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Monday, April 15, 2002
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

The top of the CC stayed the same after Western Maryland, Gettysburg and Muhlenberg won all their CC games. This Saturday, Gettysburg travels to Ursinus and Western Maryland to Muhlenberg. The Bullets also have CC doubleheaders at Franklin & Marshall (Tuesday) and home against Dickinson (Thursday). Dickinson hosts Western Maryland on Tuesday.
Western Md. 8-0 17-5
Gettysburg 8-0 18-6
MUHLENBERG 10-2 18-10
Ursinus 5-1 13-11-1
Dickinson 5-3 10-15
F & M 3-5 10-13
Washington 3-9 8-15-1
Swarthmore 0-10 0-19
Haverford 0-12 5-20
With six games left in the CC season, Muhlenberg has a three-game lead for the fourth and final playoff berth. The Mules still have to face Johns Hopkins and Franklin & Marshall. Hopkins suffered its first CC loss of the season at Dickinson, but rebounded to win its next three. The Blue Jays finish with five road games, including a doubleheader at Ursinus on Saturday. The Mules’ closest pursuers, Western Maryland and Haverford, meet in a Saturday twinbill.
Johns Hopkins 11-1 25-5
F & M 10-2 21-8
Ursinus 9-3 14-14
MUHLENBERG 8-4 17-12
Western Md. 5-7 13-10
Haverford 5-7 12-14
Gettysburg 4-8 9-15-1
Dickinson 4-8 8-16-1
Washington 2-10 11-14-1
Swarthmore 2-10 2-18-1

In women’s tennis, Washington (7-1) and Muhlenberg (6-1) are the only teams with one CC loss. The Shorewomen close out with Bryn Mawr (Wednesday) and Dickinson (Saturday), while the Mules have Bryn Mawr (Tuesday), Haverford (Wednesday) and Dickinson (next Wednesday). Should the teams remain tied, they would be declared co-champions ... In men’s tennis, Haverford took a big step in the race to finish second behind Washington with a 4-3 win against Johns Hopkins (3-2) on Saturday. The Fords (5-1) play at Muhlenberg (4-1) on Tuesday. The Mules have three difficult matches left, with Johns Hopkins (away on Saturday) and Washintgton home next Monday.

Women’s Lacrosse

Ursinus (7-0) clinched a playoff berth with a 25-5 win against Dickinson, while Washington (6-2) scored a big win by toppling Franklin & Marshall (2-3) in overtime. Gettysburg (6-1) knocked off Bryn Mawr, 22-5. Western Maryland (3-2) moved into fourth place with a 24-11 win against Haverford.


Muhlenberg athletes Meghan Woods, Danielle DeLucia and Joshua Carter have been honored by the Centennial Conference.

• Woods, a junior shortstop, was named softball player of Meghan Woods the week. She batted .556 with six runs scored, seven RBI, four doubles, a home run and a .944 slugging percentage in six games. Woods reached base safely in 12 consecutive plate appearances over three games, setting a school record with eight straight hits. She went 5-for-5 in the Washington doubleheader and tied a school record with her third home run of the season against Swarthmore.

For the season, Woods leads the Mules with a .346 batting average, seven doubles, two triples, 21 RBI and a .593 slugging percentage.

• DeLucia, a sophomore, was named softball pitcher of Danielle DeLuciathe week for the third time in her career after going 2-1 with a 0.78 ERA and allowing 12 hits while striking out 13 in three starts. She pitched her second one-hitter of the season to beat Swarthmore, retiring 13 of the last 15 batters she faced, and threw a four-hitter in a loss to New Jersey.

The 2001 CC pitcher of the year, DeLucia is 9-5 with a 1.43 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 88 innings while holding opponents to a .207 batting average. She has allowed one earned run or fewer in each of her last nine starts.

• Carter, a senior pitcher, was named baseball pitcher of the week for the Joshua
Cartersecond time in his career after tossing a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against Western Maryland. He struck out eight in the no-no, the third in CC history and believed to be the first in Muhlenberg history. Carter also drove in the first run of the 4-0 win with a two-out double in the second.

Carter is 6-2 with a 2.80 ERA for the season and is hitting a team-leading .377 with 16 RBI. He leads the CC in pitching wins and strikeouts (64 in 61 innings) as well as stolen bases (17). The first Mule pitcher since 1986 to win six games in a season, Carter needs nine strikeouts to break the school record of 72 in a season and two hits to become the program’s all-time leader.

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Last updated April 15, 2002