Weekend Recap

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Volleyball

Swarthmore College: 3, UMass Boston: 0

Kean: 3, Swarthmore College: 0

On Saturday, the Swarthmore volleyball team played their first away games of the season, taking on UMass-Boston and Kean at a tri-match held by Kean. While the Garnet lost to Kean 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, they defeated UMass-Boston in straight sets, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17. Swarthmore’s volleyball team is set to host Stevens at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 10.

Notable players: Chloe Mayhue ’23 achieved eleven kills against UMass-Boston, with Kaylee Zhang ’24 and Alexa Bartlett ’23 collecting nine and eight kills respectively. Sierra Tyson ’24 also collected nineteen digs for the Garnet. Against Kean, Mayhue had eleven kills, and Dani Pena ’24 collected twenty assists.

Men’s Soccer

Swarthmore College: 2, Immaculata: 1

On Saturday evening, men’s soccer had an exciting 2-1 victory over Immaculata University to start off their season. The Garnet started strong, with a goal in the 26th minute of the game. In the first period, the Garnet dominated, with seven shots on goal and eight corner kicks. At the very end of the first half, with just twenty seconds left, Immaculata scored off a free kick to tie up the game 1-1. The second half of the game was a back and forth nailbiter, with Swarthmore scoring their second and final goal of the game with just 14.4 seconds left.

Notable players: Harry Nevins ’22 was the first to convert off a scramble and score in the 26th minute of the game for Swarthmore. Charley Ward ’22 took a hard shot at Immaculata’s goalie in the second half, leaving an opening for Joe Barile ’22 to score the game-winning goal. 

Swarthmore College: 1, Babson College: 0

On their second and final game of the weekend, Swarthmore men’s soccer faced Babson College on Sunday, securing a 1-0 victory in the second half. Although Babson outshot the Garnet in the first half 5-3, Swarthmore’s defending line kept the ball away from the goal. With 9:25 left in the game, Swarthmore scored the game-winning goal. The Garnet will travel to take on Widener this Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. 

Notable players: Freddie Lin ’24 redirected a free kick from Sean Nolan ’23 to score the game-winning goal with only 9:25 left on the clock. Goalkeeper Christian Bignotti ’25 also got his first career shutout in the goal. 

Field Hockey

Swarthmore College: 2, Arcadia University: 0

This past Sunday, Swarthmore’s field hockey team faced Arcadia University at home, winning their second game of the season. Four minutes into the game, the Garnet scored an opening goal, followed by another goal in the fourth quarter. The Garnet had 17 shots on goal, limiting Arcadia to a mere six shots on goal and no shots in the fourth quarter. Swarthmore’s field hockey team is set to face Stevens Institute of technology in New Jersey on Saturday, Sept. 11. 

Notable Players: Martina Kampbel ’23 scored both goals and had five shots on goal. Deborah Kim ’24 had one shot on goal, one of which led to a goal. 

Women’s Soccer

Swarthmore College: 3, Maryville College: 0

Opening the season with a 3-0 victory, the women’s soccer team traveled to Washington, D.C. to face Maryville College’s team at a neutral site. Thirteen minutes into the game, the Garnet scored off of a free kick, followed by another goal at the end of the first half. The final goal scored in the second half secured the win for the Garnet. The women’s soccer team will travel to New York next to face New York University on Friday, Sept. 10.

Notable Players: Both Chantal Reyes ’22 and Lillian Keller ’23 stood in goal for the shutout. Charlotte Pohl ’22 scored the first goal of the game and season. Abby Chang ’25 followed with an additional goal at the end of the first half. Finally, Alice Onyango-Opiyo ’23 scored the final goal in the second half off of a corner kick.

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