The men’s soccer team continued its Cinderella story over the weekend by upsetting two nationally ranked teams in penalty kicks to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Swarthmore put away 17th-ranked Roanoke College on Saturday with a 4-2 margin in penalty kicks and then eliminated No. 23 Christopher Newport University on Sunday night, 4-3, in the second round. The Garnet have reached the NCAA Sweet 16 six times in program history (1974, 1991, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2019).
The Garnet now have the privilege of hosting the next two rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Clothier Field, beginning with a game against No. 18 Connecticut College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The winner of that contest will face either No. 5 Tufts or No. 11 Washington & Lee for a berth into the national semifinals. Live stats and video broadcasts will be available for each game this weekend.
Update: The Garnet gave No. 18 Connecticut College everything it had, but lost in overtime by a final score of 1-0. Swarthmore wrapped up the 2019 campaign with an 11-4-5 record.