CHESTERTOWN, MD - Visiting Swarthmore College scored one goal in each half to post a 2-0 Centennial Conference women's soccer victory over host Washington College tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Swarthmore (3-4-2, 2-1 CC) came out strong, taking seven shots in the first 14:04 and scoring on the seventh as Kirsten Peterson sent a ball ahead to Megan Colombo for a goal in transition. The assist for Peterson was the 14th of her career, tying the Swarthmore school record. After the goal, the Washington defense tightened up, allowing just two shots for the Garnet the rest of the half.
The Shorewomen (3-4-1, 0-3) stayed within one goal until Swarthmore tacked on an insurance goal by Aly Passanante off an assist from Emily Coleman at 81:30. Washington's final shot of the contest came off the foot of freshman midfielder/forward Heather Smith (Glen Burnie, MD/Glen Burnie) at 82:34.
Junior goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) made nine saves in the loss for the Shorewomen, while Kaitlyn Sipiora made four for the Garnet.
Swarthmore held a 21-6 advantage in shots and an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks in the game.
The Shorewomen return to action one week from today with a 4:00 p.m. non-conference game at Penn State-Berks.