Weekend Recap

Men’s Tennis

The Swarthmore Men’s Tennis team (7-7, 3-2) suffered a 6-3 loss against Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference competition, as the Diplomats pulled the upset against the Garnet on Saturday afternoon.

After finishing doubles play with a 2-1 advantage, the Diplomats continued to take singles play by storm, winning No. 1, 2, 3, and 5 singles. Max Kaye ’14 pulled out a win at No. 4 singles in three sets, while Malik Mubeen ’13 earned a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles.

Notable players: Max Kaye ’14 was the Garnet’s sole double-winner, pairing with Max Sacks ’15 to win at No. 1 doubles in addition to his No. 4 singles victory.

The Garnet will travel to Gettysburg on April 16 to play their fourth game in a five-game Centennial Conference streak. Play is set to begin at 4 p.m.

Softball

Despite two tight games, the Swarthmore Softball team (17-13, 2-8) eventually fell to Dickinson 4-2 and 4-3 in a Centennial Conference double-header on Saturday afternoon.

Game 1 saw the Garnet take the initiative, as an RBI single from Danielle Seltzer ’13 brought Kate Smayda ’13 across home plate to take the early 1-0 lead in the first inning. However, the Red Devils quickly responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, giving them the 3-1 lead. After adding one more run in the bottom of the second inning, the Red Devils remained on top until the sixth inning, where Smayda scored off a stolen base and a Dickinson error. However, this late offensive push was not enough, as the Garnet eventually fell 4-2.

Game 2 proved to be even more suspenseful, as the Garnet managed to close a 3-1 gap in the sixth inning off of hits from Chelsea Matzko ’15 and Jones. Not to be threatened, the Red Devils homered in the bottom of the inning, sealing the game with a 4-3 victory.

Notable players: Kate Smayda ’13 finished the afternoon with three hits, leading the Garnet offense.

The Garnet will head next to Washington College on April 16, for their second Centennial Conference double-header in a row. First pitch is slated to start at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Baseball

Against a visiting No. 5 Johns Hopkins, the Swarthmore Baseball team (18-11, 6-4) was swept 4-1 and 10-0 in both games of a Centennial Conference double-header on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays outhit the Garnet 10-6 in the first game, scoring two runs in the top of the fourth inning before the Garnet finally found themselves on the board in the bottom of the inning. However, the Garnet would remain with only a single run, as the Blue Jays added two more runs in the sixth inning to take the 4-1 victory.

The second game played out in similar fashion, as the Blue Jays tallied ten hits to the Garnet’s two. The third inning saw four runs by the Blue Jays before they blew the game wide open with five more runs in the fifth inning, capping off the game with a final run in the seventh inning to bring the final score to 10-0.

Notable players: Trevor Shepherd ’15 and Danny McMahon ’15 both led the Garnet offense, going 2-for-4 in Game 1.

Sunday afternoon saw another tough loss for the Garnet, as they suffered a 16-4 loss against Centennial Conference opponent Washington College.

The Garnet found themselves on the board early in the game, with four runs coming from hits from Joe Rizzo ’15 and Danny McMahon ‘15 in the first two innings. However, the Shoremen came storming back with four runs in the bottom of the second, three runs in the fifth, and a staggering six in the seventh. After the early lead, the Garnet never pushed another run across the plate for the remainder of the game.

Notable players: Scoop Ruxin ’15 went 3-for-3, leading the Garnet offense for the afternoon.

The Garnet will look to snap their losing streak today, as they host Gwynedd-Mercy. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse

Despite pulling out a monstrous comeback against a No. 15 Franklin & Marshall opponent, the Swarthmore Men’s Lacrosse team (3-8, 1-4) eventually fell to the Diplomats in a 9-8 overtime loss on Saturday afternoon. The game, which took place on Senior Day, honored four seniors: Michael Girardi ’13, Eddie Montenegro ’13, Wes Marcik ’13, Steve Selverian ’13.

The Garnet trailed 6-2 as they entered the second half, and proceeded to systematically destroy the deficit, scoring five of the game’s next six goals. The tying goal came from Ian Lukaszewicz ’15 with less than seven minutes remaining, and with a subsequent goal from Marcik to put the Garnet in front 8-7 with 57 seconds left to play, the game looked as if it would fall in the Garnet’s favor. However, the Diplomats were not ready to admit defeat, and snuck in a goal with 14 seconds left to play, forcing overtime. With 1:30 left in the overtime, the Diplomats scored the winning goal to bring the final score to 9-8.

Notable players: Steve Selverian ’13 finished the afternoon as the Garnet’s offensive leader with three goals and two ground balls. Geli Carabases ’14 led the Garnet defense with four caused turnovers and four ground balls.

The Garnet will take a break from Centennial Conference action, as they travel to Drew on April 17. First draw is slated to start at 7 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse

Against a formidable No. 7 Franklin & Marshall team, the Swarthmore Women’s Lacrosse Team (8-4, 2-3) was dealt a tough 14-9 loss on Saturday afternoon.

The Diplomats and the Garnet exchanged goals and leads throughout the game, finishing the first half with the Diplomats having a narrow 5-4 advantage. The second half kicked off in similar fashion, until the final 20 minutes of the game, when the Diplomats widened their lead substantially to 11-6 with four goals. Three goals from the Garnet offense weren’t enough to bridge the gap, as the game wound down with the Diplomats on top 14-9.

Notable players: Corinne Sommi ’14 led the Garnet offense with three goals and three assists. Caroline Murphy ’14 had four ground balls to lead the Garnet defense, while Michelle Ammerman ’14 tallied 19 saves at the net.

The remaining games of the season are all Centennial Conference matchups, the first one being against Muhlenberg on April 17. First draw is set to begin at 7 p.m. on Clothier Field.

Women’s Tennis

On a successful Senior Day, the Swarthmore Women’s Tennis team (9-2, 6-0) swept Franklin & Marshall 9-0 on Saturday afternoon to pick up their sixth straight Centennial Conference win and third conference shutout of the season.

Emily Rosenblum ’13 paired with Lia Carlson ’14 to take No. 1 doubles, Stephanie Chia ’13 and Epiphany English ’14 followed with a victory at No. 2 doubles, and Kelsey Johnson ’13 and Jackie Lane ’16 rounded out doubles play with a win at the No. 3 spot. Katie Samuelson ’14, Gayatri Iyengar ’15, Carlson, Rosenblum, Chia, and Johnson all brought home victories in singles play to seal the game with nine straight wins.

Notable players: Lia Carlson ’14, Emily Rosenblum ’13, Stephanie Chia ’13, and Kelsey Johnson ’13 finished the afternoon with two wins each.

The Garnet will be looking for their seventh straight conference win, as they travel to Bryn Mawr on April 19. The game is slated to start at 4 p.m.

Men’s Golf

After the first round of the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational on Sunday afternoon, the Swarthmore Men’s Golf team found themselves in fifth place overall.

Sam White ’14 shot a team-best 75, putting him in fourth place overall. Kyle Knapp ’14 followed closely behind, with a total score of 81.

The second round of the Glenmaura Invitational continues today. Today also marks the beginning of the Swarthmore Invitational, which will take place at the Rolling Green Golf Club.


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