Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

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Swarthmore Volleyball:

Swarthmore College: 0, Babson College: 3

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Swarthmore College took to the road and competed in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. At Tufts University in Medford, MA, the Garnet faced a tough competitor: Babson College. After losing the first set, 11-25, the Garnet regrouped and gave the Beavers a tough fight. However, they ultimately lost sets two and three, 20-25 and 21-25. It was a heartbreaking end to a remarkable season for Swarthmore volleyball, which finished with a 17-9 overall record.

Notable Players: Offensively, Kaylee Zhang ’24 had a team-high of nine kills. Defensively, Ellie Streeper ’26 had ten digs. 

Swarthmore Women’s Basketball:

Swarthmore College: 57, Hamilton College: 62

On Friday, Nov. 11, Hamilton College bested Swarthmore women’s basketball on their home court in Clinton, NY, in the first match of the Hochberg Tip-Off Classic. Strongly starting off their first game of the season, the Garnet scored three points in just the first nine seconds of the game to take the lead. The Garnet and the Continentals battled for the lead the entire match, but the Continentals ultimately slipped ahead for good towards the end of the fourth quarter.

Notable Players: Offensively, Alyssa Hayashi ’25 notched seventeen points. Defensively, Anna Hansson ’26 led the team with eleven rebounds. 

Swarthmore College: 58, Nazareth College: 60 

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Swarthmore women’s basketball played their second game of the year in the Hochberg Tip-Off Classic, losing narrowly to Nazareth College. Again, the Garnet came out strong, taking a 2-0 lead just twenty seconds into the game. The Garnet held a 16-15 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 33-27 lead at the end of the half. However, Nazareth took the lead in the third quarter, ending the period up 51-38. The Garnet battled the Golden Eagles to the end, but ultimately lost 58-60. 

Notable Players: Alyssa Hayashi scored seventeen points and recorded four steals as well as four rebounds. She was one of two players named to the All-Tournament team for the weekend. 

Swarthmore College: 56, Widener University: 46

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Swarthmore women’s basketball played on the Tarble Pavilion home court for the first time this season. Their first home game also garnered their first win, as the Garnet defeated Widener University, 56-46. After a lot of back-and-forth scoring, the Garnet managed to take a comfortable 30-23 lead by the end of the half. Swarthmore solidified this lead in the second half with both an impressive offense and defense, scoring 26 more points and holding the Pride to a total of 46 points.

Notable Players: On offense, Kim Kockenmeister ’23 had seventeen points. Anna Hansson ’26 had thirteen points. On defense, T Sallie ’25 had seven steals and eight rebounds.

Swarthmore Men’s Basketball:

Swarthmore College: 90, Bowdoin College: 68

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Swarthmore men’s basketball played their first home game of the season against Bowdoin College. The game was a close 40-35 at the end of the first half, but with a stellar offense, the Garnet broke away from the Polar Bears and ended the game with a solid 90-68 win. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Vinny DeAngelo ’24 scored twenty points. Defensively, George Corzine ’23 had twelve rebounds and one block.

Swarthmore College: 79, Wesleyan University: 61

On Sunday, Nov. 13, Swarthmore men’s basketball defeated #22-ranked Wesleyan University at home on Tarble Pavilion. The Garnet came out strong from the start, ending the half ahead at 39-21. The Garnet maintained their lead the rest of the game, ending the game 79-61.

Notable Players: Offensively, George Visconti ’23 and Vinny DeAngelo ’24 both had seventeen points. Defensively, Michael Caprise ’24 had fifteen rebounds and two steals.

Swarthmore College: 66, Widener University: 67

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Swarthmore men’s basketball took to the road to face Widener University. In an extremely tight match, the Pride took the lead in the first half, 35-27. The Garnet rallied offensively, scoring 39 total points in the second half and taking a one-point lead in the last nine seconds of the game, but it was ultimately not enough to defeat Widener, who took the game-winning shot in the last three seconds of the match. 

Notable Players: Vinny DeAngelo ’24 had nineteen points, and Aidan Godfrey ’25 had sixteen points.

Swarthmore Women’s Swimming:

Swarthmore College: 160, Bryn Mawr College: 44

On Friday, Nov. 11, Swarthmore women’s swimming continued their winning streak at Bryn Mawr College, defeating the Owls handily, 160 to 44. The Garnet won every event and claimed the top three spots in five of the nine individual events. They remain undefeated in the Centennial Conference.

Notable Swimmers: Maddie Adams-Miller ’26 finished first in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:58.03 as well as first in the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 5:22.02. Cara Lee ’24 earned first place in the 100-meter freestyle at 54.57 and second place in the 100-meter individual medley. Lexi Duffy ’24 won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:00.54 and earned second place in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:59.48.

Swarthmore College: 206, The College of New Jersey: 52

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Swarthmore women’s swimming dominated The College of New Jersey, 206-52. The Garnet finished first in thirteen of the fourteen events, with eleven individual wins and the relays. They now have a 6-0 overall record.

Notable Swimmers: Kate Hallmark ’26 won the 1000-meter freestyle with a time of 10:41.87, as well as the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:56.32. Gaby Ma ’23 earned first place in the 100-meter breaststroke at 1:06.18 and first place in the 200 breaststroke at 2:29.68.

Swarthmore Men’s Swimming:

Swarthmore College: 82, The College of New Jersey: 180

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Swarthmore men’s swimming lost against The College of New Jersey, their first dual meet loss of the season. The Garnet had just one event win, but six second-place finishes. They will compete next at the Gettysburg College Invitational on Friday, Dec. 2.

Notable Swimmers: Cami Wilson ’26 earned the Garnet’s only event win of the meet in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.19. 

Swarthmore Women’s Cross Country:

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Swarthmore women’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships in Center Valley, PA. The Garnet finished second overall out of 24 teams.

Notable Runners: Rose Teszler ’23 finished sixth with a time of 23:20. Olivia Montini ’26 placed eighth with a time of 23:28. Alina Irvine ’25 finished twelfth at 23:53, and Cat Crochunis-Brown ’23 finished 22nd at 24:12. All four runners were named to the NCAA Metro All-Region Team. Teszler and Montini earned individual bids to compete in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in East Lansing, MI, on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Swarthmore Men’s Cross Country:

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Swarthmore men’s cross country team traveled to Center Valley, PA, to compete in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships. Out of 25 teams, the Garnet finished second overall. 

Notable Runners: Aidan Cantine ’23 finished third with a time of 25:27. Will Sheehy ’26 finished fourth with a time of 25:39. Atticus Hempel ’25 earned 12th place at 26:12. Colin DeLaney ’25 came in 25th with a time of 26:43. Sam Brody ’24 earned 30th place at 26:47. All five Garnet runners were named to the NCAA Metro All-Region Team. Cantine, Sheehy, and Hempel all earned individual bids to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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