Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pa.
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Friday, September 7, 2001
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Junior Brendan Gallagher placed third out of 78 runners with a time of 26:41.2 at the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Championships, which is run on the home course of Lehigh. Gallagher’s successful race helped the Mules place fifth out of seven teams. Sophomore Rob Uniszkiewicz was second on Muhlenberg, placing 16th overall with a time of 27:28.7, while sophomore Brian Cash came in third for the Mules with an overall place of 31st and a time of 27:57.2.

For the women, senior Katie Garrett led the way, placing 17th overall with a time of 23:51.6. As a team, the Mules placed sixth out of seven teams. Sophomores Erica Norey and Diana Garretto and freshman Jenna Belisonzi also placed in the top half of the race’s 84 runners for Muhlenberg. Click here for box score.

Women’s Soccer Falls to Scranton

The Muhlenberg volleyball and men’s soccer teams swept through the first day of their respective tournaments and will play for championships tomorrow.

• Volleyball: Muhlenberg 3, Albright 0; Muhlenberg 3, Arcadia 0. The Mules recorded two three-game sweeps to win Pool A of the Buttermaker Tournament.

In Muhlenberg’s first match, they overwhelmed Albright, 30-11, 30-11, 30-21. The Mules were led by senior Laura Funsten’s 20 assists and five service aces. Junior Lisa Giammalvo also added nine kills and Dana Ferrelli contributed nine kills and six digs.

In the second match, Muhlenberg again dominated, this time sweeping Arcadia, 30-21, 30-18, 30-23. Once again, Funsten paced the Mules with 30 assists and seven digs, while sophomore Maria Polukia contributed 17 digs. Sophomore Kate Woodruff tallied 13 digs and junior Dana Ferrelli provided 11 kills and three service aces.

Muhlenberg will play for the championship tomorrow, looking to win the Buttermaker Tournament for the fourth time in four years. Click here for box scores.

• Men’s Soccer: Muhlenberg 2, Oswego State 0. Junior Kevin Welding scored the game-winning goal with only a little under four minutes remaining in the game to break a scoreless tie and give Muhlenberg (2-0) a win over Oswego (2-1) in the first day of games in the Kwik Goal/T.G.I. Friday’s Classic.

After a scoreless first half full of great defensive play, Welding scored his first goal of the season off a steal he created right in front of the Oswego net. Junior David Vassilaros scored his first goal on an assist from Evan Smallwood only 22 seconds later to secure the 2-0 victory for the Mules.

It was both a physical and emotional game, with five yellow cards and one red card being issued during the course of the game. Muhlenberg outshot Oswego, 14-4.

Muhlenberg will face No. 17 Drew tomorrow night for the championship, as Drew defeated Frostburg State 1-0 in overtime in the other men’s matchup. Click here for box score.

• Women’s Soccer: Scranton 3, Muhlenberg 0. For the third time in four years, Scranton toppled Muhlenberg in the Kwik Goal/T.G.I.Friday’s Classic. Scranton (3-1) scored three goals in the second half to overcome Muhlenberg (2-2), erasing a scoreless first half that was very evenly played.

Although the Mules outshot Scranton, they could not find the back of the net against a tough Royals' defense. Rhode Island College and Oswego State played to a scoreless tie in the other women's matchup. Click here for box score.

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Last updated September 7, 2001