Muhlenberg wins matte award
In golf, a match-play match is said to be "dormie" when one of the players achieves a lead that matches the number of holes remaining.
When the Muhlenberg women's tennis team beat Moravian in late March it put the Mules dormie, up by five with five events to go, in the Matte Award standings.
So it was fitting that the competition came down to the men’s golf team, which clinched the Matte Award for the third year in a row at the Lehigh Valley Cup.
After running away with the annual all-sports competition the past two seasons, Muhlenberg showed it could win a tight contest as well with a 9-7 victory.
It’s the eighth straight season the trophy will stay in Allentown — Muhlenberg has won seven of the last eight years, with the 2007-08 competition ending in a tie.
Muhlenberg formally claimed the trophy at a luncheon attended by administrators, coaches and student-athletes from both schools.
“This is what Division III athletics is all about,” Muhlenberg athletic director Sam Beidleman said. “We have good, hard-fought competition, but at the end of the day both teams shake hands and go their separate ways.”
Below is a complete rundown of the 2010-11 Matte Award contests:
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