Weekly Recap

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Women’s Cross Country:

Paul Short Run

On Friday, Sept. 30, Swarthmore women’s cross country travelled to Bethlehem, PA, to compete in the Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University. The Garnet competed in the College Brown 6K race, and the team finished 41st place.

Notable Players: Olivia Montini ’26 finished first on the team and 158th overall out of 383 competitors. Rose Teszler ’23 and Cat Crochunis-Brown ’23 finished second and third on the team. 

Men’s Cross Country:

Paul Short Run

Swarthmore men’s cross country travelled to Lehigh University to compete in the Paul Short Run on Friday, Sept. 30. The Garnet competed in the College Brown 6K race, and the team finished 41st place. Eleven runners competed in the Men’s Open 8K, and ten ran in the College Brown 8K. The Garnet had a solid performance, finishing 23rd out of 45 teams.

Notable Players: Aidan Cantine ’23 and Will Sheehy ’26 finished 34th and 35th, respectively, placing second and third among Centennial Conference competitors. Colin DeLaney ’25 earned a massive personal record to place third on the team.

Women’s Soccer:

Swarthmore: 1, McDaniel College: 1

Swarthmore women’s soccer headed down to Westminster, MD, on Saturday, Oct. 1. to face McDaniel College. The Garnet played through the rainy weather and attacked McDaniel with the first goal of the game in the 35th minute. Later in the first half, McDaniel was able to find a goal and tie the game. Both teams continued to battle in the second half, but neither were able to generate any more points.

Notable Players: Anwyn Urquhart ’23 scored the Garnet’s lone goal off an assist from Abby Chang ’25. Nora Greer ’24 had fourteen great saves.

Swarthmore: 2, Washington College: 1

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Swarthmore women’s soccer defeated Washington College at home on Clothier field. The Garnet scored midway through the first half off of a steal in the 23rd minute and then solidified the lead with another goal just before the end of the half. Washington fought back and found the back of the net in the 50th minute, but Swarthmore’s defence thwarted all other chances and finished the game with a victory.

Notable Players: Kim Kockenmeister ’23 scored the first goal from an assist from Bex Putnam ’24. Allie Zitelli ’25 had the second goal with an assist from Macie Mangini ’26.

Men’s Soccer:

Swarthmore: 0, McDaniel College: 1

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Swarthmore men’s soccer played McDaniel College on their home turf. They outshot the Green Terror 11-7 but were unable to find the back of the net while McDaniel was able to get a goal in the 29th minute off of a corner kick.

Notable Players: Max Kral ’23 made two saves while Oliver Garcia ’24 had the Garnet’s only shot on goal.

Swarthmore: 0, Misericordia University: 0

Swarthmore men’s soccer battled the rain and Misericordia University for a draw on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Cougars had a few opportunities in the first half, but their shots were saved by the Garnet. In the second half, Swarthmore generated a couple chances of their own and nearly scored in the 90th minute.

Notable Players: Caleb Ehrenhaft ’24 had five excellent saves in goal, and Joseph Eyiolowope ’26 was able to get three shots off.

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore: 2, Gettysburg College: 1

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Swarthmore defeated Gettysburg College by one goal. Neither team was able to score in the first two periods, but the Garnet found a way to get ahead in the 41st minute. In the last three minutes, the Bullets came back, but Swarthmore finished the game off of a corner in overtime.

Notable Players: Brooke Findlay ’25 scored the first goal with an assist from Quinn Basewitz ’24. Callie Cho ’24 had the game winner with an assist from Findlay.

Swarthmore: 4, Elizabethtown College: 1

Swarthmore dominated Elizabethtown College at home on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The first goal was scored in just the 12th minute of the game and then another in the second period. Swarthmore’s two final goals found the back of the cage in the third period, and Elizabethtown was able to sneak one in during the last period. This marks the Garnet’s third straight win. They play McDaniel College next on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Notable Players: Brooke Findlay ’24 scored three goals and Quinn Basewitz ’23 had the last one. 

Volleyball:

Swarthmore: 3, Gettysburg College: 1

Swarthmore travelled to Gettysburg College on Saturday, Oct 1, where they fended off a good fight to win 3-1. The Garnet won the first two sets but failed to capture the third one to end the game early. They finished strong and won the fourth set 25-18.

Notable Players: Offensively, Trisha Razdan ’26 had 19 kills, and Dani Pena ’24 had 36 assists. Defensively, Ellie Streeper ’26 had 14 digs.

Swarthmore: 0, Stevenson University: 3

Swarthmore played Stevenson University in their second game of the trimatch at Gettysburg College. The Garnet had a strong start in the first set and put up a good fight, but ultimately lost all three sets.

Notable Players: Offensively, Kaylee Zhang ’24 and Chloe Mayhue ’23 had ten and nine kills, respectively. Dani Pena ’24 had 22 assists. Defensively, Nora Larson ’26, Zhang, and Pena each had seven digs.

Golf:

Swarthmore men’s golf battled rainy and windy weather at the Mason-Dixon Collegiate in Waynesboro, PA. The Garnet finished with a season-best team score of 295 in the second round. They finished 13th overall out of 21 teams. 

Notable Players: Andy Xin ’26 matched his season high and tied for 22nd overall. Dylan Zhang ’26 set a new season best and tied for 28th overall. 

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