Swarthmore Defeats Dickinson as Borbee Wins 200th

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Led by a nine-point performance from senior Annalise Penikis, Swarthmore (10-4, 4-3) picked up a key Centennial Confernece victory over the visiting Dickinson Red Devils (7-7, 3-4 CC).

With the win, head coach Karen Borbee collected her 200th career victory, becoming just the second CC coach to reach the milestone.

Penikis, despite being double-teamed nearly the entire contest, put up four goals and five assists against the Red Devils. The Garnet offense was also led by junior Corinne Sommi with three goals and one assist. Freshman Lizze Kolln finished with two goals and senior Nicole Vanchieri tallied one goal and one assist in the victory.

Junior netminder Michelle Ammerman stopped eight shots in a complete game for her ninth victory this season. Penikis and Vanchieri combined for five caused turnovers and junior Emma Sipperly scooped up four ground balls for the Garnet.

Clare Manoli and Jennifer Morrissey each scored three for the Red Devils. Grace Morelli started in goal, allowing nine goals in the loss with six saves and Amanda Morse finished in net for the final 30 minutes making three saves.

With just over four minutes to play, the Red Devils - down 12-7 - fired off three tallies in under 30 seconds for the comeback, but the Garnet defense regrouped to hold onto the victory. Junior Lucy Whitacre added the final goal of the game at 2:28 to secure the all-important conference win.

Swarthmore built up a 9-5 lead heading into halftime despite a 11-4 draw control disadvantage and the shots were tied at 17.

The Red Devils started all scoring 55 seconds into the game with Morrissey's first tally, but the Garnet quickly returned fire with three straight goals for a 3-1 lead at 26:46. Dickinson eventually tied the game at three about four minutes later, but the visitors never regained the lead in the remainder of the contest.

Swarthmore hits the road on Wednesday, April 24 to visit No. 20 Washington College for a 7:00 p.m. start.

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(Swarthmore, Pa.) Dickinson suffered another tough loss in Centennial Conference play, falling 13-10, at Swarthmore College on Saturday.

The Red Devils struck first before the hosts rattled-off three straight goals in a span of just under two minutes to lead, 3-1, with 26:46 remaining in the first half. First-year Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) put the Devils on the board in the opening minute, finishing an assist from senior Kara Glazer (Towson, Md./Towson).

Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) and Clare Manoli (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) tallied back-to-back goals to pull the Devils even, 3-3, with just over 20 minutes to play in the half.

The Garnet answered with four unanswered goals and closed out the half with a 6-2 run to take a 9-5 lead at halftime.

The Red Devils turned in a strong second half, outscoring Swarthmore, 5-4. Annalise Penikis added an early goal for the Garnet before a 5-2 run by Dickinson cut the deficit to 12-10, with 3:53 on the clock. Glazer started things off, scoring unassisted at the 19:22 mark, and Manoli scored off an assist from senior Linzi Burstein (Alexandria, Va./TC Williams) with 14:36 remaining.

Penikis dished out and assist and scored another for Swarthmore to make the score, 12-7. The Red Devils netted the next three to pull within two, with 3:53 on the clock. Carly O'Brien (Cranberry, N.J./Princeton Day School) at the 4:19 mark and Morrissey assisted Kelly Haglund (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart), just 16 seconds later.

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