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Monday, April 8, 2002
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Softball
The traditional “Big Four” of the CC are at the top of the standings, with Dickinson just behind ... Gettysburg and Western Maryland remained undefeated in the CC. The Bullets swept Haverford, 11-0 and 11-3, while the Green Terror, which allowed four runs in six games during the week, blanked Washington twice, 7-0 and 8-0 ... Dickinson travels to Gettysburg for a key doubleheader on Tuesday.
Gettysburg 6-0 15-3
Western Md. 6-0 13-3
MUHLENBERG 6-2 14-8
Ursinus 3-1 11-10-1
Dickinson 5-3 10-13
Washington 3-5 7-10-1
F & M 1-5 10-11
Swarthmore 0-6 0-15
Haverford 0-8 4-16
Baseball
Just short of the halfway point in the CC season, Muhlenberg finds itself with a two-game lead for the fourth and final playoff spot ... Johns Hopkins swept Franklin & Marshall in the showdown between the two CC unbeatens, 4-1 and 8-7. Hopkins has won nine in a row ... F&M scored four times in the bottom of the ninth to beat Gettysburg, 4-3, on Friday. The Bullets lost two more one-run games to Ursinus, both 2-1, on Saturday ... Western Maryland won three straight one-run games after starting out 0-5 ... Ursinus and F&M have a Tuesday-Friday series this week.
Johns Hopkins 8-0 21-4
Ursinus 7-1 12-11
F & M 6-2 16-8
MUHLENBERG 5-3 14-11
Western Md. 3-5 11-8
Gettysburg 3-5 8-12
Dickinson 3-5 7-13-1
Haverford 2-6 9-13
Swarthmore 2-6 2-14-1
Washington 1-7 10-11-1
Tennis

In women’s tennis, four teams are in a virtual tie for first place with one loss apiece. One of them, Franklin & Marshall (4-1) faces the other three this week: home vs. Muhlenberg (4-1) on Tuesday, at Washington (5-1) on Friday and at Johns Hopkins (4-1) on Saturday ... Three men’s teams have no losses, and two play each other today, when Gettysburg (1-0) travels to Muhlenberg (2-0). Seventh-ranked Washington (3-0) lost to fifth-ranked Emory, 6-1.

Women’s Lacrosse

Ursinus stayed in sole possession of first place by squeaking past Franklin & Marshall, 11-9. Washington was undefeated in the CC until falling to Gettysburg, 12-2.

MEN’S TENNIS “PARKE”S GETTYSBURG

Junior Cameron Parke’s dramatic three-set win at second singles in the final match on the court gave the Muhlenberg men’s tennis team a 4-3 win over Gettysburg.

The victory kept the Mules (7-0, 3-0) undefeated for the spring season and left
Cameron Parke
Parke is 6-0-1 at second singles this spring.
two Centennial Conference teams without a loss in league play. Nationally ranked Washington is the other.

With all other matches completed and daylight rapidly fading, Parke fell behind 5-2 in the third set before rallying to take the last five games. He lost only one point in the final four games, breaking his opponent twice at love en route to the vicotry.

After coming within one game of losing, “I was just trying to slow it down and keep balls in play,” said Parke. “At that point you can’t think too far ahead.

“It’s an exciting time [playing a three-set match with the outcome on the line],” he added. “You feel all the drama and the electricity and you’ve got to perform.”

Parke’s performance was made possible by singles wins by freshmen Jeff Kraft at No. 4 and Mitchell Reading at No. 6. Reading teamed with sophomore Brian Barkauskas for another epic match at third doubles, a 9-8 (7-4) win that clinched the doubles point for the Mules.

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• Women’s golf hosts Spring Classic: The women’s golf team hosted its first tournament of the spring. Senior Elizabeth Phillips finished the highest of the three Mules who competed, shooting a 132. Mount St. Mary’s won the four-team tournament.


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Last updated April 8, 2002