Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap:

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Swarthmore College: 2, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 3 

Swarthmore volleyball traveled to Cambridge, MA, this weekend to compete in the MIT Invitational. The Garnet faced No. 21 Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for the five-set opening competition. Swarthmore won the first set narrowly, 25-22, before dropping the second set, 25-13. Swarthmore responded with a strong victory in the third set, 25-14, before falling 25-19 in the fourth. MIT defeated the Garnet, 15-6, in the fifth set.

Notable Players: Trisha Razdan ’25 led the Garnet offense with sixteen kills. Dani Pena ’24 had 28 assists. Zindzhi Montgomery ’26 had a career-best five blocks.

Swarthmore College: 3, Albion College: 0

Swarthmore volleyball swept Albion College on Saturday morning in their second competition of the MIT Invitational. The Garnet won the first set, 25-23; the second set, 25-19; and the third set, 25-23.

Notable Players: Razdan had thirteen kills, while Pena had 37 assists and no set errors. Ellie Streeper ’26 had 22 digs.

Swarthmore College: 1, Illinois College: 3

Swarthmore volleyball faced Illinois College on Saturday afternoon in their final match-up of the MIT Invitational. The Garnet won the second set, 25-23, out of four highly-competitive sets.

Notable Players: Jordan Perry ’24 led the Garnet with fifteen kills. Perry and Razdan represented the Garnet on the All-Tournament Team.

Swarthmore College: 3, Ursinus College: 1

Swarthmore volleyball beat Ursinus College, 3-1, on the road Wednesday night. The Garnet only fell to the Bears in the second set, 25-21. Swarthmore won the fourth set, 25-18.

Notable Players: Perry led the team with twelve kills, while Pena tallied 31 assists. 


Swarthmore men’s golf competed in the Mason-Dixon Collegiate at Waynesboro, PA, this weekend. After Saturday’s opening round, the Garnet sat in seventh place out of nineteen teams with a team score of 300 (+12), just three strokes behind a four-way tie for first. 

Notable Players: Benjamin Garcia-Moreira ’27 led the Garnet with an even par 72, his season-best score. He sat in a four-way tie for seventh place, only two strokes away from first place.

Swarthmore men’s golf wrapped up play in the Mason-Dixon Collegiate on Sunday. The Garnet tied for ninth overall with a two-round score of 604.

Notable Players: Garcia-Moreira tied for fifteenth overall with a 76 (+4) in the final round. Dylan Zhang ’26 posted a 73 (+1), Swarthmore’s top score of the final round, and tied for 22nd overall.

Men’s Soccer:

Swarthmore College: 1, Ursinus College: 1

Swarthmore men’s soccer traveled to Collegeville, PA, on Saturday to play Ursinus College. The Bears took a 1-0 lead off a penalty kick with two minutes remaining in the first half. The Garnet responded with a goal in the 61st minute to tie the match. Swarthmore bested Ursinus in shots taken, 16-10, and shots on goal, 7-6. 

Notable Players: Len Yamabe ’27 scored the Garnet’s lone goal, his team-leading third goal of the season. Christian Bignotti ’25 made five saves in net. 

Swarthmore College: 2, Misericordia University: 1

Swarthmore men’s soccer faced Misericordia University on Tuesday night at Clothier Field. The Garnet took an early lead with a goal in the seventh minute and dominated the first half, outshooting the Cougars 14-4. Misericordia equalized the game in the 58th minute; however, Swarthmore rebounded a penalty kick in the 75th minute to solidify victory and snap their nine-game winless streak.

Notable Players: Adrien Marcelli ’26 scored the Garnet’s first goal, while Stathis Kalathias ’24 netted the penalty kick. 

Women’s Soccer:

Swarthmore College: 4, Ursinus College: 1

Swarthmore women’s soccer beat Ursinus College on Saturday afternoon in Collegeville, PA. The Garnet scored two goals in the first half, one in the 23rd minute and another in the 30th. Swarthmore added a third goal early in the second half in the 48th minute. The Garnet conceded a goal in the 81st minute but responded with their fourth goal just two minutes later to extend their win streak to six games.

Notable Players: Ava Gizzie ’27 opened the Garnet’s scoring, tallying their tenth goal of the season. Gizzie has scored a goal in nine of the team’s ten games. Rebecca Putnam ’24 earned her first career goal, burying a penalty kick in the 83rd minute of the match.

Swarthmore College: 1, Johns Hopkins University: 1

Swarthmore women’s soccer faced the No. 8-ranked defending national champions, Johns Hopkins University, on Wednesday night at Clothier Field. The Bluejays took the lead in the 21st minute with a low shot to the corner. The Garnet equalized the game in the 73rd minute with a one-touch pass into the net, maintaining this season’s unbeaten streak.

Notable Players: Liesel Blau ’27 scored the Garnet’s goal, assisted by Gizzie.

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore College: 3, Gettysburg College: 1

Swarthmore field hockey defeated Gettysburg College at Clothier Field on Saturday evening. The Garnet scored first in the fifth minute. Although the Bullets responded with a goal in the second quarter to tie the game, the Garnet scored two more in the third quarter to solidify a win. Swarthmore outshot Gettysburg, 16-6.

Notable Players: Swarthmore honored seniors Jackie Crowley ’24, Delaney Hawkins ’24, Deborah Kim ’24, Brooke Findlay ’24, Amanda Roessler ’24, and Anna Stancofski ’24 for senior night. Katherine Kohn ’25 scored twice in the third quarter. 

Swarthmore College: 2, Muhlenberg College: 1

Swarthmore field hockey defeated Muhlenberg College on the road Wednesday night. Competing in Allentown, PA, the Garnet took an early lead in the fourth minute. The Mules equalized the game in the third quarter; however, the Garnet responded with a game-winner in the 55th minute. The Garnet are now 6-1 in conference play, officially qualifying for playoffs.

Notable Players: Magdelana Jordan ’27 scored the Garnet’s first goal, and Findlay netted the game-winner. 

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