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Wednesday, March 12, 2003
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schedule note: Saturday’s scheduled home baseball game against Rochester has been cancelled
MEN’S LACROSSE IMPROVES TO 3-0
Men’s Tennis Wins Spring Opener

The Muhlenberg men’s tennis team began its spring season with a 5-2 home win against Albright.

The Mules swept the doubles and won four of six singles matches. Seniors Brad Scheller and Matthew Fleissig completed the doubles sweep with a 9-7 win in a back-and-forth match at No. 1. It was the duo’s 10th straight win together.

Fleissig added a 6-1, 6-1 win at fourth singles. Sophomore Jeff Kraft, playing his first spring match at No. 1 singles, scored an impressive 6-2, 6-1 victory.

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WOMEN’S LACROSSE DROPS ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER

The Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team suffered its second straight one-goal loss when a Widener shot rolled just across the goal line with 2:41 remaining, breaking a 9-9 tie.

The Mules (1-2) faced a three-goal deficit with 19:20 on the clock, but fought hard and were able to tie the game with 3:04 remaining in the game on goals from freshman Courtney Tapkas, sophomore Christa Carlstrand and senior Lynsey Caldwell.

Tapkas scored three goals for her first career hat trick, while classmate Shannon Donohue recorded three assists.

Muhlenberg has played six one-goal games the last two seasons, winning just one of them.

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Freshman Dave Armstrong tied a school record with eight points to lead the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team to its third straight convincing win, 18-2 against King’s.

In starting 3-0 in their first varsity season since 1980, the Mules have outscored their opponents
Dave Armstrong
Armstrong’s eight points matched the school record set by Jack Shields against Stevens Tech in 1975.
53-12. The first edition of the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team never won three straight games in a season.

Armstrong scored six goals for his second straight hat trick and added two assists. Sophomore Justin Saverine also recorded a hat trick with three goals and won 13 of 19 faceoffs. Freshman Justin Hollander scooped up many of the faceoffs and finished with a team-leading seven ground balls to go along with a goal and two assists.

Freshman Brian Schimaneck added six ground balls and scored his first two career goals. Freshman Ryan Long picked up five ground balls as the Mule defense held the Monarchs (1-1) to 12 shots.

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Last updated March 12, 2003