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12-YEAR-OLD RECORD FALLS AT TRACK MEET; WOMENS
Track & Field: The Muhlenberg womens track and field team broke a 12-year-old school record at the Muhlenberg Invitational, a non-scoring meet with 13 teams.
The all-freshman 4x100-meter relay team of Carolyn Schoen, Amy Ratner, Katie Macomber and Ashlie Hankee broke a school record that had stood since 1990, finishing third with a time of 52.40.
Another freshman, Meghan Douglas-Snyder, was originally reported to have broken her own school record in the pole vault, but her height was mis-recorded as 2.95 meters instead of the actual 2.75. She finished second in the event with an imperial height of 9 feet, one-quarter inch.
Two other Mule women finished second in their events, seniors Nancy Kegelman in the javelin and Katie Garrett in the 5,000 meters. Garretts time of 19:00.30 was 20 seconds better than the ECAC qualifying standard. I am pretty excited that I qualified because it has been a long-time goal of mine, she said. I tried to stay relaxed during the race. I felt that I could not take the lead girl [who finished in 18:18.80] but I wanted to beat everybody else in the race.
Schoen ran an ECAC-qualifying 17.22 in the trials of the 100-meter hurdles. Freshman Kristin Boydston placed in three throwing events: fifth in the shot put, seventh in the javelin and eighth in the discus.
The top finishers for the mens team were a trio of silver medalists. Junior Jason App took second in the pole vault, as did senior Scott Shainker in the discus and junior Brendan Gallagher in the 1,500 meters. Right behind Gallagher in third and fourth places were sophomores Brian Cash and Rob Uniszkiewicz, respectively.
Womens Tennis: Johns Hopkins 5, Muhlenberg 4. Johns Hopkins won at third through sixth singles to hand Muhlenberg (6-1, 4-1) its first loss of the spring season. Sophomores Gena Ross and Mackenzie Parke won their singles matches in straight sets and also earned doubles victories. Click here for box score.
Mens Tennis: Muhlenberg 7, East Stroudsburg 0. The mens tennis team kept its undefeated spring record intact (6-0) with a sweep of Division II East Stroudsburg. The No. 1 doubles team of juniors Brad Scheller and Matt Fleissig improved to 5-0 on the season with an 8-0 shutout. Freshman Jeff Kraft, a 6-0, 6-0 winner at fourth singles, has won all 12 sets he has played this spring, half of them by a 6-0 score. Click here for box score.
Lacrosse: Haverford 12, Muhlenberg 11. Muhlenberg (3-6, 1-4) rallied back from a 10-4 second-half deficit to tie the game at 11 on a goal by freshman Christa Carlstrand with 4:10 to play, but Haverford scored the game-winner less than two minutes later. Senior Teresa Lunardi and junior Sarah Bowman each scored three goals, while junior Lynsey Caldwell recorded three assists for the second straight game. It was the third one-goal los of the season for the Mules, who were trying to win their third in a row. Click here for box score.
All Four Wins Are Come-From-Behind and in Final At-Bat
Softball: Muhlenberg extended its winning streak to six games by nipping Franklin & Marshall, 3-2 and 2-1.
In the first game, the Mules (14-8, 6-2) trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the sixth before tying the score on RBI singles by senior Angela Tyson and sophomore Nicole Sarno. Neither team scored in the seventh, sending the game into extra innings.
Freshman Kadie Serfass led off the bottom of the eighth by drawing a walk and went to second on Sarnos bunt single. After a sacrifice by junior Kristen Best, the Diplomats (8-13, 1-5) intentionally walked junior Kelly Berg to load the bases. But the strategy was foiled on the first pitch with the bases full, as junior Meghan Woods was hit by a pitch to force home the winning run.
Sarno finished 4-for-4 for her second four-hit game in three days. Tyson pitched a four-hitter to earn the win.
The second game was tied 1-1 when Sarno led off the bottom of the seventh with a single. Another Best sacrifice, Bergs third hit of the game and a walk to Woods loaded the bases. This time it was sophomore Jaclyn Maser delivering the walk-off hit, a single to left that scored Sarno.
We were trying very hard to keep our winning streak going, and after winning the first game our confidence was still very high, said Maser (right). I got a good pitch to hit and I went with it.
Sophomore Danielle DeLucia tossed a three-hitter for her seventh win. Click here for line scores.
Baseball: Twice down to their final strike in the first game and trailing by five runs in the second, the Mules came back both times to sweep Washington, 5-4 and 6-5.
Muhlenberg (14-11, 5-3) appeared to be in good shape when it scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to take a 3-1 lead into the final frame of the first game. But with two outs in the top of the seventh, the Shoremen (10-11-1, 1-7) belted four straight hits to pull in front, 4-3.
The first two Mules in the bottom of the seventh were retired, but junior Ben Carr singled to left on a 2-2 pitch and senior Benjamin Leisawitz singled to second on an 0-2 pitch.
Derek Smith was brought into the game to face senior Mike Morris, who already had two hits, including a long triple to center. On the second pitch, Morris crushed the ball off the fence just right of the 390 sign in right-center, bringing both runners home with the tying and winning runs.
I took the first pitch to see what he had, said Morris (left) of his at-bat. It was a low fastball and I knew I would get the same pitch again because he didnt want to fall too far behind. It was a nice pitch that I could really turn on.
The Mules faced a 5-0 deficit in the fifth inning of the nightcap when junior Justin Rubenstein turned on a pitch, driving it over the 390 sign for his first career home run to make the score 5-2. Carrs RBI double and a two-run single by sophomore Joel Rush tied the score.
Muhlenberg scored the winning run in the sixth when senior Joshua Carter singled, stole second and came around on a two-out double by Leisawitz. The Shoremen got their leadoff man on in the top of the seventh, but Rush threw him out attempting to steal second.
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