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SEVEN SCORERS FLY LAX PAST OWLS

It was a game of runs, and in the end, the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team sprinted away from Bryn Mawr with its second Centennial Conference victory of the season.

After three straight Bryn Mawr goals, followed by four in a row by Muhlenberg, then two more by the Owls, and finally another three by the Mules spanning both halves, Bryn
MEN DROP SECOND STRAIGHT

For the second game in a row, the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team fell into a 6-0 hole and lost to an opponent that received votes in the national Division III poll. This time it was Dickinson, and the final score was 11-3.

Sophomore John DeLuca scored his first goal of the season for the Mules (5-5, 1-5) after a long run down the field.

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The home men’s tennis match against Ramapo was rained out. The Mules won two of three doubles matches, and singles was underway when the rain came.

Mawr scored three straight to tie the game at 9-9 with 20 minutes left to play. Muhlenberg then called a timeout to regroup.

“Our coach set us straight because we were losing the ball in transition,” said junior Marissa Capuano. “But we won the next draw, and we were able to keep possession and score.”

That goal was the start of yet another run for Muhlenberg (8-4, 2-4), and it was part of a stretch in which the team scored five of the final seven goals of the game to come out with the victory, 14-11.

Sophomore Ruth Morrongiello scored both of her goals during that final stretch, and she was instrumental in another run earlier in the game.

The Mules found themselves down 4-2 in the first half, but Morrongiello assisted on a score by freshman Amanda McGovern to start a four-goal Muhlenberg rally, en route to a 7-6 halftime lead. From that point on, the Mules allowed the Owls (3-9, 0-5) to tie the game once but never let them regain the lead.

“We had two losses last week, so this is a great win because we still have a chance to have a winning conference season and even break our
Amanda McGovern
In addition to her goal, McGovern recorded two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover.
overall wins record from last year,” Capuano said. “Now we have extra motivation to close out the season and keep winning.”

Morrongiello and McGovern were just two of seven players to score for the Mules. Leading the way with six points apiece were senior Katie Reimann (career-high-tying five goals, one assist) and junior Taylor Armstrong (two goals, four assists), but arguably the strongest all-around performance of the day came from Capuano. She finished the game with a season-high two goals, one assist, four caused turnovers and five ground balls.

“Most of all, I’m glad I was able to get that assist,” Capuano said. “It shows that we’re using the passing we’ve been working on and incorporating that into our game.”

Like Capuano, sophomore Marguerite Farell picked up five ground balls on the defensive end, and senior Kelli Sakonchick added six.

“The defense did a really great job after halftime to focus on Bryn Mawr’s big scorers and come up with a lot of great turnovers to help us improve on our transitions,” Capuano said.

Up next for the Mules is CC rival Swarthmore on Saturday, and they know it will be a key matchup.

“We have a lot of alumni coming back to watch us,” Capuano said, “and we have something to prove after losing to Swarthmore last year, so we’re really going to come out strong and play as hard as we can. This win put us in a better mindset, so we’re ready.”

(Updated 4/13)

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Last updated April 11, 2007