Swarthmore Cruises Past 320 Rival Widener

CHESTER, Pa. - Another strong offensive showing during the first half helped Swarthmore College (3-1) cruise past 320 rival Widener 18-8 on Tuesday evening from Dixon Field.

Junior Marie Mutryn, junior Annelise Mowry and sophomore Nicole Vanchieri all scored four goals apiece while sophomore Annelise Penikis (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) netted three goals and dished out four assists to lead the Garnet.

Just like in its previous two victories, a strong first half propelled Swat to a double-digit victory. But unlike the first two wins, Swarthmore did not surrender the first goal, this time scoring three goals in the opening five minutes before the Pride (2-3) would light up the scoreboard. Mowry, senior Emily Evans and Mutryn all scored unassisted goals during the opening charge.

Ahead 6-3 with 10 minutes left to play in the first half, the Garnet used a pair of goals from Vanchieri and Mowry each to build a 10-3 lead with 3:15 to play. After a Widener connection with 2:19 to play cut it to 10-4, Mowry quickly brought the momentum back in Swat's corner, scoring two goals in the final 64 seconds to extend the lead to 12-4 right before the half.

In the second period, Swarthmore maintained the lead and the contest was never in doubt, scoring five unanswered goals over a 15-minute span to close out the 18-8 win.

Junior Maddie Williams (Kennett Square/Kennett) lead a strong Garnet defensive effort with three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Penikis rounded out her solid overall game with a team-high six ground balls and four caused turnovers.

In net for the Garnet, freshman Michelle Ammerman made three saves.

2011-03-15



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