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Women’s Lacrosse, Softball Break Records, Skid
Women’s Lacrosse Moves Over .500

Freshman Courtney Tapkas and seniors Lynsey Caldwell and Sarah Bowman all set school records as the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team defeated Bryn Mawr, 15-3.

The win pushed the Mules (5-4, 2-2) over the .500 mark this late in the season for the first time since 1997. Muhlenberg needs just two more wins to match that team’s school record of seven wins in a season.

For the fourth time in six games, Tapkas scored six goals. That gave her 37 goals on the season, breaking the school record for freshmen set by Megan DiPanni in 1993. With 45 points, Tapkas is closing in on the record of 50 points by a first-year player, set by Caldwell in 2000.

Caldwell recorded three goals and three assists to move over 150 points for her career. The three assists gave her 21 for the season, breaking the school record of 19 she set last year. They also helped the Mules set a team record for assists in a season (60).

Bowman also notched a hat trick, her second of the season, by scoring three goals. Her two ground balls made her the program’s all-time leader with 178 career ground balls. Bowman already broke the school records for career draw controls and caused turnovers earlier in her career.

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• Softball: Junior Danielle DeLucia and freshman Kristina Cartolano combined to allow only one run on eight hits as Muhlenberg snapped its 10-game losing skid with a doubleheader sweep at Haverford. The Mules (3-12, 2-0) won the first game 4-1 and the second 7-0.

Cartolano tossed a four-hit shutout in the nightcap for her first career win. She also went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the first game.

DeLucia supported herself in the first game by singling twice and scoring the first run on an RBI single by classmate Jackie Maser in the fifth. Junior Nicole Sarno hit a two-run double the next inning.

Maser’s RBI double was part of a three-run first inning in Game 2. Junior Amanda Ibey cracked a two-run double in the sixth, and junior Becki Toth doubled in a run in the seventh. Cartolano allowed only four baserunners.

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Men’s Tennis: Seniors Brad Scheller, Cameron Parke and Matthew Fleissig all won at both singles and doubles as Muhlenberg defeated Dickinson, 5-2, in a match that was closer than the final score. Ten of the 12 singles sets were decided by 6-4, 7-5 or in a tiebreaker. Fleissig, at No. 4, and junior Brian Barkauskas, at No. 5, both won 7-6, 7-5 to help the Mules (4-1, 2-1) capture four of the six singles matches. Click here for box score.

Season Highs in Runs and Hits for Baseball

Senior Justin Rubenstein and freshman Ryan Jaxheimer each had three hits and drove in four runs to support the outstanding relief pitching of freshman Chad Hegstrom as the Muhlenberg baseball team tripled up Swarthmore, 15-5.

The Mules (11-6, 2-2) recorded season highs in runs and hits (17) in a game in which the Garnet (2-10, 1-2) started a returning All-Centennial Conference pitcher. They had hits in every inning and scored in all but one.

Both teams scored in the first, but Muhlenberg took the lead for good on a sacrifice fly by senior Ben Carr in the third. The Mules then scored four times in the fourth, on a two-run double by Jaxheimer and a two-run inside-the-park home run by Rubenstein, to take a 6-1 lead.

Swarthmore scored four runs of its own the next inning to cut the lead to 6-5. Hegstrom relieved with the tying run on second and one out and proceeded to throw 3 2/3 hitless innings, striking out three, to earn his second win of the season.

Muhlenberg gave him some breathing room in the bottom of the fifth when Jaxheimer smacked a two-out, two-run single. The Mules added three in the sixth and two in the seventh. After Rubenstein’s two-run double with nobody out in the eighth, the game was called on account of darkness.

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Last updated April 3, 2003