No. 25 Swarthmore shuts out McDaniel

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Four different Swarthmore players scored a goal to lead the hosts to a 4-0 Centennial Conference (CC) men’s soccer victory over McDaniel on Saturday.

            The game was called with 11:07 to play due to lightning and other severe weather in the area and, because the contest had reached its reasonable point of conclusion of 70 minutes per NCAA guidelines, the result was declared final.
            The 25th-ranked Garnet (12-2-1, 6-1 CC) outshot the Green Terror (4-9-1, 1-5-1 CC) by a 22-6 margin and had four corner kicks to the visitors’ zero.
            On a breakaway in the 298th minute, Dylan Langley crossed to Evan Nesterak for a 1-0 Swarthmore lead.
            David Sterngold doubled the advantage four-and-a-half minutes later.
            At the 64:19 mark, Rory Stackpole converted a penalty kick before Stu Leon tallied unassisted 1 minute, 24 seconds later to set the final margin.
            Michael Ratcliffe (Kingville, Md./Perry Hall) made three saves in the first half while Benjamin Knight (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Academy) had four in the second half.
            McDaniel concludes the home schedule against Dickinson on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.
Score by Half                                            1          2          -           F
McDaniel (4-9-1, 1-5-1 CC)                         0          0          -           0
No. 25 Swarthmore (12-2-1, 6-1 CC)            2          2          -           4
S – Evan Nesterak (Dylan Langley), 28:44
S – David Sterngold, 33:19
S – Rory Stackpole (penalty kick), 64:19
S – Stu Leon, 65:43
Shots: M 6, S 22. Corner Kicks: M 0, S 4. Fouls: M 15, S 15. Saves: M 7 (Michael Ratcliffe 3, 45:00, 2 GA; Benjamin Knight 4, 35:53, 2 GA), S 1 (David D’Annunzio).
* Note: game called at 78:53 mark due to severe weather.