Swarthmore Holds off Washington College

The Garnet evened the score at 3-3 on a goal by Max Hubbard with 12:42 remaining in the second quarter. Swarthmore moved back in front on a Molloy goal 46 seconds later. WC sophomore attackman Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) deadlocked the score again, this time at 4-4, with an extra-man goal off Campbell's first collegiate assist with 6:02 to go in the half.

Molloy gave the Garnet a 5-4 lead with a goal off an assist from Steve Selverian with 3:47 left. Swarthmore opened up a three-goal lead with two goals late in the second quarter as Molloy scored off a Marcik assist on an extra-man opportunity with 1:42 left and Mark Czernyk scored off the ensuing face-off seven seconds later.

Washington junior midfielder Billy Stafford (White Hall, MD/Hereford) opened the third-quarter scoring with 10:56 on the clock to cut the lead to 7-5, but Hubbard scored off an assist from John Bukawyn with 9:04 left to give the Garnet another three-goal lead. Campbell trimmed the lead back to two goals with a goal with 2:48 remaining in the third.

Neither team scored in the fourth quarter as Swarthmore survived being out-shot, 14-3, in the period, 33-11 in the second half, and 53-31 for the game.

Molloy led all scorers with four goals in the win for the Garnet, while Hubbard added two goals and Marcik had a goal and an assist. Jonathan Cohenplayed an impressive game between the pipes for Swarthmore, making 17 saves.

Campbell led Washington with two goals and one assist, while Cusick also scored two goals and Tompkins had a pair of assists. Senior goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) made 13 saves for the Shoremen.

The Shoremen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. non-conference game at nationally-ranked Cabrini.

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