Muhlenberg men’s soccer sets goals for Centennial Conference win

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Photo by Assistant Photo Editor Kira Bretsky '27.

The Muhlenberg men’s soccer team continues to battle and fight for a spot in the Centennial Conference playoffs. On Saturday, Oct. 14, the men’s team played against Ursinus. Midfielder Luke Feeney ‘24 scored within the game’s first minute. The Mules continued to fight hard for the rest of the game. Goalkeeper Ben Mulford ‘26 made a season-high of six saves and earned his 12th career shutout. 

The Mules ended the game with a 1-0 shutout against Ursinus, securing yet another conference win. Muhlenberg men’s soccer has a record of 9-2-1 coming in with a .792 win percentage. The Muhlenberg men’s soccer team is ranked third in the centennial conference standings with a conference record of 4-1-1. The team is fired up and eager to continue to compete for a playoff spot. The Mules will be at home on Saturday, Oct. 21, playing Washington College at 7:00 p.m., three days after they battle Swarthmore the Wednesday prior. This game will be an excellent opportunity for ‘Berg to execute a win and earn more conference points, taking them one step closer to achieving a spot in the Centennial Conference playoffs. 

The 2023 Muhlenberg men’s soccer team has a lot of talented young players. Overall, the team has put away 27 goals so far this season. Taylan Akdag ‘24, a forward, has scored six goals and earned five assists, placing him on top as the number-one goal scorer this season. Chris Richards ’24, a midfielder, has scored four goals and provided two assists so far this year. 

Last year, the Muhlenberg men’s soccer team won the Centennial Conference championship, beating Johns Hopkins in a penalty shootout. The Mules returned with a sweet 5-4 victory over Hopkins and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament, ready to do the same again this year. 

“Last year was a tremendous year for us and it is, and always will be, something to be proud of,” commented defender Evan Schlotterbeck ‘25. “However, that was 2022. This year, we have been lucky to return a lot of the players that were a part of that championship as well as bring in strong, new guys. Our standard amongst each other has been some of the highest I have been a part of, something we hope will help us as we continue to chase that championship hardware.” The Mules have been working hard daily and are extremely hungry and determined for another Centennial Conference tournament win. The team and coaches continue to show up every day, working hard to climb to the top, hungry to bring another championship back home to Muhlenberg.

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