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Broadcasts of the Muhlenberg football team’s season-opening game at Kings Point on Saturday night will be available on the Internet at two sites.

WMUH will air the game (and all football games this year) live at 91.7 on the FM dial. To listen in, go to

The game will also be’s national game of the week. That broadcast will be at

The Muhlenberg-Kings Point game features two of the top running backs in Division III in the Mules’ Matt Bernardo and the Mariners’ David McNeal, both of whom received preseason All-America honors. Muhlenberg (10-2 last year) was ranked in the top 20 in two preseason Division III polls, while Kings Point (8-3) was named as one of “the next five” in’s preseason top 25.

Muhlenberg has won the last four season openers against Kings Point, including last year’s 54-3 victory.

Volleyball, Soccer Tourneys on Tap

Even though the football team is away, there will be plenty of action at Muhlenberg the next two days. Between the Buttermaker Tournament (volleyball), the Mule Invitational (soccer) and the field hockey game against Moravian, 25 contests are scheduled between 12 noon on Friday and 9 p.m. Saturday night. Here is a preview of the tournaments:

Volleyball: After winning the first four Buttermaker Tournaments in rather handy fashion, Muhlenberg upgraded the field last year and finished third. This year will be no easier, as defending tournament champion King’s (39-2 last year) is joined by Catholic (33-8) to give the Buttermaker two of the top teams in the region.

The 10-team tournament is divided into two pools of five. Muhlenberg faces Neumann on Friday at 4:00 in one of the tournament openers and squares off against Misericordia that night. The Mules will challenge Catholic on Saturday morning. The top teams in each pool meet for the championship Saturday at 4:00.

Men’s Soccer: This year’s tournament will feature a friendly coaching rivalry, as former Muhlenberg teammates and classmates Sean Topping and Tim O’Donohue match wits in the tournament finale. Topping’s Muhlenberg team is ranked fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, while O’Donohue’s Stevens Tech squad (17-4-1 last year, 0-0-1 this year) is fifth in the Metro.

The Mules open up tomorrow evening against Wabash (8-10, 1-2). Delaware Valley (3-15, 0-2) rounds out the tournament field.

Women’s Soccer: This will be Muhlenberg’s sixth attempt to win its own tournament, but to do so the Mules will have to go through two teams that made the NCAA Tournament in 2002: Scranton (15-4-1, 2-0), ranked fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and Greensboro (10-10, 1-0), ranked eighth in the South. Scranton has done well in its previous trips to Allentown, winning the tournament in 1998 and 2001 and finishing second in 2000.

Centennial Conference rival Haverford (11-7-1, 1-1) will also face the two NCAA teams in the predetermined format.

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Last updated September 4, 2003