Grier Tallies Seven Saves for WC
SWARTHMORE, PA -- Host 20th-ranked Swarthmore College scored three goals in the first half and went on to a 4-0 victory over visiting Washington College in a Centennial Conference women's soccer match on Tuesday evening on Clothier Field. The Garnet are now 8-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play with the win, while the Shorewomen fell to 5-3-1 and 1-2 with the loss.
Swarthmore got onto the board exactly eight minutes into the match when Megan Colombo put the hosts up 1-0 with Kirsten Peterson and Taylor Rhodes both picking up assists on Colombo's goal. Rhodes made it 2-0 when she scored on a breakaway after receiving the pass from Julia Luongo at 10:54. Rhodes would be involved in the third goal as she set up Hannah Deming's tally to put the Garnet up 3-0 at the 16:21 mark. The Garnet would take a 3-0 lead into intermission and took all 13 shots in the first 45 minutes.
Columbo netted her second goal of the night at 48:50 with Alyssa Bowie recording the assist for the only goal of the second half and capped the scoring.
For Washington, senior goalkeeper Caroline Grier (Kennett Square, PA/Sanford School (DE) had seven saves in the second half, while sophomore goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) turned away six shots in the first half for the Shorewomen. Swarthmore's Marie Mutryn recorded a shutout for the hosts in goal.
Swarthmore held a 35-2 advantage in shots in the match and recorded all 11 corner kicks in the contest.
The Shorewomen return to action on October 8 with a 4:30 p.m. non-conference match at Cabrini.