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The winningest group of seniors in team history wrapped up their careers, fittingly with a win as the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team defeated Centenary, 18-2, in its final game of the season.

Seniors Christa Carlstrand, Amy Lanning, Allison Marman, and Diana Bleakley all contributed as the Mules (8-7) notched their eighth win of the season, tying a team record. Muhlenberg
Allison Marman
Marman had 13 caused turnovers on the season, tied for second best on the team.
won five of six games against non-conference opponents on the season, winning by an average of almost eight goals per game.

While her Senior Night will have to wait until next spring, junior Courtney Tapkas took some of the spotlight. Tapkas assisted on junior Shannon Donohue’s goal in the second half to become the Mules’ all-time scoring leader. She finished with seven points in the game and has 198 career points.

Muhlenberg had a 3-0 first-half lead when Mule seniors combined to have a part in eight of the last nine goals to close out the first half.

Lanning scored to give Muhlenberg a four-goal advantage and then Carlstrand followed with the first of her career-high eight points to increase the lead.

“I spent the whole time crying before the game,” said Carlstrand, who had 50 points in her final season, a career high. “Once we got on the field, I just forgot about everything and it was like any other game, but better because everyone was playing their hardest and a lot of players got involved.”

With the score 6-0, Carlstrand scored three goals and assisted on two others before Marman closed out the first half with her first goal of the season to give the Mules a 12-goal halftime lead.

Centenary (0-12) got some chances in the second half, but Bleakley made three stops. The Mules’ all-time saves leader concluded her career with 669 saves.

The seniors finished with 25 wins in their four years, the most by a senior class in Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse history.

“Since we started, we have had a tight bond that can only come from being teammates and friends,” said Carlstrand. “We have called ourselves the ‘Fearsome Freshman Foursome’ since freshman year because we knew that we would stick with lacrosse all four years and it would be such as big part of our Muhlenberg experience.”

Carlstrand also had six ground balls and Lanning collected five draw controls.

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Last updated April 25, 2005