Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

Swarthmore Athletics

Men’s Golf:

The Melee

On Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, the Swarthmore golf team competed at The Melee at the Riverside Country Club in Easton, PA. After the opening round, the Garnet were tied for second place with a team score of 297. However, they ended the weekend in first place with a second-round team score of 294, which gave them an incredible two-round team score of 591.

Notable Players: In the second round at The Melee, Neil Zhu ’26 tied for second place overall individually with a score of 69 (-2), which is his season best.

The Franklin and Marshall Fall Invitational

On Monday, Oct. 17, Swarthmore golf competed at the Franklin and Marshall Fall Invitational at Bent Creek Country Club. The Garnet tied for second overall with a season-best team score of 287 (+3), which is a great end to their fall season. 

Notable Players: Chad Kemmerer ’25 and Neil Zhu ’26 both shot Even par with a score of 71, tying for fifth place individually.

Men’s Soccer:

Swarthmore College: 0, Franklin and Marshall College: 1

In a hard-fought and gritty match, Swarthmore College outplayed the #18 ranked Diplomats but ultimately fell to them, 1-0. The match’s sole goal came from a lucky header in the 69th minute of the game, but the Garnet never dropped their heads and kept fighting until the final whistle.

Notable Players: Goalkeeper Caleb Ehrenhaft ’24 made four incredible saves. Forward Brandon Cramblit ’24 had two shots on goal. 

Swarthmore College: 0, Washington College: 0

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Swarthmore men’s soccer faced Washington College at home on Clothier Field. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Their next match is away against Dickinson College on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Notable Players: Brandon Cramblit ’24 and Henry Lin ’26 both had shots on goal.


Swarthmore College: 3, Franklin and Marshall College: 0

Swarthmore volleyball swept Franklin and Marshall College on Saturday, Oct. 15, earning a solid conference win. It was all smiles for the Garnet as they celebrated their senior day by handing the Diplomats their first conference defeat. The first two sets were close with scores of 25-22 and 25-23, but the Garnet easily defeated the Diplomats in the third set with a score of 25-16.

Notable Players: Trisha Razdan ’25 had ten kills. Kaylee Zhang ’24 and Alexa Bartlett ’23 each had nine kills. Dani Pena ’24 had 32 assists to lead the offense. 

Swarthmore College: 3, Ursinus College: 0

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Swarthmore volleyball took to the road and defeated Ursinus College, 3-0. This match was the Garnet’s fifth consecutive conference win, putting them at second place in the conference. This game also secured their Centennial Championship Tournament berth. 

Notable Players: On offense, Kaylee Zhang ’24 and Dani Pena ’24 had 11 kills and 25 assists, respectively. On defense, Ellie Streeper ’26 had 12 digs.

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore College: 1, Franklin and Marshall College: 3

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Swarthmore field hockey lost to Franklin and Marshall College, 3-1. The Diplomats scored two points in the first quarter to take the lead. The Garnet scored their only point of the match in the second quarter. The Diplomats scored their third and final point in the third quarter of the match.

Notable Players: Elizabeth Zack ’25 scored her first goal of the season off of an assist from Grace Twitchell ’23. Goalkeeper Cassandra Conklin ’26 made nine saves.

Swarthmore College: 3, Ursinus College: 2

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Swarthmore field hockey took to the road and narrowly defeated Ursinus College. The first goal of the match came early for the Garnet in the 8th minute. The Garnet scored again in the third quarter, taking a solid 2-0 lead. The Bears came back with a goal in the fourth quarter, yet Swarthmore retaliated, tallying another point to make the score 3-1. The Bears ultimately got the last point of the match, ending the game at 3-2.

Notable Players: Sophia Hitchingham ’25 scored the first two goals for the Garnet. 

Women’s Soccer:

Swarthmore College: 2, Franklin and Marshall College: 1

On Saturday, Oct. 15, in a most thrilling match, Swarthmore women’s soccer defeated #24 ranked Franklin and Marshall 2-1. The Diplomats took the lead early, scoring within the first two minutes of the match. The Garnet tied it up in the 42nd minute and, just one minute later, scored another goal to take the lead. The Garnet kept the lead for the entire second half to earn a critical conference win. 

Notable Players: Forward Nicte Machado Aco ’23 scored the game-winning goal, which also happens to be her first goal of the season. Goalkeeper Nora Greer ’24 made nine saves for the Garnet. Defender Emme Hansard ’25 cleared a shot off of the goalline to prevent the Diplomats from tying the match. 

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