Garnet Women Top Devils 2-1 in Conference Opener
(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson College women's soccer team struck first but visiting Swarthmore answered with a pair of goals to post a 2-1 Centennial Conference win here on Saturday.
First-year Samantha Friday (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) put the Devils up 1-0, scoring on an assist from sophomore Hannah Richardson (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) in the 33rd minute.
The Garnet tied the game with just 2:26 to play in the first half when Alexa Ross finished an assist from Megan Colombo.
The Red Devils created some strong scoring opportunities throughout the game. Sophomore Marissa Kunkle (Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge) blasted a shot off the cross bar in the first half and Richardson rang the bell, hitting the post late in the game.
Swarthmore capitalized in transition, countering a Dickinson attack, going full field with Emily Coleman finding the net with an assist from Hannah Purkey in the 77th minute.
The Devils continued to battle and had some quality chances late in the game but could not tally the equalizer.
Annie Weichert (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) turned in a strong performance in goal for Dickinson, stopping five shots. Marie Mutryn also played well in goal for the Garnet (2-2, 1-0), making nine saves.
The Red Devils slip to 1-1-1 overall and 0-1 in the Centennial Conference. They travel to York College on Wednesday for a 4:30 start.