Weekend Recap

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.


Swarthmore College: 4, Rutgers-Newark: 3

Swarthmore College: 2, Rutgers-Newark: 1

On Saturday, the Swarthmore softball team swept Rutgers-Newark in the double-header, adding two victories to lift their record to 8-2. Coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the sixth inning of Game 1, the Garnet had caught up to the Scarlet Raiders by the seventh, and took the lead in the bottom of the inning. In Game 2, the Garnet allowed only six hits and one run, hitting the winning run while tied 1-1 to bring home the victory in the sixth.

Notable players: Melissa O’Connor ‘14 pitched relief in Game 1 and started in Game 2, striking out nine batters and allowing only one run in the second game. Erin Curtis ‘13 hit both of the Garnet’s runs in Game 2.

Penn State Berks: 3, Swarthmore College: 0

Swarthmore College: 7, Penn State Berks: 4

On Sunday, the team split the double-header with the Penn State Berks, bringing their record to 9-3. After a tough one-hit loss in Game 1 against an aggressive Nittany Lions squad, the Garnet jumped on board early in Game 2 to pull ahead 2-0 by the bottom of the second. A four-run stretch in the fifth put the Garnet comfortably in the lead, which they held on to until the end of the game.

Notable players: Melissa O’Connor ’14 pitched a complete game, striking out five batters in Game 2. Nicole Aaron ’14 hit the Garnet’s first homerun of the season in the fifth inning of Game 2.

Centennial Conference play opens this afternoon at Muhlenberg. The game is set to start at 3 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse

Swarthmore College: 13, Ursinus College: 9

Despite an undefeated Ursinus squad, the Swarthmore men’s lacrosse team outscored, out-saved, and outplayed their opponents on Saturday afternoon to pull their record up 2-4. Only two minutes into the game, the Garnet scored their first goal, and followed with another three minutes later. By halftime, the Garnet had pulled up 8-4, and maintained the lead for the remainder of the game. The closest the Bears came to closing the gap occurred at the 4:44 mark of the fourth quarter, but they failed to overcome the three-goal deficit.

Notable players: Jonathan Cohen ’14 saved 15 shots and snagged three ground balls. Andrew Preiser ’14 scored three goals, including the final goal of the game. Dane Fichter ’14 won 11 out of 17 total face-offs.

Centennial Conference play continues tomorrow at Muhlenberg. First draw is set to start at 7 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse

Swarthmore College: 12, Ursinus College: 9

The Swarthmore women’s lacrosse team continued their impressive 2013 campaign with a 12-9 victory over Ursinus on Saturday, beginning conference play on a high note and boosting their record to an impressive 6-1. This victory is particularly significant, as the Garnet have been unable to pull out a regular-season win against the Bears since 1997. The game remained close throughout, with the Garnet entering the half with a 4-2 advantage, and outscoring the Bears in the second half 8-7.

Notable players: Annalise Penikis ’13 led the offense with four goals and two assists. Michelle Ammerman ’14 and Connie Bowen ’16 each collected three saves.

Centennial Conference play continues on Thursday against Bryn Mawr. First draw is set to start at 7 p.m. at Clothier Field.


Oneonta State: 18, Swarthmore College: 3

Swarthmore College: 4, Oneonta State: 1

Reeling from Oneonta State’s monstrous 18-3 victory in Game 1 of Saturday’s double-header, the Swarthmore baseball team bounced back with a 4-1 win, rounding out their record to 9-6. The Red Dragons took complete control of Game 1, jumping ahead with an early 3-0 lead in the first, and blowing the game open in the fifth with a staggering ten runs. However, the Garnet answered in Game 2, allowing only six hits and a single run, despite an early 1-0 deficit in the beginning of the second.

Notable players: Luke Alventosa ’15 pitched a complete game, not allowing a single hit after the third inning of Game 2. Tim Kwilos ’13 finished Game 2 with three hits, while Scoop Ruxin ’15 and John Lim ’16 collected two hits each.

The Garnet face Widener this afternoon. The game is set to start at 3:30 p.m. at Clothier Field.

Women’s Tennis

Swarthmore College: 9, McDaniel College: 0

The Swarthmore women’s tennis team swept McDaniel on Saturday to open their conference season, boosting their record to 3-1. Together, all three doubles pairs dropped only five games, while all six singles players dropped only four games in total. The Garnet also combined for four shutout games against the Green Terror, one in doubles play and three in singles play.

Notable players: Stephanie Chia ‘13, Epiphany English ‘14, and Gayatri Iyengar ‘15 were double winners. Chia and English also paired for an 8-0 win at number two doubles. Emily Rosenblum ‘13, Chia, and Iyengar finished with 6-0, 6-0 victories at numbers two, four, and six singles respectively.

Centennial Conference play continues tomorrow against Muhlenberg. Play is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.


Spring season opened for the Swarthmore men’s golf team on Sunday afternoon, as the Garnet took third place at the Immaculata Invitational. One day earlier, Amanda Beebe ’14 from the Swarthmore women’s golf team shot an 81 to capture first place at the Dickinson Women’s Golf Invitational.

Notable players: Andrew Park ’14 shot a 73 to lead the Garnet, trying for third place individually.

The Garnet continue their spring season campaign at McDaniel Spring Invitation. The first round of action is scheduled to start on March 30, 2013.

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