Swarthmore Fails to Hold off Drew, Falls 9-5

MADISON, N.J. - Swarthmore (3-9) lost a second half lead due to six unanswered goals as the Drew University Rangers (6-4) came from behind to take down the Garnet on Wednesday night.

Swarthmore gave itself a two goal lead midway through the second quarter when sophomore Steve Selverian caught a pass from sophomore Wes Marcik and blasted a goal past the Drew keeper but the Rangers responded a few minutes later to make it a one point game, 5-4.

Over the third and fourth quarters, Drew scored five consecutive goals to propel them past Swarthmore for the non-conference win.

Swat got off to a quick start, netting the first three goals of the game in less than five minutes. Junior Max Hubbard struck first, carving through Drew's defense to score an unassisted goal only 45 seconds into the game. Hubbard did it again less than two minutes later to put Swarthmore on top 2-0.

Junior Zach Belden followed Hubbard's lead, scoring an unassisted goal of his own at the 10:44 mark of the first quarter.

Drew was finally able to respond to Swat's early offensive dominance with two goals later in the first quarter but freshman Brendan Conway extinguished the threat with another unassisted Garnet goal with :29 seconds left to put Swarthmore up 4-2 going into the second quarter.

Hubbard led the Garnet offense with two goals in the game while junior Matt Bowers anchored the Swat defense, picking up three groundballs and causing three Ranger turnovers.

Swarthmore returns to Centennial Conference lacrosse action on Saturday April 16 when it travels to Carlisle to take on the No. 7 Dickinson Red Devils. Play is slated to begin at 12:00 PM.


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