Friday, October 02, 2009

Five-Star Matchups

Swarthmore at McDaniel (Volleyball)
It is a matchup between two teams looking to contend for a playoff berth when the Garnet (2-0, 12-5) travels to Maryland to take on the Green Terror (2-1, 11-6). McDaniel leads the all-time series, 17-3, and Swarthmore is winless in Westminster. Taylor Herrgott leads the Terror offense, averaging 3.07 kills per set and hitting .344. Genny Pezzola heads the Garnet attack, leading the CC in kills (3.71).

Johns Hopkins at Muhlenberg (Men's Soccer)
It's the annual renewal of one of the Centennial's top soccer rivalries as the Blue Jays (2-1, 9-2) travel to Allentown to take on the Mules (3-0, 6-2). The two programs have combined to win 12 of the 16 Conference championships and have a combined Centennial record of 226-52-16. Hopkins holds a 13-10-2 series advantage. Two of the CC's top goal scorers square off under the lights at Varsity Field - Hopkins' Scott Bukoski (9) and 'Berg's Cody Antonini (9).

Dickinson at Muhlenberg (Women's Soccer)
The Red Devils (1-2, 7-2) come to the Lehigh Valley to take on the Mules (2-0, 5-3) on Homecoming in Allentown. Dickinson has dropped two of its last three games - both coming at the hands of nationally-ranked CC foes. Muhlenberg is fresh off a victory against Haverford, snapping the Fords' 10-game regular-season unbeaten streak. The Mules lead the all-time series, 13-3-2, but the Devils are 1-0-1 in their last two trips to Varsity Field.

Gettysburg at Ursinus (Field Hockey)
The Bullets (2-1 CC, 7-2) travel to Collegeville to take on the fourth-ranked Bears (2-0, 8-2) in a match that usually has an impact on playoff seeding. Gettysburg has been living on the edge recently, winning its last two games despite being outshot significantly in both. Ursinus, on the other hand, has been taking no prisoners, winning its last five matches by at least four goals. The Bears are 9-0 all-time against the Bullets.

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