Garnet Athletics Set to Battle for Conference Titles

Women's Soccer and Volleyball Players

Swarthmore Athletics has three fall teams appearing in the single-elimination Centennial Conference postseason tournaments. Swarthmore men's soccer entered the tournament as the fifth seed, volleyball took the third seed, and women's soccer will host its tournament after securing the top seed.

Women's Soccer

Swarthmore College women’s soccer enters the postseason as the top-seeded team in the Centennial Conference and has earned - for the first time in program history - the right to host the semifinal and final matches at Clothier Field. The Garnet went undefeated in league play with a 9-0-1 record and outscored Centennial opponents 28-2. Swarthmore looks to repeat as conference champions and earn another berth to the NCAA Tournament. They will face Ursinus at Clothier Field on Sat., Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Check out live stats and live video.

Update (11/8/15):

Despite an early lead, the homestanding women's soccer team (16-1-2) could not hold off the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (14-4-1), who won the Centennial Conference championship 2-1 in double overtime.

Marin McCoy '19 scored in the sixth minute for the Garnet. Swarthmore is eligible for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will be watching closely during the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:00 p.m. EST. The link to the event can be found on the NCAA website.

Update (11/7/15):

The 12th-ranked Swarthmore College women's soccer team (16-1-1) used three second-half goals in the span of just four minutes to bury the Ursinus Bears by a 3-0 score in the Centennial Conference semifinals on Sat., Nov. 7. Amanda Bosworth '16, a political science major from Escondido, Calif., Katherine Zavez '17, a math and stats major from Winchester, Mass., and Caroline Khanna '17, a biology major from Chevy Chase, Md., all scored for Swarthmore. The Garnet will face Johns Hopkins on Sun., Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. in a rematch of the 2014 Centennial Conference championship, which was won in penalties by the Garnet.

Volleyball

For the sixth time in seven years, the Swarthmore College volleyball team has qualified for the Centennial Conference tournament, which will be hosted by Johns Hopkins on Nov. 7 and 8. Earlier in the season, Swarthmore accumulated a 15-match win streak as head coach Harleigh Chwastyk picked up her 200th career victory. The third-seeded Garnet will face Haverford on Sat., Nov. 7, at 3:30 p.m. Check out live stats and live video.

Update:

The Swarthmore College volleyball team (19-9) fell in the Centennial Conference semifinals on Sat., Nov. 7, against the Haverford Fords in a five-set showdown. More 

Men’s Soccer

The Swarthmore College men’s soccer team qualified for the Centennial Conference tournament as the fifth seed, but fell in the first round match at Johns Hopkins. The young Garnet squad featured 17 underclassmen this season and will look to build upon this year's experience when it returns to the field in 2016.