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Tuesday, April 2, 2002
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PERFECT DAY FOR MUHLENBERG TEAMS
Caldwell Breaks Assists Record

Four players recorded three goals apiece and junior Lynsey Caldwell became the program’s all-time assists leader as the Muhlenberg lacrosse team snapped a three-
Diana Bleakley
Bleakley, the Centennial Conference leader in save percentage, has recorded 67 saves while allowing 35 goals in her last three games.
game losing streak with a 13-8 win at crosstown rival Cedar Crest.

Freshman Diana Bleakley enjoyed another outstanding game between the pipes, making 23 saves to tie for the ninth-best single-game total in school history. In her last game, Bleakley tied a school record with 28 stops against Gettysburg.

Senior Teresa Lunardi, junior Sarah Bowman and freshmen Christa Carlstrand and Amy Lanning each scored three times for the Mules’ first quadruple hat trick since 1998. It was the first career hat trick for both of the first-year players.

All three of Lunardi’s goals came in a row and enabled Muhlenberg (2-5) to widen a 3-2 lead to 6-2 during a 13-minute span of the first half. Caldwell set up the first of the three goals with her school-record 38th career assist. She had shared the mark of 37 with former teammate Miruna Lovin (1998-01).

The Mules led 7-5 at halftime and were still clinging to a two-goal lead (9-7) after Cedar Crest (4-4) scored with 17:51 to play. Carlstrand scored two of her goals as Muhlenberg went on a 4-0 run to take a commanding 13-7 lead with five minutes left.

Freshman Dayna McCarthy, making her first career start, had a goal and an assist.

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TENNIS TEAMS REMAIN UNDEFEATED

Playing for the first time in nine days, the Muhlenberg women’s tennis team defeated Montclair State, 7-2, to keep its perfect record intact.

The Mules’ 5-0 start matches the second-best opening in school history. Muhlenberg last won its first five matches in 1989. The best start was 11-0, in 1986.

After winning two of three doubles matches, the Mules won four singles matches in straight sets. The two remaining singles matches were called because of darkness.

Sophomores Gena Ross, Sarah Niebler and Megan Schreiber all won at both doubles and singles to maintain their spotless records this spring. Schreiber has won 17 straight singles matches in spring dual-match play.

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• Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis team also improved to 5-0 with a 6-1 win at Ursinus. Juniors Brad Scheller (60 career wins), Cameron Parke (50) and Matt Fleissig (40) all reached career milestones in the match. Freshman Jeff Kraft dropped a total of four games in his singles and doubles matches. Click here for box score.

Baseball Shuts Out Haverford; Softball Sweeps

Senior Joshua Carter and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Muhlenberg baseball team blanked Haverford, 7-0. The nine-inning shutout was the first ever for the Mules (12-10, 3-2) in Centennial Conference play.

Carter worked the first six innings, allowing only two hits, picking off two runners and recording six strikeouts, which moved him into the top 10 on the program’s all-time whiffs list. He now has 122, including a CC-leading 48 this year.

Carter also figured prominently in both innings in which Muhlenberg scored. His infield single in the first followed a bunt hit by junior Justin Rubenstein. An RBI single by junior Ben Carr and a sacrifice fly by senior Benjamin Leisawitz brought in the game’s first two runs.

In the third, Carter led off with a single to center, igniting a five-run rally. The big hit in the frame was a two-run single by freshman C.J. Kessler.

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• Softball: Strong pitching by sophomore Danielle DeLucia and senior Angela Tyson lifted the Muhlenberg softball to a sweep of a twi-night doubleheader at Dickinson and its first CC wins of the season.

DeLucia struck out a career-high 11 batters in the first game, a 3-1 win, and Tyson pitched a two-hitter as the Mules (10-8, 2-2) captured the nightcap, 4-1.

Junior Meghan Woods went 4-for-7 in the twinbill. She had a double and a run scored in the opener and cracked a two-run single to give Muhlenberg a 2-1 lead in the second game.

The softball team has now reached double digits in victories for 18 straight years, extending the longest streak for a women’s team in the College’s athletic history.

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Last updated April 2, 2002