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Women’s Lax Sets Record for Wins

More Records for Tapkas

Freshman Courtney Tapkas tied a school record with nine goals as the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team defeated Elizabethtown, 20-6, in its next-to-last game of the season.

With the victory, the Mules (8-6) set a school record for wins in a season and clinched their first winning season since 1987.

Tapkas’ nine goals (on 13 shots) tied the school record set by Miruna Lovin against Kean in 2000. She now has a school-record 70 goals for the season, eclipsing the Centennial Conference freshman record set by Swarthmore’s Katie Tarr in 1999.

Senior Lynsey Caldwell had three goals to go along with three assists, increasing her career point total to 174, one short of third place on the Mules’s all-time list.

The game marked the third time this season that Muhlenberg scored 20 goals, after reaching that mark only five times in its first 19 seasons.

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Three Muhlenberg tennis players and two doubles teams have earned seeds for this weekend’s Centennial Conference Individual Championships, hosted by Haverford.

For the women, junior Gena Ross is seeded second in the singles draw and freshman Amy Schmidt is one of four players seeded fifth. The doubles team of Ross and junior Mackenzie Parke is seeded fourth.

The men’s No. 1 doubles team of seniors Brad Scheller and Matthew Fleissig is seeded fourth. Scheller is one of three competitors seeded fifth for singles.

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Three Muhlenberg baseball players and two women’s lacrosse players are ranked among the Division III statistical leaders through games of April 27.

Senior Justin Graf is third in stolen bases, averaging 1.35 per game. The national leader is just ahead at 1.48. Graf enters tomorrow’s makeup game at Dickinson one steal away from tying the Centennial Conference record of 36 in a season.

Also for the baseball team, sophomore Gregg Burkhart is 10th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.6), and senior Kevin Komeshok is tied for 23rd with four saves.

In lacrosse, freshman Courtney Tapkas is sixth nationally in goals per game (4.58) and 12th in points per game (5.50). Senior Lynsey Caldwell ranks 14th with 2.42 assists per game. As a team, the Mules are 18th in caused turnovers per game (14.33).

Milestones for Toth, Woods

The Muhlenberg softball team got good pitching and good hitting throughout and swept Dickinson, 8-0 and 10-2, in its final doubleheader of the regular season.

The wins clinched a berth in the Centennial Conference playoffs for the Mules (11-18, 10-6). The four-team tournament begins next Saturday, May 3, at the site of the regular-season champion.

Junior Becki Toth went 4-for-6 in the twinbill to become the 16th member of Muhlenberg’s 100-hit club. She had two hits in each game, extending her hitting streak to 15 games. Toth is batting an even .500 during her streak.

The Mules powered up to score six runs in the second inning of the first game, as junior Kate Dischino belted a two-run homer (the first of her career) and senior Kelly Berg followed with a three-run blast. It was only the third time in team history that the Mules hit two round-trippers in an inning.

The runs were more than enough for junior Danielle DeLucia, who fired a three-hitter for her eighth career shutout.

Kristen Best, on of three seniors playing at home for the final time, had two singles and scored two runs in the opener.

In the second game, Muhlenberg took advantage of shoddy fielding by the Red Devils (9-21, 2-10) to score five runs in both the second and the third. Senior Meghan Woods drove in two runs in the latter inning with a triple to left field, tying the school record of five three-baggers in a season.

Sophomore Ally Ogden took a three-hit shutout into the fifth before giving up a pair of runs.

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Last updated April 24, 2003