Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Men's Soccer Notebook

The Conference is 25-11-1 against non-Centennial opponents for a 68.9 winning percentage ... the CC's best mark was a 61.8 winning percentage in 2005 ... Franklin & Marshall's 1-0 win at 20th ranked Virginia Wesleyan was the Conference's second win over a non-CC top 20 opponent in four tries this season ... the Centennial was 0-4-1 last season vs. the top 25, 1-5 in 2004 and 1-6-1 in 2003 ... Muhlenberg is undefeated and unscored upon on its way to a No. 12 national ranking this week ... it's the first time since 1999 and the fourth time in team history that the Mules have blanked their first three opponents ... Johns Hopkins fell out of the top 25 following a 1-0 loss to Wilkes - the Blue Jays' first loss since Oct. 12, 2005, ending a 13-match unbeaten streak ... Dickinson's Carlyle Balfour (Montclair, NJ / Montclair) scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Red Devils defeated Drew, 2-1 ... McDaniel made it three straight wins - all by shutout - with a 2-0 triumph over La Roche ... Haverford's Josef Bartels (Santa Fe, NM / Santa Fe) and Brian Doherty (Iveryton, CT / Valley Regional) were named to the Jimmy Mills All-Tournament team ... CONFERENCE OPENERS: The 2006 Conference openers are Saturday with No. 12 Muhlenberg traveling to Johns Hopkins in the highlight match ... the all-time series is tied at 10-10-1, but the Mules have not won in Baltimore since the formation of the CC in 1994 (6-0-2) ... Haverford looks for its first win against Gettysburg since 1987 ... Franklin & Marshall and McDaniel have the second-oldest series in the Conference, dating to 1926 ... the Green Terror has won three straight to narrow the series deficit to 38-30-3 ... Washington has won four straight from Ursinus, while Swarthmore has gone 2-0-1 against Dickinson since dropping 11 in a row to the Red Devils.

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