Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Five-Star Matchups 10.24

Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins (Men's Soccer)
The Bullets (5-2 CC, 10-5) make the trip to Charm City to take on the #20 Blue Jays (5-2, 13-3) in a critical match for both teams playoff chances. Both are a game behind first-place Franklin & Marshall (6-1, 14-1) in the chase for the top seed and the homefield advantage for next week's Conference tournament. Both are also in the mix of a five-team bottleneck for second and third place and first-round byes in the playoffs. It is the 70th meeting between Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins with the Jays holding a 41-19-9 series lead and a 4-0-3 advantage in the last seven matches. The Bullets' last win was a 2-1 triumph at Homewood Field in the 2001 Centennial semifinals.


Muhlenberg at Swarthmore (Men's Soccer)
The Mules (5-2, 10-3) and the Garnet (4-2-1, 10-2-3) meet in a crucial match with major Conference playoff implications. Muhlenberg is in a three-way tie for second place in the CC with Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins and has a two-point advantage over Swarthmore in the standings. The Garnet is currently in the No. 5 position, two points in front of Dickinson for the final playoff spot. A win puts either team in the Centennial tournament that begins next Wednesday. Muhlenberg leads the all-time series, 27-23-2, but has not won at Clothier Field since 2002 (2-0).

pictured: Evan Nesterak, Swarthmore



McDaniel at Johns Hopkins (Volleyball)
The race for homecourt advantage in next week's Conference tournament is on and this match will go a long way to determining the 2007 host. The Green Terror (8-0, 15-6) holds a one-game lead on the Blue Jays (7-1, 21-4) and Haverford (7-1, 25-2) and squares off with the Fords on Saturday. Two wins clinches the top seed for McDaniel. Two wins and a Haverford loss gets JHU the No. 1 spot. Two Haverford wins gains homecourt for the Fords. McDaniel leads the series with Hopkins, 14-12, but the Jays have won five straight and six in a row in Baltimore since a 3-1 Terror triumph in 1994.

Dickinson at Gettysburg (Volleyball)
The stakes are high tonight at Bream Gym as these two long-time rivals meet in the most important match between the two in some time. The winner between the Red Devils (5-3, 10-14) and the Bullets (5-3, 15-12) is in the Centennial tournament ... the loser has to win on Saturday or hope for an F&M loss to Swarthmore. Gettysburg leads the all-time series, 30-6, and has not lost to Dickinson since 1990.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's go Terror volleyball!! Beat those jays!

Anonymous said...

hahaha...they'll get smoked today and saturday...

Steve said...

men's soccer update from Baltimore ...
Ryan Shaffer scores for Gettysburg in the 39th minute to give the Bullets a 1-0 lead. Currently in the 62nd minute of play, Hopkins outshooting Gettysburg, 10-4.

Steve said...

update from Homewood Field ...

Scott Bukoski scores in the 69th minute and David Drake gives Hop the lead in the 74th minute.

It's Hop 2, Gettysburg 1 in the 78th minute.

Steve said...

FINAL from the Main Line in field hockey ...
Colleen Farrell scores three times as Haverford shuts out Swarthmore, 4-0. Sarah Graves makes seven saves for the shutout.

Steve said...

Quick add to field hockey ...

Haverford's Colleen Farrell now has 21 goals, becoming just the eighth Centennial player to reach 20 goals in a season.

Steve said...

it's a final in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins 2, Gettysburg 1