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1999 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of April 5 to April 11
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Katie Kenny 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.

Mule softball 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 score.

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 results.
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 scores.
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 box score.
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 Muhlenberg highlights.

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.

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Last updated April 11, 1999