Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

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Men’s Soccer:

Swarthmore: 1, Gettysburg College: 1

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Swarthmore men’s soccer took to the road and played #23 Gettysburg College. The Bullets scored the first goal of the match in the 59th minute, but the Garnet tied it up in the 75th minute off a free kick right outside of the box. 

Notable Players: Defender Sean Nolan ʼ23 scored his first career goal to tie up the match. Goalkeeper Max Kral ʼ23 made five saves during the game. 

Swarthmore: 1, Ursinus College: 0

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Swarthmore men’s soccer bested Ursinus College on Clothier Field. With the only goal coming in the 12th minute of the match, the Garnet were able to fend off Ursinus’s offense for the rest of the game. Swarthmore now has an overall record of 6-2-1.

Notable Players: Oliver Clackson ʼ24 scored the game-winning goal. Max Kral ʼ23 made nine saves to get the shut-out. 

Women’s Soccer:

Swarthmore: 2, Gettysburg College: 1

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Swarthmore women’s soccer faced Gettysburg College on the Bullets’ home turf. The Garnet conceded a goal off of a penalty kick early in the first half but managed to come away with a thrilling win, scoring two goals late in the second half. The first goal came in the 83rd minute off of a corner kick, and the second came in the 89th minute off of a slotted ball. 

Notable Players: Midfielder Amelia Mounts ʼ23 scored the first Garnet goal of the match, for her fourth goal of the season. Forward Kim Kockenmeister ʼ23 scored the second goal for the Garnet for her fifth goal of the season. 

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore: 0, Johns Hopkins University: 1

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Swarthmore field hockey traveled to Baltimore to play Johns Hopkins University. The Garnet took twelve shots versus the Blue Jay’s nineteen. Johns Hopkins scored the only goal of the match in the 33rd minute. 

Notable Players: Goalkeeper Cassandra Conklin ʼ26 had a great game, making seven saves and turning away fifteen penalty corners. Forward Martina Kampel ʼ23 took three shots during the match. 

Swarthmore: 2, Muhlenberg College: 0

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Swarthmore field hockey defeated Muhlenberg College on Clothier Field. The first goal for the Garnet came in the second quarter of the game, and the second goal came in the fourth quarter. Swarthmore’s overall record is now 6-3.

Notable Players: Martina Kampel ʼ23 had the first goal of the match. Brooke Findlay ʼ24 scored the second goal to secure the Garnet win. 

Volleyball:

Swarthmore: 0, Johns Hopkins University: 3

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Swarthmore volleyball faced #25 Johns Hopkins on the Blue Jay’s home court. The Garnet lost all three sets: 19-25, 20-25, and 15-25. 

Notable Players: Trisha Razdan ʼ25 had nine kills and nine digs. Kaylee Zhang ʼ24 had seven kills and nine digs. Dani Pena ʼ24 had twenty assists. 

Swarthmore: 3, Muhlenberg College: 0 

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Swarthmore volleyball came away with a solid win against Muhlenberg College on the Garnet’s home court. They won the first set handily, 25-16. The second and third sets proved to be tougher battles, but the Garnet ultimately prevailed, winning the second set 25-23 and the third set 29-27.

Notable Players: Kaylee Zhang ʼ24 led the Garnet to victory with thirteen kills, three aces, two blocks, and fourteen digs. 

Golf:

Swarthmore at Ursinus College Fall Invitational

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Swarthmore golf participated in the Ursinus College Fall Invitational. They dominated the competition and came home with the first place trophy. The Garnet had a total team score of 303 (+19). They compete next at Mason-Dixon Collegiate on Saturday, Oct. 1. 

Notable Players: Ben Lee ʼ24, Jackson Murphy ʼ24, and Andy Xin ʼ26 all tied for first place with the same score. Ava Chon ʼ26 competed on the women’s side. She tied for second place overall in her collegiate debut. 

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