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• Women’s Lacrosse: Dickinson 13, Muhlenberg 11. In a game of runs, Dickinson broke a 10-10 tie late in the second half and held on to hand the Mules (4-8, 2-6) a tough loss in their final road game of the season.

The Red Devils (5-7, 2-5) appeared headed for a blowout when they jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first 18:09. But Muhlenberg was able to get back into the game thanks to the goaltending of junior Diana Bleakley, who recorded 22 saves for her fourth career 20-save game.

The Mules scored the next six goals, tying the game with 32 seconds left in the half on the third of sophomore Courtney Tapkas’ three straight goals, then taking an 8-7 lead when freshman Elizabeth Alexander found the back of the net 42 seconds into the second half.

Dickinson scored the next three goals to go up 10-8. Muhlenberg tallied the next two, tying the score on a goal by sophomore Shannon Donohue with 15:05 to play.

The Red Devils broke the tie with 9:58 on the clock and scored again at 7:17. Alexander’s goal 11 seconds later got the Mules to within one, but Dickinson scored an insurance goal in the final three minutes.

Tapkas finished with four goals for her 18th career hat trick.

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• Men’s Lacrosse: Swarthmore 12, Muhlenberg 3. Swarthmore outscored Muhlenberg, 4-0, in the second quarter to break a 1-1 tie and send the Mules (5-6, 0-5) to their fifth consecutive loss. Sophomore Justin Hollander, who later added an assist, scored a goal with 19 seconds left in the first quarter to tie the game. Click here for box score.

Junior Pete Lankarge, making his first career start, pitched six strong innings to pick up his second win in four days as the Muhlenberg baseball team defeated Swarthmore, 11-6, in a makeup of a game that was rained out on April 2.

Lankarge got his first career win with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader at McDaniel, earning the start against the Garnet (4-19, 3-13). He allowed only five hits and one earned run while striking out six in six innings.

The Mules (11-14-1, 6-9-1) took advantage of fielding mistakes to take a 7-1 lead after two innings. In the first, two walks, two infield errors and a double steal led to two runs without the benefit of a hit.

Senior Adam Sadler led off the second with a single to right and advanced to second when the ball got by the rightfielder. The next batter reached on a throwing error. Three consecutive singles – by freshman Ryan Sassaman, junior C.J. Kessler and freshman Mike Hart – each brought in a run. Two more runs crossed the plate on back-to-back sacrifice flies by junior Matthew Long and freshman Pete Oris.

Sadler drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth after junior Aaron Regensburg singled, stole second and went to third when the catcher’s throw sailed into center.

Consecutive singles by Kessler, Hart and Long set up a three-run sixth inning.

Hart went 3-for-4 to raise his season average to .348. Long, who leads Muhlenberg with a .411 average, drove in two runs to increase his team-leading total to 27. Kessler, a .368 hitter, scored three runs.

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Last updated April 21, 2004