COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – It was a tale of two halves for the Swarthmore College women's lacrosse team, as the Garnet fell to Ursinus 17-6 on a chilly Tuesday night in Centennial Conference action.
It was Ursinus sophomore Emily Diehl who would cause Swarthmore troubles, notching a hat trick in the first half, and finishing with five goals. Diehl’s outbreak was part of a larger Ursinus run that defined the first half. The Lady Garnet found themselves down 9-0, in a half where they were out-shot 15-3.
Despite a first half to forget for Swarthmore half time adjustments gave them a spark. Sophomore Marie Mutryn would open the second half with an unassisted goal to get Swarthmore on the board, she would finish with two scores on the day, her 29th and 30th of the season. However, the turnaround was not complete, as Ursinus would still outscore Swat in the second half 8-6 and the nine goal deficit would prove insurmountable.
Junior Amy Vachal added two goals of her own, her 22nd and 23rd on the year and senior Abbe Muller scored 2 as well, her eighth and ninth. Sophomore Annelise Mowry notched an assist, tying her with Maddie Williams with eight for the team lead.
Notable performances for Ursinus included hat tricks from junior Emily Hummel and sophomore Kim Peifer.
Swarthmore drops to 1-5 in conference as Ursinus climbed to 4-2.
The Garnet return to action on Saturday when it hosts Muhlenberg beginning at 1:00 p.m. The game will be followed by the team's annual Alumnae Game.