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Wednesday, October 3, 2001
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Women’s Soccer Continues to Roll

• Upon Further Review: Contrary to what appeared here yesterday, the Muhlenberg women’s soccer team is ranked in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In fact, the Mules moved up to fourth place following a 3-0 week that extended their winning streak to eight. The rankings that were posted yesterday were incorrect due to late reporting. Here are the correct rankings:

1. New Jersey (9-0)
2. Messiah (8-0)
3. Elizabethtown (9-2)
4t. MUHLENBERG (10-2)
4t. Gettysburg (6-4-1)
6. Johns Hopkins (7-1-1)
7. Dickinson (8-1-1)
8. Salisbury (5-1-2)
9. Rowan (6-2)
10. Montclair State (6-1-2)

• Bernardo Second in Scoring: Sophomore Matt Bernardo of the Muhlenberg football team ranks second in Division III in scoring through games of Sept. 29. With 14 touchdowns in five games, he is averaging 16.8 points per game. Bernardo also is 22nd in rushing with an average of 124.4 yards per game. Senior Joshua Carter is tied for 22nd in punt returns (14.3 average) and 27th in all-purpose yards per game (166.8). As a team, the Mules are tied for 26th in scoring offense at 35.8 points per game.

• Volleyball: Muhlenberg 3, Haverford 0: The Mules (11-5, 4-1) sprinted out to a 14-5 lead in the first game and never looked back in scoring the stunning three-game sweep. The Fords entered the match
Laura Funsten
Senior Laura Funsten recorded her 2,500th career assist in the Mules’ sweep of regionally ranked Haverford.
ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“Normally we let the other team set the tempo and try to get a feeling for the match,” noted junior Dana Ferrelli, who recorded nine kills and team-highs of 18 digs and five service aces. “But this time we came out and set the tempo, and we didn’t let up.”

Junior Lisa Giammalvo led a balanced offense with 10 kills and added 14 digs. Junior Meaghan Billie had nine kills, and sophomore Maria Poluka registered 15 digs for the Mules, who closed the match with a decisive 30-12 win in the third game.

Laura Funsten, the only senior on the team, had 15 digs and 32 assists. She now has 2,509 assists for her career.

“We really played like a team tonight,” said Ferrelli. “With wins against Hopkins [on Saturday] and Haverford, it gives us a lot of confidence going into our next two matches, which are very important.”

After a trip to Oneonta State this weekend, the Mules return home for big matches against Centennial Conference powers Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg. Click here for box score.

• Women’s Soccer: Muhlenberg 4, Bryn Mawr 0. Senior Jennie Vroman scored a goal in each half as Muhlenberg (11-2, 5-0) breezed to its ninth straight win and maintained its hold on first place in the Centennial Conference.

Sophomore Dawn Iberer and junior Michele Zito also scored for the Mules, who have outscored their opponents 24-2 during the streak. It was the 10th goal of the season for Iberer, making her the third player in team history to reach double figures in goals in two seasons. Freshman Jenn Arrow assisted on the last goal for her first career point. Click here for box score.

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Last updated October 3, 2001