Field Hockey, Women's Soccer Seasons End in ECAC Tournament

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - page 2

Outstanding seasons for the Muhlenberg field hockey and women’s soccer teams came to an end on their home fields in ECAC Tournament first-round games.

Field hockey lost a heartbreaker to Stevenson, 1-0 in overtime, in an ECAC Mid-Atlantic game, while women’s soccer fell to Wilkes, 3-0, in the ECAC South Tournament.

Emily Boyle Field hockey team put up a tough fight and played terrific defense in its game. The lone goal came off a scramble in front of the cage 3:13 into the extra period.

It looked like the Mustangs (13-7) were going to break through late in the second half, but Muhlenberg made play after play to keep things scoreless at the end of regulation. Senior goalie Sierra Lenker made a diving save on a stroke in the 65th minute, and sophomore Emily Boyle (left) defused back-to-back penalty corner opportunities as the second half came to a close.

Muhlenberg (12-6) dominated stretches of each half and had the majority of the chances throughout. The Mules had a goal disallowed in the first half.

Courtney Simon The loss ends the impressive careers of nine Mules: Lauren Jordan, Christine Germaske, Meghan Gill, Samantha Swire, Allie Califano, Heather Porrini, Kayleigh Thies, Ray Gallagher and Lenker.

Muhlenberg’s 12 wins this season are its most since 2007.
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Women’s soccer gave up an early goal and spent most of the night trying to catch up in its game.

The Colonels (12-8) scored off a failed clear in the third minute and took advantage of another miscue in the back to make it 2-0 late in the half.

Keeping in mind a game against DeSales last month in which they overcame a two-goal deficit to tie, the Mules (11-7-2) put pressure on Wilkes at the start of the second half but could not find the mark. Wilkes put the game away by scoring off a throw with 21:50 left.

Seniors Colleen Touhey, Krissy Fioretti and Audrey Zamichow played in their final game for the Mules, who reached double digits in wins for the first time in five years.
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pictured at right: sophomore Courtney Simon