Top-ranked Swarthmore downs McDaniel

Zach Nibbelink © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Zach Nibbelink © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Garnet scores three goals in 10 minutes to key 4-0 win

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Morgan Langley recorded two goals and an assist to lead No. 1 Swarthmore to a 4-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer action on Saturday.

Playing its first-ever game as the top-ranked team in Division III, the Garnet (12-1-2, 5-0-2 CC) scored three goals in 9 minutes, 20 seconds and finished the game with a 21-4 advantage in shots.

Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) made 11 saves in goal for the Green Terror (5-10, 2-5 CC), who needs a pair of wins and some help in the final week of the season to make the conference tournament.

Kieran Reichart found Langley in a 2-on-1 situation to open the scoring at the 26:56 mark.

Just 2:12 later, it was Langley feed Fabian Castro in a similar situation to double the advantage.

Langley capped the flurry, finishing off a Castro bicycle pass in the 37th minute.

Casto crossed to Noah Sterngold, who netted his first career goal in the 69th minute to set the final margin.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Dickinson on Tuesday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -                  F
McDaniel (5-10, 2-5 CC)                        0            0            -            0
No. 1 Swarthmore (12-1-2, 5-0-2 CC)            3            1            -            4

Scoring Summary:
S – Morgan Langley (Kieran Reichart), 26:56
S – Fabian Castro (Langley), 29:08
S – Langley (Castro), 36:16
S – Noah Sterngold (Castro), 68:37

Shots: M 4, S 21. Corner Kicks: M 1, S 3. Fouls: M 11, S 5. Saves: M 11 (Zach Nibbelink), S 1 (David D'Annunzio 1, 0 GA, 72 MP; Peter Maxted 0, 0 GA, 18 MP).