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1999 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of March 29 to April 4
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Tuesday, March 30
SOFTBALL William Paterson 8, Muhlenberg 6; William Paterson 8, Muhlenberg 0. Down 8-1 in the fifth inning of the first game, the Mules scored five runs and got the tying runs on base, but they would not score again the rest of the afternoon. Junior CHRISTINE BIECHY capped the big inning with a two-run double. William Paterson is ranked 18th in Division III. Click here for line scores.
GOLF finished third at Elizabethtown's Blue Jay Classic. Muhlenberg showed well in its first meet of the 1999 regular season. The Mules were second among 17 Division III schools, four strokes behind 1998 NCAA Tournament invitee Susquehanna, and defeated the four other Centennial Conference schools in the tournament. Sophomore MATT BERMAN was one of only four golfers to shoot in the 70s, with a 78. Click here for complete results.
LACROSSE Muhlenberg 18, Dickinson 16. Senior ALLYSON CROOKS scored a career-high six goals as Muhlenberg broke a three-game losing streak to notch its first Centennial Conference win of the season. Crooks scored five times in the first half alone to help the Mules open up a 12-6 lead. Dickinson crept back to within one goal at 16-15 before senior KATIE KENNY and freshman MELISSA EICKEN iced the game with two late goals. Kenny scored five times for her seventh straight hat trick dating back to last year. Sophomore MIRUNA LOVIN netted four goals. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Haverford 8, Muhlenberg 1. A win by sophomore STEPHANIE POWERS at No. 2 singles was all the Mules could muster against Haverford. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Haverford 5.5, Muhlenberg 1.5. Sophomore ROBBY RICHMAN and senior JON MANDELBAUM accounted for all of Muhlenberg's wins at Haverford. Richman, returning from a back injury, won in three sets at singles and teamed with Mandelbaum for a doubles win. Mandelbaum's singles match was stopped by darkness with the score tied at a set apiece. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, March 31
BASEBALL Allentown 8, Muhlenberg 6. The Mules had perennial power Allentown down to its last strike in the ninth, but a two-run double gave the Centaurs a dramatic win. Muhlenberg scored all its runs in the third, the big hits being a two-run single by freshman BEN LEISAWITZ and a two-run double by sophomore PAUL LUONGO. Sophomore TIM HABERBUSCH pitched seven strong innings, allowing only three hits. Click here for line score.
MEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 6, Lebanon Valley 3. Senior JON MANDELBAUM knocked off Lebanon Valley's previously undefeated No. 1 singles player in straight sets, then teamed up with sophomore ROBBY RICHMAN to win at first doubles. The Muhlenberg duo trailed 4-1 in the second set of that match but came back to win the last five games. Richman won his singles match and senior JOHN BRINER was a double winner as well. Click here for box score.

Thursday, April 1
BASEBALL at Delaware Valley, rained out
LACROSSE East Stroudsburg 15, Muhlenberg 9. It was 5-5 at halftime, but the Division II Warriors opened the second half with an 8-1 run to take control. Senior KATIE KENNY scored five goals for her eighth straight hat trick dating back to last season. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 6, Dickinson 3. Muhlenberg swept doubles for the first time in five years, then split the singles matches to post its first Centennial Conference win of the season. Sophomores STEPHANIE POWERS and MARISSA LUTZER and freshman JESSICA TANIS were double winners. Click here for box score.

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Last updated April 1, 1999