SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Junior captain Micah Rose's fifth goal of the season in the 17th minute of the goal gave the No. 2 Swarthmore College men's soccer team (10-0-1, 4-0-1 CC) an early lead over Ursinus (1-9, 0-5 CC) but two goals late in the second half solidified the dominant 3-0 Swat victory on Saturday night on Clothier Field.
After only 16 minutes of play, Swarthmore's offense would make its presence known when Rose's big right foot would blast a rocket from outside the box, past the Bears' net minder to break the deadlock.
Junior Pierre Dyer assisted the goal with a great feed to Rose through traffic.
The Garnet would have a tough time putting the ball in the back of the net for the next 59 minutes, but after 17 shots on goal since its first goal it was only a matter of time before Swat would bury one.
In the 77th minute that second goal would come off the foot of sophomore Kieran Reichert. Sophomore Henry Ainley would serve it up in front of net before Reichert would put it off of a defender and past the Ursinus keeper to put Swarthmore up 2-0.
Only 12 minutes later the Garnet would add the finishing touch when freshman Jack Momeyer would play a rebound off of the goalie and net Swat's third goal in the 89th minute.
Throughout the game, the play would grow more and more physical. Swarthmore would control for the majority of the game but Ursinus would fight furiously to gain the upper hand.
Pushing, shoving, flying elbows and words being exchanged between both teams had turned to game into a game of frustration as both defenses would keep offensive play at a standstill throughout the first half and most of the second.
Referees would stop the game on several occasions to calm players down but no bookings were handed out in the game.
With the win, Swarthmore has now won seven straight home games this season and has been unbeaten for 20 consecutive regular season home games.
The win also marked a perfect 4-4 day for Swarthmore athletics with volleyball, field hockey and women's soccer also winning.
The Swarthmore men's soccer team returns to action on Tuesday October 12 when it hosts Moravian in non-conference action. Play is set to begin at 7:00 PM.