Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap:

Swarthmore Athletics

Men’s Tennis:

Swarthmore College: 9, Stevens College: 0

On Sunday, March 26, men’s tennis faced the Stevens Institute of Technology at home in the Mullan Tennis Center. The No. 29 ranked Garnet defeated the No. 38 ranked Ducks dominantly, winning all three doubles matches as well as all six singles matches. Swarthmore will face Johns Hopkins University next Saturday, April 1 at home.

Notable Players: In the No. 1 seeded doubles match, Michael Melnikov ’26 and Utham Koduri ’26 battled hard for victory, ultimately coming out on top 8[8]-7[6].

Women’s Tennis:

Swarthmore College: 9, Dickinson College: 0

On Sunday, March 26, Swarthmore women’s tennis faced Dickinson College on the road in Carlisle, PA. To maintain their perfect in-conference record, the No. 32 ranked Garnet defeated the Red Devils, 9-0.

Notable Players: Nathalie Williams ’25 and Crystal Xu ’23 triumphed in their doubles match. They earned their second-straight conference victory in the No. 1 seeded match with an 8-1 score. In the No. 2 seeded match, Oviya Kumaran ’24 and Spencer Watts ’24 earned an 8-0 victory.

Swarthmore College: 9, Washington College: 0

On Tuesday, March 28, Swarthmore women’s tennis kept their perfect in-conference record running, defeating Washington College 9-0. The Garnet faced the Shorewomen on the road in Chestertown, MD, and took all three wins in doubles play and all six wins in singles play.

Notable Players: In the No. 3 seeded doubles match, Lara Geib ’25 and Riya Rao ’26 battled to the end, ultimately coming out on top 8-6 and securing the third of three doubles play wins for the Garnet.

Baseball:

Swarthmore College: 12, Ramapo College: 0

On Friday, March 24, Swarthmore’s baseball team faced Ramapo College on the road in Mahwah, NJ. With fourteen hits, the Garnet earned twelve runs to defeat the Roadrunners, 12-0. This game marks the fourth time in the past five games that the Garnet have put up double-digit runs. 

Notable Players: Liam Alpern ’25 was stellar on the mound, striking out nine batters and allowing just three hits across six scoreless innings. Austin Burgess ’23 and Matthew Silvestre ’25 led the offense with three runs batted in each.

Swarthmore College: 6, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 1

On Sunday, March 26, Swarthmore’s baseball team faced the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a seven-inning game. Playing at home on Clothier Baseball Field, the Garnet came out strong against the Beavers, earning three runs in the first inning. Swarthmore kept their momentum to defeat MIT handily, 6-1.

Notable Players: Silvestre highlighted the game with a home run. 

Swarthmore College: 2, Rowan University: 15

On Tuesday, March 28, Swarthmore’s baseball team took to the road to face No. 11 ranked Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Tallying six hits during the game, the Garnet were only able to make two runs, falling short of Rowan’s nineteen hits and fifteen runs. 

Notable Players: Joe Radek ’23 led the Garnet offense with two hits and one run on four at bats. In one inning pitched, Jett Shue ’24 allowed just one hit and no earned runs. 

Softball:

Swarthmore College: 10, Neumann University: 6

On Sunday, March 26, Swarthmore’s softball team competed against Neumann University at home on Clothier Softball Field. In their first of two seven-inning games against the Knights, the Garnet experienced an early deficit, yet managed to come back to defeat the Knights, 10-6.

Notable Players: Grace Taylor ’25 earned two hits and two runs with two at-bats. Taylor also had two runs batted in. Molly O’Sullivan ’24 had seven strikeouts during five innings pitched.

Swarthmore College: 7, Neumann University: 0

On Sunday, March 26, Swarthmore’s softball team competed in their second of two seven-inning games against Neumann University. The Garnet had seven runs off of nine total hits. The Garnet earned a shutout against the Knights, defeating them 7-0 to close out the day.

Notable Players: Sarah Schab ’25 and Emily Bertrand ’25 were integral on the mound, combining for seven hitless innings. Avery McClure ’26 went 2-for-3 at bat and scored two runs.

Swarthmore College: 5, Rowan University: 13

On Tuesday, March 28, Swarthmore’s softball team faced No. 15 ranked Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. In the first of two games against the Profs, the Garnet fell 5-13. The Garnet tallied five runs on five hits. 

Notable Players: Jordan Jackson ’25 led the Garnet offense with two runs batted in.

Swarthmore College: 4, Rowan University: 3

On Tuesday, March 28, Swarthmore’s softball team faced No. 15 ranked Rowan University in their second game against the team. The Garnet rallied this time, despite a difficult opening game, to beat the Profs, 4-3. The Garnet had eleven hits to earn four runs.

Notable Players: Bertrand pitched three innings. The sophomore shut down the Profs, allowing no runs and just one hit.

Men’s Golf:

To open their spring season, the Swarthmore men’s golf team competed in the McDaniel Spring Classic in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. The Garnet tied for eleventh out of seventeen teams. The team will compete again at the Arcadia Augustine Intercollegiate on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.

Notable Players: Ben Lee ’24 led the Garnet with a team low of 77 (+5) and tied for fifteenth overall for the tournament. 

Women’s Lacrosse:

Swarthmore College: 4, Gettysburg College: 15

On Saturday, March 25, Swarthmore women’s lacrosse faced Gettysburg College at home on Clothier Field. Suffering their first loss of the season, the Garnet fell to the Bullets, 4-15. The Bullets came out strong in the first two quarters of the match-up, and the Garnet, despite a fourth-quarter surge with three goals, were unable to respond. 

Notable Players: Elizabeth Zack ’25 had two goals to lead the Garnet offense. Isabela Bloomquist ’26 and Carly Rodrigues-Reilly ’26 had one goal each.

Swarthmore College: 16, Neumann College: 8

On Wednesday, March 29, Swarthmore women’s lacrosse faced Neumann College away in Ashton, PA. The Garnet took an early 9-2 lead by the end of the first half. Although the Knights tried to rally with two points in the third quarter and four points in the fourth quarter, the Garnet ultimately maintained their stride, defeating the Knights solidly, 16-8.

Notable Players: Bloomquist led the Garnet offense with an impressive seven goals.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Swarthmore College: 18, Muhlenberg College: 8

On Wednesday, March 29, Swarthmore men’s lacrosse team faced Muhlenberg College at home on Clothier Field. The Garnet came out strong, ending the first quarter with a solid 5-0 lead against the Mules. The Garnet kept their stride, defeating the Mules handily, 18-8.

Notable Players: Von Mabbs ’24 and his brother Rex Mabbs ’26 led offensively with four goals each. 

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