News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
KENNY 10th IN SCORING
Through games of April 4, Muhlenberg senior lacrosse
player Katie Kenny ranked 10th in Division III in goals scored. Kenny
found the back of the net 25 times in the first six games of the season
for an average of 4.17 goals per game. She had scored at least three
goals in all six games and had three games with five goals.
MULES HAVE ONLY WIN VS. TOP-RANKED TEAM
The first national Division III softball rankings of the
1999 season were released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association
on April 7. The top-ranked team in the country is Simpson, with a record
of 24-1. The only team to calm The Storm -- Muhlenberg, by a 5-4 score in
Florida on March 9. Click
here for the complete poll.
Monday, April 5
WOMEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 7, Rutgers-Newark 2.
For the second straight match, Muhlenberg swept the doubles, and for the
second straight match, Muhlenberg won. Sophomores KERRI WALDOWSKI and
STEPHANIE POWERS, freshman KRSITEN DiLORENZO and junior MARNY BAXT were
all double winners. Click here for box
Tuesday, April 6
BASEBALL Ursinus 8, Muhlenberg 5. Ursinus scored
five runs in the top of the seventh to take control of the game. The
Mules had taken a 5-1 lead with four in the second. Consecutive
broken-bat hits by freshman JOSHUA CARTER and sophomore JAMES BARSKI
drove in the first two runs, and Carter stole home for the fourth.
Muhlenberg could manage only three baserunners the rest of the way,
however. Click here for line score.
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 8, Dickinson 7; Muhlenberg 5,
Dickinson 3. Muhlenberg snapped Dickinson's 10-game winning
streak and took the early lead in the Centennial Conference race by
coming from behind to win in both games. The Mules trailed
7-6 going into the sixth inning of the first game until freshman LIZ
KOSTELNICK tied the score with a sacrifice fly and senior JACKIE
VANDERSTREET tripled home the winning run. Junior HEATHER DREBY struck
out a career-high 10, becoming the first Muhlenberg pitcher to reach double
digits in a seven-inning game in five years. In the second game, senior
ALI HATOLA singled in the tying run in the fourth, stole second, and
scored the go-ahead run on an error. Freshman ANGIE TYSON pitched an
eight-hitter, allowing no earned runs and striking out five. The Mules
have reached double digits in wins for the 15th consecutive season. Click here for line scores.
GOLF finished fifth at Gettysburg Invitational.
The Mules were fifth out of 15 teams, and third out of 12 Division III
teams, at the Gettysburg Invitational. Sophomore MATT BERMAN tied for
sixth among 74 golfers with a 76. Click
here for complete results.
LACROSSE Muhlenberg 17, Bryn Mawr 5. Junior
SHANNON LOWTHER scored a career-high six points on four goals and two
assists to lead the Mules to their easiest win of the season. Sophomore
MIRUNA LOVIN and senior KATIE KENNY each scored four goals in the first
half as Muhlenberg sprinted out to an 11-1 lead. Lovin finished with five
goals to tie a career high. Freshman KARIN JACOBUS, who had been injured,
scored a goal in her first career game. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 7, Dickinson 0.
Muhlenberg scored its first shutout win of the season to even its record
at 3-3. Senior JON MANDELBAUM, sophomores ROBBY RICHMAN and ADAM EVANS
and junior SIDDHARTHA VELANDY were all double winners. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, April 7
WOMEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 6, Bryn Mawr 3. The top
three players in the singles lineup -- sophomores KERRI WALDOWSKI and
STEPHANIE POWERS and freshman KRISTEN DiLORENZO -- all won at both
singles and doubles to lead the Mules to their third straight win. Powers
won her fourth consecutive singles match. Freshman JESSICA TANIS came
from behind to win in three sets at sixth singles. Click here for box score.
Thursday, April 8
SOFTBALL Gettysburg 5, Muhlenberg 2; Muhlenberg
9, Gettysburg 1. Senior ELIZABETH BILLIE had three hits and drove in
three runs to support the four-hit pitching of freshman ANGIE TYSON
as Muhlenberg salvaged a split of this Centennial Conference
doubleheader. The Mules got seven consecutive singles to
start the second game, including two-run hits by Billie and senior JACKIE
VANDERSTREET. Billie later scored from second on a wild pitch and drove
in the game-ending run by giving Muhlenberg an eight-run lead in the
fifth. She now has 143 career hits and needs just two more to break the
school record. Freshmen LORI BLANCHFIELD and LIZ KOSTELNICK and junior
MELISSA NARDI all had two hits in the second game. Blanchfield also had
two hits and Nardi an RBI double in the first game. Click here for line scores.
GOLF finished fifth at Moravian Invitational.
