Swarthmore: 72, Franklin & Marshall College: 47
Swarthmore women’s basketball played Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Tarble Pavilion. The Garnet led at the beginning of the game, ending the first half 28-21, but the Diplomats found a way to close the gap, tying the score up in the third quarter. Swarthmore finished out strong, dropping 27 points in the fourth quarter and holding Franklin & Marshall to only twelve points. This is the Garnet’s seventh win in conference play and ninth win of the season. They will hit the road next on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to play Ursinus College.
Notable Players: Dana Bandurick ’23 scored a season high of twenty points, fourteen rebounds, and four steals. Anna Hansson ’26 had thirteen points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Swarthmore: 56, Ursinus College: 60
Swarthmore women’s basketball traveled to Collegeville, PA, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to play Ursinus College. The Garnet fell behind in the first quarter, which ended 22-12, but they were able to tie the game in the second quarter. The Garnet were able to find a small lead in the third quarter and maintained it throughout most of the fourth, but the Bears came back and stole the game in the last 52 seconds.
Notable Players: Offensively, Dana Bandurick ’23 had fourteen points and Kim Kockenmeister ’23 had four assists. Defensively, Bandurick had six rebounds and Alyssa Hayashi ’25 had four steals.
Swarthmore: 76, Franklin & Marshall College: 62
On Saturday, Feb. 4, Swarthmore men’s basketball played Franklin & Marshall College. In the first half, the lead was traded back and forth four times until the Garnet went on a 10-1 run and pulled away for some time. The Diplomats came back and ended the first half with a slight lead. Right from the start of the second half, Swarthmore seized an advantage and never let it go. The game finished a comfortable 76-62.
Notable Players: Michael Caprise ’24 had twenty points, ten rebounds, and two steals. George Visconti ’23 had twelve points and four assists.
Swarthmore: 74, Ursinus College: 58
Swarthmore men’s basketball played against Ursinus College on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Collegeville, PA. The Garnet had a solid start, leading the majority of the first half until the Bears were able to tie it up in the last four minutes. Swarthmore was determined to not let the game slip from their hands and created a twelve point lead in the first five minutes of the second half. The Garnet didn’t stop there and continued to increase the lead, ending the game 74-58.
Notable Players: Vinny DeAngelo ’24 had 28 points shooting 10-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the three-point line. George Visconti ’23 had eleven points and Michael Caprise ’24 had twelve rebounds.
The Swarthmore women’s swim team had their last regular season meet on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4. The Swarthmore Invitational included competition from Franklin & Marshall College, Shippensburg University, and Bryn Mawr College. The Garnet saw multiple season-bests, college-bests, and a couple of lifetime-best times.
Notable Swimmers: Olivia Stoetzer ’23 had a lifetime best time for the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:58.55. She also had her college-best time in the 100 and 500-meter freestyle with times of 55.43 and 5:12.86.
On Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, the Swarthmore men’s swim team had their last regular season meet. The Swarthmore Invitational included competition from Franklin & Marshall College and Shippensburg University. The Garnet saw multiple season-bests, college-bests, and a couple of lifetime-best times.
Notable Swimmers: Omar Ebied ’25 broke the pool record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:09.35 and moved into ninth all-time on Swarthmore’s leaderboard. He also had life-time best times in the 50-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke.
Women’s Track and Field:
Frank Colden Invitational
On Saturday, Feb. 4, Swarthmore women’s track & field placed first overall out of 24 teams at the Ursinus College Frank Colden Invitational. The Garnet had eight top-ten finishes in the track events and two top-two finishes in the field events. Swarthmore will head to Boston this weekend to compete at the David Hemery Valentine.
Notable Athletes: Adria Retter ’23 placed first in the shot put with a top distance of 13.50 meters, which puts her in the top-fifteen nationally. Krystle Boadi ’23 placed second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.95, breaking the Swarthmore record.
Men’s Track and Field:
Frank Colden Invitational
Swarthmore men’s track & field competed on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Ursinus College Frank Colden Invitational. There were six top-ten finishes in the track events and one top-ten finish in the field events. Swarthmore will head to Boston this weekend to compete at the David Hemery Valentine.
Notable Athletes: Ethan Rothenberg ’23, Matthew Gutow ’25, Kendall Praitis-Hill ’23, and Ben Wade ’23 finished second in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:40.44. Sam Brody ’24 was third overall in the 3000-meter run with a time of 8:55.24.