Friday, October 05, 2007

Five-Star Matchups

pictured: Muhlenberg's Lauren Rutt

Ursinus at Franklin & Marshall (Field Hockey)
The second-ranked Bears (4-0, 8-1) travel to Lancaster to take on the 20th ranked Diplomats (3-1, 7-3), looking to extend their 44-game regular-season Conference winning streak. Ursinus has won all five meetings with F&M, but three of them have been decided by a single goal.

McDaniel at Muhlenberg (Field Hockey)
The Green Terror (5-6, 3-1) and the Mules (4-0, 8-3) meet in a critical Conference match between a pair of teams that reached the Centennial semis last season. One thing is fairly certain ... the winning team should score two goals. Seven of the last eight winners have scored twice with both teams scoring two times in the eighth game that was finally decided by a third tally in overtime. Muhlenberg leads the series, 8-6, since 1993.

Dickinson at Johns Hopkins (Men's Soccer)
The Red Devils (1-1-2, 8-1-2) come calling to historic Homewood Field looking to put a dent in the Blue Jays' (4-0, 11-0) unbeaten season. It is the 43rd meeting between the two sides with Hopkins winning the last 13 matches to seize a 28-11-3 advantage in the series. Dickinson's last win was a 4-1 triumph in Carlisle in 1993. JHU is unbeaten at Homewood in its last 25 matches.

Gettysburg at Moravian (Football)
The two top ranked offenses in the Conference meet in Bethlehem on Saturday as the Bullets (2-1, 3-2) and the Greyhounds (2-1, 4-1) meet for the first time since 1982. Gettysburg has not won three straight road games since the 2001 and 2002 campaigns and a victory would give Barry Streeter his 78th Centennial coaching victory, breaking the record he shares with Franklin & Marshall's Tom Gilburg. Moravian looks for its second victory against the Bullets in six tries and first since the inaugural meeting in 1978 (17-7).

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