Weekly Recap

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Women’s Cross Country:

Mainline Invitational

On Sept. 16, Swarthmore women’s cross country competed in the three-mile Mainline Invitational and placed third out of eight teams. The team will compete next at the Paul Short Invitational on Sept. 30.

Notable Players: Olivia Montini ’26 finished third overall and was first among Division-III competitors. Rose Teszler ’23 finished in sixteenth place, and Cat Crochunis-Brown ’23 finished in 25th place.

Men’s Cross Country:

Mainline Invitational

At the Mainline Invitational, Swarthmore men’s cross country finished third out of eight teams in the four-mile race with two top ten placements. Their next competition is the Paul Short Invitational on Sept. 30.

Notable Players: Atticus Hempel ’25 finished in eighth place and Will Sheehy ’26 in ninth, both breaking the program’s previous course record. Aiden Tomov ’23 placed 25th overall.

Women’s Soccer:

Swarthmore: 2, Christopher Newport University: 3

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Swarthmore women’s soccer played #1 ranked Christopher Newport and only fell short by one goal. CNU scored two goals in the first half and another in the second with only twenty minutes left in the game. The Garnet played hard until the end, scoring off of two corner kicks, the first coming in the 77th minute and the second coming in the last minute of the game.  

Notable Players: Megan Ruoff ’23 scored the first goal for Swarthmore. Alice Onyango-Opiyo ’23 scored the second goal, which was a header off of an assist from Anwyn Urquhart ’23.

Swarthmore: 0, Johns Hopkins University: 4

Swarthmore women’s soccer fell to #4 Johns Hopkins University on Sept. 21 but put up a good fight. The Garnet held off Johns Hopkins’ attack early in the game, but in the 18th minute the Blue Jays were able to finish off a corner. They scored three more goals in the first half, two of which were off of corners. But the Garnet rallied in the second half and kept Johns Hopkins from scoring any more. They also generated a lot of great chances against the Blue Jays’ defense.

Notable Players: Goalkeeper Nora Greer ’24 made eight fantastic saves. 

Men’s Soccer:

Swarthmore: 0, Johns Hopkins University: 1

Swarthmore men’s soccer played #12 ranked Johns Hopkins on Sept. 17 and put up a good fight. The game was evenly matched with the Garnet taking six shots and the Blue Jays taking nine shots. The only goal of the game was a penalty kick in the 24th minute for Johns Hopkins.

Notable Players: Max Kral ’24 made four saves while Oliver Clackson ’25 and Bless Tumushabe ’24 each had one shot on goal. 

Swarthmore: 1, Eastern University: 0

On Sept. 20, Swarthmore men’s soccer defeated Eastern University on their home turf. The score of the game was close, but the Garnet was able to get thirteen shots off during the match. In the first half, neither team seemed to have control, but Swarthmore dominated the second half and found a goal in the 52nd minute. 

Notable Players: Bless Tumushabe ’24 scored the only goal of the game, assisted by Dean Chong ’25. In goal, Max Kral ’24 had four saves.

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore: 2, Moravian University: 0

Swarthmore’s field hockey defeated Moravian University on Sept. 17 with two goals in the second period within one minute of each other. Moravian failed to penetrate the Garnet’s defense for the rest of the game.

Notable Players: Grace Fuselier ’25 scored the first goal off of an assist from Martina Kampel ’23. The second goal was scored by Quinn Basewitz ’23 off of a corner with an assist from Callie Cho ’23.

Swarthmore: 1, Cabrini College: 3

On Sept. 21, Swarthmore field hockey traveled to Cabrini College but were unable to find the result they were looking for. The Garnet generated lots of great chances, recording fourteen shots on goal and fourteen penalty corner opportunities. Swarthmore’s only goal was in the 59th minute off of a penalty stroke. 

Notable Players: Callie Cho ’23 scored the Garnet’s lone goal of the game. Goalkeeper Cassandra Conklin ’26 had thirteen saves. 

Volleyball:

Swarthmore: 3, Rutgers-Camden: 0

Swarthmore shut out Clark University on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Camden. The first set was a close 25-20 win with a series of rallies, but Swarthmore easily captured the last two sets, each 25-16.

Notable Players: The offense dominated with Kaylee Zhang ’24 recording sixteen kills and Dani Pena ’24 recording thirty-five assists. Defensively, Ellie Streeper ’26 had twelve digs.

Swarthmore: 3, McDaniel College: 0

On Sept. 17, Swarthmore won their sixth straight game playing McDaniel College. The Garnet dominated their first Centennial Conference match, winning the first two sets, 25-15 and 25-9. McDaniel attempted a comeback, but Swarthmore held them off for a 25-16 victory in the third set.

Notable Players: Offensively, Trisha Razdan ’25 and Kaylee Zhang ’24 had thirteen and eleven kills, respectively. Dani Pena ’24 had 34 assists. Defensively, Angelina Heminway ’26 had two blocks.

Swarthmore: 3, Cabrini University: 0

Swarthmore volleyball won their seventh straight game against Cabrini University on Sept. 21. The Garnet handled Cabrini University’s strong start and were able to hold them off in the first set, 25-22. The second set was also a fight, but the Garnet took four straight points to capture the win. The third set was an easy 25-9 sweep.

Notable Players:  Kaylee Zhang ’24 had 14 kills, while Jordan Perry ’24 had 10. Dani Pena ’24 had 32 assists and Zindzhi Montgomery ’26 had six blocks.

Golf:

The Swarthmore College men’s golf team will play next at the Ursinus Fall Classic on Sept. 27.

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