Soccer and Swarthmore Play for Breast Cancer Awareness in Conference Finale

Soccer and Swarthmore Play for Breast Cancer Awareness in Conference Finale

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – In their annual meeting, the Owls and Garnet played a "Think Pink" game to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Both teams wore pink t-shirts in place of warm-up jerseys and at the half, the names of breast cancer survivors and victims were honored. As for the game, Swarthmore topped Bryn Mawr, 3-0, in the Owls' conference finale.

After a slow start to the game with both teams recording shots, it was the Garnet that broke the ice when Melissa Trofa took an Emma Sindelar pass and found the back of the net at 26:44. Just under 10 minutes later, it was the Trofa/Sindelar tandem again that combined to net Swarthmore's second goal of the contest at 36:36.

The second-half saw the Owls and the Garnet battling each other with neither team able to truly gain an upper hand. After nearly 43-minutes of scoreless action, Rehana Omardeen lofted a shot over Bryn Mawr's goalie Rebecca Joseph to push Swarthmore's lead to 3-0. With the win, the Garnet improve to 11-5 overall and 6-3 in conference play as the Owls drop to 4-9-3 overall and 1-7-2 in Centennial action.

Sophomore Marcela Dorfsman-Hopkins and freshman Helena Van Oudenallen took one shot each while Joseph posted six saves.

The Owls will close out the 2012 season on Saturday, October 27, when they travel to Goucher for a 4:00 pm non-league contest with the Gophers.