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Monday, February 25, 2008

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stevens ducks out with men’s lax win

Women’s Basketball Playoff Schedule Set

The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team will travel to Franklin & Marshall for the Centennial Conference playoffs and play in the first semifinal.

The Mules (19-6) are slated to face Dickinson at 1:00 on Saturday, March 1, followed by the second semifinal between Franklin & Marshall and the winner of Wednesday night’s McDaniel-at-Gettysburg contest.

The semifinal winners meet on Sunday, March 2, at 2:00, for the conference championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students 13-18 without college identification. Students from participating schools and youths 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Check back later in the week for a playoff preview.

The Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team gave an inspired effort in the first of its four early games against nationally ranked teams, but No. 20 Stevens held on to win, 7-5, in the season
Mike Brown
Senior Mike Brown assisted on both of Lolley’s fourth-quarter goals.
opener for both teams.

The Mules, who open Centennial Conference play in March with consecutive games against nationally ranked Washington, Gettysburg and Haverford, outshot the Ducks, 31-20, and nearly erased a four-goal second half deficit.

Down 6-2 late in the third quarter, Muhlenberg began its comeback when senior Josh Mosberg scored his first career goal. Junior Andrew Lolley completed his third career hat trick by scoring twice in a span of 1:28 early in the fourth quarter, and with 10:45 on the clock suddenly the Mules were within a goal.

Muhlenberg’s best chance to tie the score came when a Duck player was penalized for slashing with 6:03 left, but the Stevens man-down unit not only killed off the penalty, it also scored an insurance goal. The Mules were 0-for-8 on extra-man chances on the night.

A Muhlenberg goal with 4:22 left was disallowed because the scorer entered the crease.

Junior John DeLuca picked up a game-high six ground balls and scored a goal, leading a defense that held Stevens well below its 2007 average of 15.55 goals per game, which ranked second in Division III. Senior Luke LaMarca went 5-for-7 on faceoffs.
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