Friday, October 16, 2009

Five-Star Matchups

McDaniel at Ursinus (Field Hockey)
The fourth-ranked Bears (6-0 CC, 12-2) head into the Maryland portion of their Conference schedule, taking on the third-place Green Terror (4-1, 6-6). Ursinus is 6-0 all-time against McDaniel and have won each of the last three contests by at least six goals. The Terror gave the Bears fits from 2003-05, dropping a pair of overtime contests and another game by a single goal. Ursinus has three players in double figures in goals - Alyssa Thren (19), Megan Yoder (14) and Jen Hooven (14). McDaniel's offense runs through Mandy Pickard (8) and Lindsay Riordan (7). Alyssa Thren, pictured

Franklin & Marshall at Swarthmore (Men's Soccer)
Two of the four teams tied for first place in the Conference square off under the lights at Clothier Field on Saturday night as the Diplomats (4-1, 8-4-1) visit the Garnet (4-1, 12-1). It is the 63rd meeting between the schools in a series that dates to 1926. Swarthmore has won two straight to take a 34-24-4 series lead. The sixth-ranked Garnet is led by F Morgan Langley who has a CC-best 12 goals and GK David D'Annunzio who has posted an 0.66 goals-against average. F&M looks to Matt Melino who has a team-high 4-5-13.

McDaniel at Muhlenberg (Men's Soccer) - postponed to Wednesday
It's time to find out what the Green Terror is made of, as McDaniel (3-2, 7-6) starts a difficult stretch at Muhlenberg (4-1, 8-3-1) and continues over the next two weeks against Swarthmore and Dickinson. Tim Wineke leads the Green and Gold with eight goals. Cody Antonini leads the Mules with 10 tallies. This is the 37th meeting on the pitch between the schools. Muhlenberg is 6-0-1 over the last seven matches and is 28-7-1 overall against the Terror.

Muhlenberg at Johns Hopkins (Women's Soccer)
It's a showdown between the top two teams in the Conference as the second-place Mules (4-1, 7-5) travel to the Charm City to take on the seventh-ranked Blue Jays (6-0, 11-2). It is the 21st meeting between the teams with Hopkins holding a 13-6-1 advantage, including seven straight victories. 'Berg's last triumph was in 2003 and the Mules have never defeated Hopkins in Baltimore (0-10). Erica Suter leads JHU with seven goals, while Meghan O'Grady tops Muhlenberg with six scores.


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