After winning at Moravian three straight times, the Mules slipped to
fifth. Junior MATT DEIBERT tied for third overall out of 102 golfers with a
six-over-par 77. Click here for complete
MEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 4, Albright 3. Senior JON
MANDELBAUM's third-set win at No. 1 singles was the deciding match as the
Mules won their third in a row and knocked off the defending MAC champions.
Albright won the doubles point, but Muhlenberg took four of the six
singles matches. Wins by sophomores ROBBY RICHMAN, ADAM EVANS and MIKE
McCORMICK preceded Mandelbaum's. Click
here for box score.
Friday, April 9
BASEBALL at Ursinus, postponed to April 12
Saturday, April 10
BASEBALL Western Maryland 6, Muhlenberg 1;
Muhlenberg 9, Western Maryland 5. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER's two-run single
ignited a six-run sixth inning as Muhlenberg came from behind in the
second game to earn a split. The Mules trailed 3-0 at one point, but
Carter stayed in a rundown long enough to force an errant throw that
resulted in the tying run in the fifth. After the Green Terror went up
4-3 in the top of the sixth, Carter's hit put Muhlenberg ahead. Sophomore
JAMES BARSKI followed with a two-run double, and junior CHUCK DRAPER, who
also stole three bases, singled home Barski and later scored himself.
Western Maryland got the tying run to the plate in seventh, but junior CHRIS
OWEN came on in relief to retire the last batter and save the first win
of the season for senior MARC LEZINSKI. In the opener, Barski had two
hits, and sophomore TIM HABERBUSCH set a school record for pitchers with
eight assists. Click here for line
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 5, Franklin & Marshall 0;
Franklin & Marshall 7, Muhlenberg 6. Freshman ANGIE TYSON threw her first
career shutout, a one-hitter, and senior ELIZABETH BILLIE became
Muhlenberg's all-time hit leader in the first game. Tyson allowed only a
clean single to left in the second and struck out five to win her third
in a row. She also had two hits and drove in a run. Billie's two singles
gave her 145 hits for her career, breaking the school record of 144 set by
Chris Churetta (1987-90). Billie added three more hits, two for extra
bases, in the second game, but Franklin & Marshall hit a three-run homer
with two outs in the sixth for a dramatic win. Junior CHRISTINE BIECHY
also had three hits in the second game. Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE Western Maryland 14, Muhlenberg 10. For
the second time in three games, Muhlenberg was tied at halftime but could
not pull out a win. The Mules trailed only 10-9 midway through the second
half but scored just once the rest of the way. Senior KATIE KENNY scored
five goals for her 10th straight hat trick. Sophomore KERRY LAMBERT
scored once and added five ground balls and four draw controls. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Washington 7, Muhlenberg 0.
Five-time defending Centennial Conference champion Washington extended
its winning streak in league matches to 44. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 7, Washington 2. The
Mules extended their winning streak to four -- their longest in six years
-- with a win at Washington. For the third time in those four matches,
Muhlenberg swept doubles. Sophomore STEPHANIE POWERS extended her
combined (singles and doubles) winning streak to nine matches. Other
double winners were sophomore KERRI WALDOWSKI, junior MARNY BAXT and
freshman JESSICA TANIS. Click here for
TRACK Men finished 10th and women 13th at Messiah
Invitational. Junior ERIN QUINLIVAN made school history at Messiah,
becoming Muhlenberg's first female pole vaulter. She cleared the bar at 7
feet, 6 inches to tie for fourth place. Classmate KATRINA BECK was the
top placewinner for the women, coming in second in the high jump.
Freshman WILL ELSON won the 800 meters and placed second in the 1500 at
the 18-team meet. Click here for
Sunday, April 11
MEN'S TENNIS Carnegie Mellon 6, Muhlenberg 1.
The Mules won two matches and one point against visiting Carnegie Mellon.
Playing together for the first time, senior JARED SHAFER and sophomore
MIKE McCORMICK posted an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles. Sophomore ROBBY
RICHMAN was leading his singles match in the second set when his opponent
retired. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Carnegie Mellon 6, Muhlenberg 3.
Sophomore STEPHANIE POWERS won her fifth straight doubles match and
freshman JESSICA TANIS won at singles for the third straight time, although
the Mules had their four-match winning streak snapped. Freshman RANDI SCHNUR
also won at singles. Click here for box score.
GOLF finished second at Glenmaura National
Collegiate Invitational. Muhlenberg held a two-stroke lead after the
first round, but could not hold it and wound up second to Susquehanna by
seven strokes. The Mules handily beat two of their regional rivals, New
Jersey (by seven strokes) and 1998 Centennial Conference champion Western
Maryland (by 17). Junior MATT SKILTON tied for second with a 36-hole
total of 155, while sophomores STEVEN MOORE (seventh) and MATT BERMAN
(10th) also finished in the top 10. Click
here for complete results.