Saturday, April 8, 2006
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Postponements: Three of Muhlenbergs four scheduled home events
were postponed to Sunday due to snow. The baseball (vs. Washington) and
softball (vs. Franklin & Marshall) doubleheaders were rescheduled for the
same starting times (12:30 and 1:00, respectively). The mens lacrosse
game against Franklin & Marshall was moved to a 6:00 start.
WOMENS TENNIS TUNES UP;
TRACK TEAMS BATTLE WEATHER; MENS TENNIS FALLS
The No. 2 doubles team of junior Pam Kimmelman and freshman Jenn Powell, which has made a habit of coming from behind to win, had no chance to this time, winning 8-0. Both players also won their singles matches.
Senior Amy Schmidt came back from a doubles loss, her first in a CC regular-season contest in two years, to win 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. She had dropped only seven games in winning her five CC singles matches this year.
TRACK & FIELD
Five individuals and one relay team qualified for ECACs. The mens 4x400 scored the highest finish in the meet, which featured mostly Division I schools, coming in second.
Sophomore Sara Gearin became the third runner in team history to break the 19-minute mark in the 5,000 meters.
Senior Adam Nodiff scored the only point, coming back after getting shut out in the first set to win, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles.
Senior Courtney Tapkas scored seven goals, the most by a Centennial
Conference player this season, to lead the Muhlenberg womens lacrosse
team to a 15-8 win at Haverford their school-record-tying eighth win
The Mules (8-3, 3-3) previously won eight games in both 2003 and 2005 and have five games remaining on the schedule to set a new standard.
To tie the record, Muhlenberg had to deal with adverse weather conditions and a team to which it had lost four straight, by a total of 11 goals. The game was played in a steady rain that got heavier, with an accompanying drop in temperature, as the game went on.
We couldnt feel our bodies, and our fingers were completely numb in the cold, said junior defender Kelli Sakonchick. We just had to focus on the basics of lacrosse. Our last few games with Haverford have been close, but we came out mentally prepared and overcame the weather and played strong from the start.
The Mules won all but one draw control in the first half, with freshman Ruth Morrongiello winning six, and took a 6-3 lead into halftime. They kept the Fords (6-5, 0-4) at bay by scoring nine goals, their most in the second half this season, in the final 30 minutes.
Tapkas seven goals were two off the school record she shares and moved her into the Centennial Conference all-time top 10 with 198 career goals. Morrongiello scored a career-high five points on four goals and an assist and tied a school record with 10 ground balls.
We were able to implement everything we wanted to today, Sakonchick remarked. Today was one of our best transition games of the season.
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