Muhlenbergs mens lacrosse team set school records for goals and
assists and put together a team-record-tying four-game winning streak, but
could not get things going during the
conference season and finished 5-9 overall in the second year since its
reinstatement as a varsity sport.
Hollander scored the game-winning goal in overtime at
Centenary and assisted Kushay on the OT winner a week later at Kings
The Mules opened the year in dominating fashion, tying a school record for
goals in a 21-5 win against DeSales. They won five of their first six
games to improve their non-conference record to 9-1 over the past two
The team also put up a 20-2 win against Moravian and used suffocating
defense to defeat Wesley, 10-4. When they werent blowing out non-CC
opponents, the Mules were squeaking by them. They won back-to-back
overtime games at Centenary (N.J.) and Kings Point.
Freshman Sean Toohill and sophomore Justin Hollander were the offensive
leaders of the young squad with 21 points apiece. Toohill netted 17 goals,
and Hollander tied for the fourth-highest assist total in school history
with 12. He now shares seventh on the Mule career assists list with 15.
Two more freshmen, Cliff Burwell and John Kushay, scored 15 and 11 goals,
respectively, and sophomore Galen Marsh netted 13. Sophomore Kevin Kessler
recorded five assists.
Toohill led the Mules with nine points (seven goals, two assists) in CC
games. Burwell (eight goals) and Hollander (four goals, four assists) were
Lutzer led a defense that ranked third in the CC in
Muhlenberg nearly picked up a CC win against Haverford, but its comeback
attempt fell one goal short in a 7-6 loss. The Mules also suffered close
losses at Ursinus, 8-5, and at home against McDaniel, when they outscored
the Green Terror, 6-0, in the final quarter of the season finale, but fell
by a 13-11 score.
Junior Bradley Lutzer and freshman Kyle Hart started all 14 games on
defense for the Mules, and Steven Toto, another freshman, started 13.
Lutzer led the squad with 49 ground balls, six more than Hart in second
place. Toto was fourth with 41 ground balls.
Justin Saverine won 100 of 194 faceoffs (.515) and grabbed 42 ground balls
during his junior season, including a school-record 14 against Centenary.