October 3, 2009

Columbo lifts No. 17 Swarthmore late

Garnet tally with 10:30 left to break deadlock with McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Megan Colombo broke a 1-all deadlock with 10:30 showing to lift 17th-ranked Swarthmore to a 2-1 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer action on Saturday.

Jessica Peyton (Middletown, Md./Middletown) drew the Green Terror (2-7, 1-2 CC) in the 77th minute but the Garnet (9-2, 3-1 CC) had the answer fewer than three minutes later.

After Peyton's goal off a mishandle by the Swarthmore keeper with 13:29 to play, Colombo put a shot off the McDaniel keeper and defender for the game-winner.

Elizabeth Mills tapped home a Kirsten Peterson pass that went by the keeper for a 1-0 Garnet lead at the 34:09 mark.

Swarthmore finished with advantages of 23-8 and 12-3 in shots and corner kicks, respectively.

Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made 11 saves for McDaniel.

The Green Terror returns to action at Goucher on Tuesday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period                                  1                  2                  -                  F
Swarthmore (9-2, 3-1 CC)                  1                  1                  -                  2
McDaniel (2-7, 1-2 CC)                        0                  1                  -                  1

Scoring Summary
S - Elizabeth Mills (Kirsten Peterson), 34:09
M - Jessica Peyton, 76:31
S - Megan Colombo, 79:30

Shots: S 23, M 8. Corner Kicks: S 12, M 3. Fouls: S 5, M 5. Saves: S 2 (Marie Mutry 1, 1 GA, 90 MP, Team 1), M 11 (Leanne Hollinger).

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