PONOMA, N.J. – Just call them the "Cardiac Garnet."
Down 1-0 heading into the final 20 minutes of play, reigning Centennial Conference Player of the Week Morgan Langley tied the game in the 74th minute and sophomore David Sterngold scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute to lead the No. 6 Swarthmore men’s soccer team (10-1, 3-1) to a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory over Richard Stockton on Wednesday night.
The victory is the Garnet’s second consecutive win in the final minutes of regulation; Morgan Langley scored in the 89th minute as the Garnet defeated Gettysburg 4-3 on Saturday.
Down 1-0 to the previously-ranked Ospreys (10-3), the Langley combo came to the rescue for the Garnet once again. Just like against Gettysburg on Saturday, older brother Dylan set up younger brother Morgan for the game-tying goal in the 74th minute. The goal was Morgan's team-leading 11th of the season and fourth consecutive goal up to that point.
Now with all the momentum behind it, the Garnet attack put the pressure on the tired Ospreys' defense, peppering Stockton goalkeeper Lou Herring with four shots over a seven-minute span - until Sterngold converted in the 84th minute. He scored his third goal of the season - with an assist from sophomore Roberto Contreras IV - to give Swat a 2-1 lead that it would hold on to until the final whistle.
Richard Stockton's lone goal came off the foot of Butch Huff in the 38th minute, giving the Ospreys a 1-0 lead that would last until the 74th minute.
In goal for the Garnet, junior captain Zach Weimar made three saves for the win.
Swarthmore finished the game with a 19-12 edge in shots and 7-4 advantage in shots on goal.
The win is Swarthmore''s second come-from-behind victory of the season; the Garnet trailed Catholic 1-0 before rallying for the 4-1 win.
The Garnet returns to Centennial Conference play this Saturday when it travels to Collegeville to take on Ursinus . Play is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.