Swarthmore Drops Heartbreaker to Widener

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - An excellent save by Widener's keeper on a desperation shot from freshman Johnathan Molloy with only six seconds to play helped the visiting Widener Pride (1-1) come back for a 6-5 victory over the Swarthmore Garnet (0-2) on Saturday afternoon from Clothier Field.

The Garnet saw a 5-4 lead in the fourth quarter slip away after the Pride put two goals in the back of the net in less than a minute to take the 6-5 lead that would hold for the final 10 minutes of Swarthmore's home opener.

Widener struck first in the game with a goal less than four minutes in but Molloy quickly responded with his first collegiate goal on an unassisted blast from the top of the circle.

Junior Zach Belden gave Swat its first lead of the game only minutes later with a goal off of a great feed from Molloy. Belden had a great game, leading the team with two goals and an assist.

Swarthmore took a 3-2 lead into halftime after freshman attacker Brendan Conway netted the Garnet's loan goal of the second period but Widener came our firing in the second half with two quick goals to take its first lead of the game.

The Garnet took back the lead with 12 minutes to play in the fourth when freshman Daniel Kowalyshyn netted his first collegiate goal off of a great pass from junior John Bukawyn. Bukawyn led the team with two assists.

Widener's Andrew Janusz led the game with three goals including the first goal the game and the game-winning goal with nine minutes to play.

Swarthmore will look to rebound on Tuesday March 9 when it faces off with Lynchburg during spring break play. Play is set to begin at 2:00 PM.


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