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1998-99 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of January 4 to January 10
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
AREVALO NAMED VOLLEYBALL COACH
Muhlenberg College has hired Stewart Arevalo, who spent the last two years turning around the Cedar Crest College program, as its head volleyball coach. He replaces Mike Krause, who resigned at the close Stewart Arevalo of the 1998 season. Cedar Crest improved its record from 4-19 to 9-14 in 1998, Arevalo's second year at the helm, and qualified for the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) playoffs for the first time in school history. For his success with such a young squad, which included 10 first-year players, Arevalo was named coach of the year by the PAC. A native of Argentina, Arevalo played on the Argentinean Junior National Under-16 team and was an outside hitter for Club Olympia of Buenos Aires from 1992 to 1993. He served as an assistant coach for the Cross Court Junior Olympic Program last spring.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, January 5
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 70, Grove City 61. Muhlenberg jumped out to an early lead, then held on late to advance to the championship game of the Greyhound Classic for the 10th time in as many tries. The Mules will face host Moravian, a 64-46 victor over Ramapo, in the final. Junior ERIC NOTHSTEIN scored 15 of his season-high 17 points in the first half as Muhlenberg sped to a 42-26 lead at the break. The spread was 19, 53-34, with 14:17 to play, but the Mules went more than eight minutes without scoring and more than nine minutes without a field goal. Grove City got as close as three points, but junior MATT SCHNEIDER made seven of eight free throws down the stretch to help clinch the win. Schneider finished with 10 points, all from the line, while senior JIM DOUMATO and junior CHRIS KENNY scored 13 apiece. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, January 6
MEN'S BASKETBALL Moravian 70, Muhlenberg 66. In a typically tight tournament championship game between the two rivals, Moravian pulled away in the final three minutes to capture the Greyhound Classic title. There were five second-half ties in this contest, the last at 61 with five minutes to go. The last three tournament title matchups between the Mules and the Hounds have been decided by a total of 11 points. Senior JIM DOUMATO had 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to earn All-Tournament honors for the sixth time in his career. Junior CHRIS KENNY also was named to the All-Tournament team after scoring 11 points in the final. Junior MARK MORRISON added 11. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Oneonta State 39, Muhlenberg 9. The Mules won only one contested bout (by freshman BILL HOLSINGER at 141) in their first competition in 27 days. Freshman ANDY FAUST won by forfeit at 149. Click here for box score.

Thursday, January 7
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Moravian 64, Muhlenberg 49. Playing for the first time in four weeks, the Mules struggled from start to finish against their local rivals. Senior AMANDA WATERBURY was 7-of-10 from the field in scoring 15 points, while sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Click here for box score.

Saturday, January 9
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Keene State 58, Muhlenberg 54. Keene State scored the final five points of the game to send Muhlenberg into the consolation game of the Williams Winter Classic. Senior SARAH CLARKE led the Mules with 14 points, while sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN scored 11 and senior AMANDA WATERBURY posted her fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman LINDSAY ST. LAWRENCE, making her first career start, scored a career-high nine points. Click here for box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 74, Western Maryland 57. The Mules scored the first 11 points of the game and breezed to their first Centennial Conference win of the season. In winning for the 81st time in its last 100 home games, Muhlenberg nearly had three players post double-doubles. Junior MATT SCHNEIDER did get a double-double, the first of his career, with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Senior JIM DOUMATO had 14 points and nine rebounds and junior KENYAMO McFARLANE added season highs of 11 points and nine rebounds off the bench. It was the ninth consecutive game in which a non-starter scored in double figures. Sophomore RYAN GRAVER added a career-high nine points. Muhlenberg, which is 7-3 for the first time in six years, outrebounded the Green Terror 47-31. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Muhlenberg cancelled its participation in the North/South Duals at Princeton due to poor road conditions.

Sunday, January 10
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Babson 57, Muhlenberg 49. The Mules forced 33 turnovers, but were plagued by poor shooting (27.6 percent) in dropping the consolation game of the Williams Winter Classic. Senior SARAH CLARKE had nine points, four rebounds and four assists to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Senior JILL ROTH and freshman LINDSAY ST. LAWRENCE also scored nine points, while freshman JENNIFER RISLEY scored a career-best seven. Muhlenberg cut an early 18-3 deficit to one but could never quite catch up. Click here for box score.


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Last updated January 10, 1999