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McDaniel forges tie with Swarthmore

Michael Beard © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Michael Beard © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Weather actually wins, forcing game to be called with 12:11 to play

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Michael Beard (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) scored in the game's 14th minute to lead McDaniel to a 1-all deadlock with No. 11 Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer action on Saturday.

An own goal gave the Garnet (13-1-1, 5-1-1 CC) its tally at the 54:18 mark to even the score with the Green Terror (7-7-1, 3-3-1 CC) before torrential rains made the field unplayable and forced the contest to be called with 12:11 to play. Because the game had reached its reasonable point of conclusion of 70 minutes, the game is deemed final per NCAA rules.

Beard's goal came unassisted at the 13:57 mark.

Swarthmore finished with a 10-6 edge in shots.

It marked the second consecutive year that the game between these two teams was called before reaching the 90-minute mark.

Zachary Weimer made two saves for the Garnet while Robert Hollasch (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty), made three for the Green Terror.

McDaniel returns to action at Dickinson on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Score by Period                                                1            2            -            F
No. 11 Swarthmore (13-1-1, 5-1-1 CC)                        0            1            -            1
McDaniel (7-7-1, 3-3-1 CC)                                    1            0            -            1

Scoring Summary:
M - Michael Beard, 13:57
S - Own Goal, 54:18

Shots: S 10, M 6. Corner Kicks: S 5, M 2. Fouls: S 14, M 23. Saves: S 2 (Zachary Weimar), M 4 (Robert Hollasch 3, TEAM 1).