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 Mike Falk
 Sports Information Director
 Muhlenberg College
 2400 Chew Street
 Allentown PA 18104

Women’s Lacrosse
2004 Season Review:

The Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team started and ended the season with impressive wins, but could not put together a run in the middle of the year to challenge for the Centennial Conference playoffs.

The Mules opened the season with a 21-7 win at Moravian, and closed it with an
Candice Coffman
Coffman scored two goals against Elizabethtown in her final collegiate game.
18-4 defeat of Elizabethtown and finished 5-9, 2-7 in the CC.

Sophomore Courtney Tapkas put together another outstanding season with 43 goals and seven assists and made the All-CC second team. She broke a school record by scoring a goal in 29 straight games, dating back to the beginning of last season and her career. With 115 career goals and 134 career points, she ranks fifth on each ’Berg all-time list.

The Mules notched CC wins at home against Bryn Mawr and at Swarthmore. They also defeated Methodist, 15-7, during a weeklong training trip to Orlando, Fla.

Shannon Donohue, also a sophomore, was second on the team with 37 points. She tied junior Christa Carlstrand for second with 26 goals. Carlstrand recorded 10 assists, one fewer than Donohue and third on the team.

Freshman Katie Reimann made an impact all over the field. She led the squad with 13
Kristen Kastner
Kastner tied for second on the team with 15 caused turnovers.
assists and 24 draw controls. With 16 caused turnovers, she shared the team lead with senior Candice Coffman, who topped all field players with 33 ground balls.

Almost all of the Mules’ offense should return in 2005. Freshmen and sophomores scored 115 of the team’s 150 goals, and juniors netted 31 of them. Freshman Elizabeth Alexander tallied 19 goals, while Reimann and sophomore Jessica Geiger scored 12 each.

Muhlenberg will have to deal with the loss of the defense of seniors Coffman, Giselle Aerni and Kristen Kastner. Aerni and Kastner totaled 96 starts on defense in their careers, and Coffman was an ever-present defensive force in the midfield. She also scored 12 career goals.

Junior Diana Bleakley made 148 saves to move to second in Mule history with 522 in her career. She started every game and led the team with 36 ground balls. She had eight double-digit save games, including a season-high 22 at Dickinson.

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