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2000-01 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of January 15 to January 21
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Monday, January 15
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 61, Susquehanna 52. In one of their best defensive efforts of the season, the Mules held Susquehanna to 29-percent shooting to pick up their second straight win. Muhlenberg let a 14-point second-half lead slip to three with just under three minutes to play, then held the Crusaders without a field goal the rest of the way. Senior Jessica Drennan recorded her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Junior Lindsay St. Lawrence led the Mules with 13 points. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, January 16
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 31, Scranton 15. Muhlenberg overcame an early 12-0 deficit by capturing all but one of the final seven bouts and won its eighth match in a row. The victory enabled the Mules to reach double digits in wins for the first time since 1993. Senior Dan Ochoa began the comeback with the first of three quick Muhlenberg pins. Ochoa (184) flattened his opponent in 58 seconds, junior Tyler Cathey (heavyweight) in 1:20 and sophomore Nate Yeasted (133) in 47 seconds. Cathey remained undefeated at 8-0. Junior 149-pounder Bill Holsinger escaped with an 11-10 win in the final bout for his 12th straight win. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, January 17
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 78, Washington (Md.) 69. Senior Jennifer O’Neill scored 10 of her team-high 13 points in the second half to lead Muhlenberg to its third straight win. The Mules shot 50 percent in the first half to open up a 16-point lead and upped their margin to as many as 18 early in the second half. Washington made a run, but two three-point plays by O’Neill in a span of 48 seconds helped keep Muhlenberg ahead. O’Neill also tied a career high with 9 rebounds, just missing her first career double-double. Junior Lindsay St. Lawrence scored 11 points, and freshman Becky Richmond had a career-high 9 points. Click here for box score.
MEN’S BASKETBALL Washington (Md.) 77, Muhlenberg 62. A second-half comeback effort fell short in Muhlenberg’s seventh consecutive loss at Washington. The Mules trailed by 18 early in the second half before going on a 15-0 run to get within three with 11:48 to play, but that was as close as they would get. Junior Bill Cwieka scored 8 of his career-high 17 points in the big run. Junior John-Paul Pawlowski played a big role in the comeback effort, holding the Centennial Conference’s leading scorer to two points over the first 18 minutes of the second half. Click here for box score.

Thursday, January 18
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 33, Albright 9. The Mules tied the school record for consecutive wins in one season with their ninth straight victory. The record was set at the end of the 1992-93 season. Muhlenberg got three forfeit wins, an injury default and decisions from juniors Bill Holsinger, David Jenning and Tyler Cathey. Click here for box score.

Friday, January 19
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD at Kutztown Invitational. Four school records fell in the Mules’ first meet of the season as a complete team. Junior Will Elson won the 800 meters in a school-record time of 1:58.63 that also qualified him for the ECAC Championships. In the 400 meters, freshman Josh Cohen broke the school record he set last week, finishing third with a 52.4. The women who put their names in the record books were senior Laura Roth (2:28.9 in the 800) and freshman Trisha Yordy (8.03 in the 55 meters). Click here for Muhlenberg highlights.

Saturday, January 20
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Swarthmore 59, Muhlenberg 48. Muhlenberg rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to tie the score at 43-all with under eight minutes to play, but Swarthmore scored the next 13 points to pull away for a key Centennial Conference East Division win. A win by the Mules would have put them in a first-place tie with the Garnet. Junior Lindsay St. Lawrence had 16 points to lead Muhlenberg. Click here for box score.
MEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 79, Swarthmore 74. Sophomore Anthony Strachan made six free throws in the final 43 seconds to lead Muhlenberg to a win in its first overtime game of the season. The victory lifted the Mules into a three-way tie for first in the Centennial Conference East. Muhlenberg had taken a 72-69 lead with 1:13 left in overtime on a three-pointer by sophomore Michael Rossmell, but Swarthmore hit a three just 16 seconds later. The Mules scored the next seven points, all on free throws. Strachan finished with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for his second double-double. Junior Michael Barletta made four three-pointers and led Muhlenberg with 17 points. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 39, Johns Hopkins 9; Muhlenberg 25, Gettysburg 15. With its two wins, Muhlenberg set the school record for most consecutive wins in a season (11) and tied the mark for most wins in a season (13). The Mules are 4-0 in the Centennial Conference and will wrestle for the dual-meet championship on Feb. 1 at Ursinus. Freshman Bill Cummins got Muhlenberg off to a good start by recording his first career win on a first-period pin against Hopkins. Sophomore Jed Wulfekotte also recorded his first pin of the season. Junior Bill Holsinger improved to 27-3 and extended his personal winning streak to 15, while junior Tyler Cathey moved to 11-0 this season and 11-0 for his career in CC matches. Senior Jason McLean’s two wins included his eighth major decision of the season. Click here for box scores.

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Last updated January 20, 2001