Week in Sports: Tough Weekend for Swarthmore Athletics

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Women’s Tennis
No. 24 Skidmore defeated the Swarthmore College women’s tennis team 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Senior Rachel Wallwork and freshman Emily Rosenblum each picked up a singles victory and combined to defeat Skidmore’s No. 1 doubles pair 8-3. The rest of the Garnet, however, had little success against the visiting Thoroughbreds.

Wallwork is ranked No. 5 in the South Atlantic region singles play.

Men’s Tennis
The Swarthmore College men’s tennis team (4-7, 3-0 CC) had a split weekend, defeating conference rival Gettysburg 8-1 but falling to visiting Williams College by the same score.

Against Gettysburg, the Garnet won all six singles matches, but against Williams, only Zak Kelm ’12 earned a Swarthmore victory in the No. 2 singles slot.

The Garnet has now defeated Gettysburg in each of the past three seasons by scores of 9-0, 8-1, and 8-1 respectively.

Men’s Track & Field
Several members of the Swarthmore College men’s outdoor track & field team put in Centennial Conference qualifying times at the Osprey Invitational hosted by Richard Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. Chris Wickham ’12 was the standout performer, taking first place in the steeplechase with a time of 10:27.98. Chris Mayer-Bacon ’11 cracked the top ten with an eighth place finish in the 400 meter dash (59.78).

Other Garnet qualifying times included Aidan DuMont McCaffery ’13 in the 800 meter run (2:06.47), Matthew Heck ’13 (23.65) in the 200 meter dash, and Zach Gershenson ’12 (17:11.72) in the 5000 meter run.

Women’s Track & Field
The Swarthmore College women’s outdoor track & field team also competed in the Richard Stockton Osprey Invitational at Richard Stockton College on Saturday. Lauren DeLuca ’10 ran to a second place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:53.24, just in front of her teammates third place Rebecca Hammond ’13 (4:54.81) and fourth place Kate Gonzalez ’12 (5:06.23).

Other qualifying performances included junior Erin Ronhovde’s third place 800 meter dash (2:26.82), junior Mariel Feigen’s third place finish in the 400 meter hurdles (1:12.52), and the javelin throws of freshman Sarah Diamond (6th, 19.36m) and sophomore Naomi Glassman (8th, 18.33m).

The No. 14 Johns Hopkins baseball team blasted nine home runs during a two game sweep of the Swarthmore College baseball team on Saturday afternoon.

In the first game, Neil Mejia ‘11 took the loss, after allowing 11 runs on 11 hits over 3.1 innings of work during the 15-4 defeat.

Andy Allen ’11 pitched bravely for five innings in the second game, but was ultimately charged with the loss after allowing three earned runs in five innings of work.

Anthony Montalbano ’12 and Mike Cameron ’12 each hit solo homeruns to lead the Garnet (12-10, 4-4 CC) offensive bats.

The Swarthmore College softball team (9-15, 2-4 CC) split a doubleheader with the visiting Gettysburg College Bullets (12-9-1, 4-2 CC) on Saturday.

The Garnet won game one 3-2 behind senior Kathryn Riley’s seven innings of two run, five hit ball and freshman Danielle Seltzer’s first inning two-run homerun to center field.

The second game was a heartbreaking 7-4 loss in 10 innings.

Riley ’10 threw 17 innings and struck out 14 batters over the course of the two games.

Men’s Lacrosse
The Swarthmore men’s lacrosse team (1-7, 0-5 CC) lost its seventh straight game on Saturday 15-9 to the McDaniel Green Terror (5-4, 2-1 CC).

Wes Marcik ’13, Gavin Musynske ’10, and Zach Belden ’12 each scored two goals for the Garnet, but McDaniel’s D.J. Rickels’ six tallies were too much for Swarthmore to handle.

McDaniel took an early lead with four straight scores and sealed the game later on with six more goals in succession between the second and third quarters.

Kevin Friedenberg ’10 made 11 saves in net for the Garnet.

Women’s Lacrosse
The Swarthmore women’s lacrosse team (6-3, 0-3 CC) lost 16-3 on Saturday afternoon to McDaniel (7-4, 1-2 CC) in Centennial Conference play.

The Garnet took an early lead on an Emily Evans ’11 goal, but the Green Terror scored nine of the next 10 goals to put the contest out of reach.

Amy Vachal ’11 and Marie Mutryn ’12 also scored for the Garnet. It was Vachal’s team-leading 17th goal of the season.

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