Swarthmore Holds off Washington College

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Thanks to five second quarter goals, Swarthmore (4-10, 2-5 CC) battled past the visiting Washington Shoremen (4-8, 2-6 CC) for its second Conference win of the season on Wednesday evening at Clothier Field, 8-6.

After being outshot 16-4 and going down 3-2 in the first quarter, the Garnet offense pulled a 180 in the second quarter, scoring five goals and outshooting the Shoremen 16-4.

Junior Max Hubbard started the Swat rally, tying the game at three apiece less than three minutes into the second as he cut across the front of the crease and ripped a shot past the Washington netminder.

Freshman Jonathan Molloy scored Swarthmore's next three goals including a spectacular goal from off the ground after being fouled by a WAC defender to put the Garnet up 4-3.

Washington snuck one in five minutes later but Swat answered when sophomore Steve Selverian broke away after picking up a Washington turnover and fed a pass to Molloy who fired a shot from far out, scoring his third of the game.

Molloy tacked on another one a minute later, catching a pass from sophomore Wes Marcik and finding the far corner of the net from an almost impossible angle, putting the Garnet up 6-4.

After winning the next faceoff, senior Mark Czernyk picked up the ground ball and took it all the way to score his first career goal to give Swarthmore its biggest lead of the game only seven seconds after Molloy had scored.

For the seventh time this season Swarthmore scored first in the game, this time it came only 2:38 into the game when sophomore Wes Marcik picked up a Shoremen turnover and took it in alone, blasting a shot past the keeper.

After Washington tied up the game minutes later, freshman Jonathan Molloy gave Swarthmore the lead back, scoring his first of four in the game.

The Garnet took a 7-4 lead into the third quarter but the Washington offense took control once again, outshooting Swat again and putting up two goals.

Hubbard netted Swarthmore's lone goal of the third quarter, giving the Garnet an 8-6 lead going into the fourth quarter, which turned into a defensive battle that saw 14 turnovers.

Neither team would be able to find the back of the net in the fourth as Swarthmore held on to its 8-6 lead, picking up its second Centennial Conference win in its final home game of the season.

The Garnet finish up its season on Saturday April 23 when it travels to Haverford to take on its heated rival Fords. Play is set to kick off at 12:00 PM.

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SWARTHMORE, PA -- A three-goal run to end the first half proved to be the difference, as host Swarthmore defeated visiting Washington College, 8-6, in a Centennial Conference game tonight on Clothier Field. The Garnet, who won despite being out-shot by 22, improved to 4-10 overall and 2-5 in conference play. The Shoremen, who were playing their final conference game of the season, fell to 4-8 and 2-6.

Swarthmore struck first in game as Wes Marcik fired in a goal with 12:22 remaining in the first quarter. The Shoremen evened the score when freshman attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, MD/Calvert Hall) netted a goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) with 9:56 to go in the quarter.

The Garnet pulled back in front on a Jonathan Molloygoal with 4:48 on the clock, but the Shoremen quickly responded as freshman attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, MD/Mount St. Joseph) capitalized on a turnover deep on the Swarthmore defensive end to tie the score at 2-2 17 seconds later. The goal was the first of Campbell's collegiate career. Washington took its first lead on a goal by Cusick off an assist from sophomore attackman Glen Tompkins (Manhasset, NY/Manhasset) with four seconds to play in the quarter.

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