game and had two hits in the
second. Senior Marcus Mattielli became the 22nd member of the 100-hit club
when he singled in the sixth inning of Game 2. Click here for line scores.
MENS GOLF in third place after first round
of Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational. The Mules shot a 319 on the
first day of competition, 8 strokes behind first-place Wesley. Senior Matt
Berman had the second-lowest score, a 75.
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 6, Gettysburg 1.
After winning three close doubles matches, the Mules won handily at the
top three singles positions (senior Robby Richman and sophomores Brad
Scheller and Cameron Parke) to win their fourth straight Centennial
Conference match. Freshman Brian Barkauskas won a third-set tiebreaker at
No. 5 to remain undefeated (4-0) in CC matches. Click here for box score.
TRACK AND FIELD at Lafayette Invitational. Two
performances stood out for Muhlenberg in this non-scoring meet that had
only three Division III schools among its 12 participants. Sophomore
Brendan Gallagher won the 5,000 meters in 15:38.3, breaking his
own school record by 11 seconds. Junior Will Elson also broke his own
school record in the 800, finishing second by one-tenth of a second to a
Lock Haven runner who has qualified for the NCAA Division II
Championships. Click here for Muhlenberg
Sunday, April 22
MENS GOLF finished fourth at Glenmaura
National Collegiate Invitational. Junior Kevin FitzPatrick was one of only
five players to shoot in the 70s in both rounds, totalling a 156 over 36
holes to tie for fifth place. However, he was the only Muhlenberg golfer
to improve his score from the first round to the second, and the Mules
slipped one place in the standings. Click
here for complete results.
WOMENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 8, Western Maryland
1. The Mules won all but one match to reach double digits in victories for
only the third time in school history, and the first since 1987. Freshman
No. 6 Megan Schreiber won her 10th match in a row, improving to 11-2 for
the spring. Joining her with double digits in singles wins was junior No.
3 Jennifer Chung, who ran her record to 10-3. Click here for box score.
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 7, Western Maryland
0. Senior Robby Richman, playing the final home match of his outstanding
career, reached the 80-win mark with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles as
Muhlenberg defeated Western Maryland for the 18th straight year and
extended its Centennial Conference winning streak to five. Richman is
80-37-2 for his career. With
wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles, sophomore Brad Scheller became
the first Mule since 1990 to reach double figures in victories in both in
the same spring season. Click here for box