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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Softball

Most of last week’s games were lost to weather. Even this early in the season, the only teams with records above .500 are the traditional “Big Four” of CC softball: Ursinus (10-0), McDaniel (3-0), Muhlenberg (7-3) and Gettysburg (6-3).

Baseball

Johns Hopkins won all 10 games on its Florida trip, pounding No. 24 Wheaton (Mass.), 17-4, in its final game to improve to 13-0 ... McDaniel went 6-1 in Florida ... The Mules are scheduled to open CC play this week against Dickinson (3-7) and Franklin & Marshall (8-6).

Women’s Lacrosse

McDaniel opened the CC season with a 10-4 defeat of Ursinus, its first win against the Bears in 10 years. The Green Terror is 3-1 overall ... The only undefeated teams in the CC are fourth-ranked Gettysburg (5-0) and Bryn Mawr, which is off to a 3-0 start after winning only four games all last year.

Men’s Lacrosse

CC teams went a combined 9-1 in non-league games last week to improve their season record to 30-11. Washington (7-0), Haverford (5-0) and Gettysburg (3-0) are all undefeated ... In the first CC game of the 2004 season, Washington edged McDaniel, 8-7.

Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Past Moravian

After needing overtime to win its last two games, the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team eschewed the dramatics and breezed to a 20-2 win against Moravian in a makeup of a game snowed out last Wednesday.

Junior Justin Saverine gave an indication of the direction of the game when he
John Kushay
Freshman John Kushay scored both of his goals in the first period.
won the opening faceoff, raced down the field and scored with just seven seconds elapsed.

The Greyhounds (2-2), who are in their first varsity season, tied the score with 5:56 left in the sloppy first quarter, then scored again with 32.8 seconds on the clock to make the score 4-2. That would be it for Moravian, as the Mules (4-1) scored the final 16 goals of the game, setting a school record for greatest margin of victory.

The Muhlenberg defense held the Greyhounds to 10 shots, limited them to 10 successful clears in 25 attempts and killed off seven of eight extra-man opportunities.

Offensively, the Mules got goals from 10 different players, including four apiece for sophomore John Westendorf and freshman Sean Toohill. Sophomore James Robinson also logged a hat trick with three goals.

Saverine won 10 of 11 faceoffs and scooped up a team-high 10 ground balls.

The victory gave Muhlenberg an 8½-5½ lead in the Matte Award standings for the 2003-04 school year. There are four Matte contests remaining, in softball (Thursday), women’s and men’s track and field (April 3) and men’s golf (April 20).

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• Men’s golf postpones opener: The men’s golf team elected not to participate in its first scheduled spring meet, the York Invitational, due to the cold. The Mules are now slated to open on Friday, April 2, at Moravian.


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Last updated March 22, 2004