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Wednesday, March 19, 2003
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• Softball: The College of New Jersey took advantage of Muhlenberg errors and swept a doubleheader, 8-1 and 5-1, spoiling the Mules’ home opener.

The Muhlenberg (1-8) pitchers allowed only eight hits in the two games. Freshman Kristina Cartolano tossed a three-hitter in the nightcap and allowed only one earned run.

Freshman Tara DeMarzo drove in the lone Mule run in the opener with a pinch-hit single in the sixth. Freshman Missy DeFrain singled in a run in the sixth inning of the second game.

Junior Nicole Sarno had three hits in the twinbill.

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• Women’s Tennis: Muhlenberg suffered an 8-1 loss at Swarthmore in its first match as defending Centennial Conference co-champion.

Freshman Amy Schmidt won in three sets at second singles for the Mules’ lone point.

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• Baseball: Junior Chris O’Connor pitched a complete-game six-hitter and senior Justin Rubenstein drove in three runs as Muhlenberg defeated Wilkes, 7-1, to win its fourth straight game.

It was the second straight nine-inning complete game by a left-hander for the Mules (8-3), who got one from sophomore Gregg Burkhart yesterday.

O’Connor, who improved to 3-0 for the season, retired 13 straight batters after allowing a run in the third and did not give up another hit until two were out in the ninth.

Muhlenberg tied the score in the bottom of the third on a two-out RBI double by sophomore C.J. Kessler, then broke the game open with four runs in the next inning. Senior Justin Graf smacked an RBI double, and Rubenstein and freshman Matt Tobia each had an RBI single in the big inning.

Rubenstein’s third hit of the game, a two-run single in the eighth,
Christa Carlstrand
Sophomore Christa Carlstrand scored two goals and assisted on two others in the Mules’ game-opening 8-0 run.
capped the scoring.

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• Women’s Lacrosse: After two straight one-goal losses, Muhlenberg took care of business early en route to an 18-6 win against Montclair State.

Freshman Steph Light scored just 16 seconds into the match, and the Mules (2-2) led 8-0 with 12 minutes left in the first half.

Freshman Courtney Tapkas led the offensive surge with six goals for her second straight hat trick. She is the second first-year player to score six goals in a game for Muhlenberg this year. Senior Sarah Bowman tied a career high with five goals (on five shots) and added two assists.

Juniors Kate Sensenig (goal) and Kristen Kastner (assists) each recorded her first career point.

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Last updated March 19, 2003