Friday, September 28, 2007

Five-Star Matchups

Brooks Paul Short Run (Cross Country)
It could almost be a Conference championship preview as nearly all the Centennial harriers will get together at the annual Brooks Paul Short Run at Lehigh. Haverford's Ian Ramsey-North will be one of the contenders for individual honors for the men, while Dickinson's Cait Bradley (pictured) will contend for women's honors. Mideast Region poll

Gettysburg at Ursinus (Field Hockey)
The Bullets (2-1, 5-3) make the trip to Collegeville to take on the No. 1 ranked Bears (3-0, 6-1) in their annual showdown. Ursinus has won 43 consecutive Centennial regular-season games.

Dickinson at Moravian (Football)
Two of the four unbeaten teams in the Conference meet in a critical matchup in Bethlehem as the defending CC champion Red Devils (2-0, 4-0) travel to meet the Greyhounds (2-0, 4-0). Two of the Centennial best players will be on display in Dickinson LB Eric Dube, the 2006 CC Defensive Player of the Year, and Moravian QB Marc Braxmeier, who is in the national top 10 in passing efficiency.

Gettysburg at Ursinus (Women's Soccer)
This may be the match where we find out if the first-place Bears (3-0, 6-1-1) are a contender or a pretender for the Centennial title as they host the Bullets (3-6, 2-1). Gettysburg has a 10-1-2 series advantage against Ursinus, but the Bears won the last meeting in Collegeville (1-0) in 2005 along with a penalty-kick win over the Bullets in the '05 CC tournament.

Johns Hopkins at Muhlenberg (Men's Soccer)
The #8 Blue Jays (3-0, 10-0) travel to Allentown to take on the Mules (2-1, 5-2) in a Homecoming tilt for 'Berg. The two teams have only met 22 times since 1946 with Hopkins holding a slender 11-10-1 advantage. Muhlenberg has won the last three contests at Memorial Field and is 6-2 against the Jays at home since 1993.

Johns Hopkins at Haverford (Volleyball)
The two top teams in the Conference meet with first place on the line Saturday on the Main Line as the Blue Jays (2-0, 16-3) come a-callin' on the #11 Fords (3-0, 17-0). Hopkins holds a 12-2 series lead but Haverford captured last year's match in Baltimore in five games. In fact, each of the last three meetings between the two teams have gone five games.

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