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The Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team knocked the Lady Monarchs off of their throne, at least for one game.

The Mules opened the 2007 season with a 12-10 victory over King’s, making this the second year in a row the team has begun the season with a win at home. This game
Taylor Armstrong
Armstrong scored the Mules’ first goal of the 2007 season just 31 seconds into the game. She also dished out three assists.
was originally scheduled to be played in Wilkes-Barre, but it was switched to Scotty Wood Stadium due to field conditions at King’s.

With the score tied at 9-9, senior Katie Reimann scored the first of her two goals on the afternoon to give the Mules the lead for good in the 49th minute. The Mules scored two more goals the rest of the way – one by sophomore Sara Hiller and the other by Reimann – while holding King’s to just one, sealing the victory.

“It was a close game, so this win was definitely a relief,” said sophomore Ruth Morrongiello, who recorded a hat trick with a career-high five goals and caused four turnovers. “We’re a young team that’s still learning how to play together, so it’s nice to come out and make a point by earning the W.”

In the first half, a King’s score cut Muhlenberg’s lead to 6-5 just over 16 minutes into the game, but the Mules scored three goals in the next nine minutes to take a four-goal lead, 9-5. Morrongiello scored two of her five goals in that stretch, sandwiched between one by Hiller and one by freshman Alyssa Bascelli.

King’s then scored the next four goals of the game – spanning both halves – to knot the score at 9-9, 45:54 into the game.

The location of the game wasn’t the only change for Muhlenberg in this contest. The team had to play without its usual starting goalie, but freshman Rachel Danziger stepped into the spotlight and recorded 10 saves in her debut.

On the offensive end, Morrongiello led the Mules, scoring on each of her first five shots. Freshman Tara Cohn and Bascelli each scored the first goals of their careers.

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Last updated March 1, 2007