No. 2 Swat Nearly Upset

By Gabrielle Devaud

Elm Staff Writer

Second-ranked Swarthmore College (9-0, 3-0 Centennial) downed the Shoremen, 1-0, in a Centennial Conference men’s soccer game last Wednesday night.

WC junior goalkeeper Chris Phipps made 13 saves in the loss to keep the Shoremen within one goal. He made five saves in the first half, including a diving save to his left on a header from two yards out, and made eight more saves in the second half. WC’s last shot of the game came off the foot of sophomore Brandon George, but it went wide.

The men’s soccer team returned to action Saturday with Centennial Conference home game against McDaniel. The Green Terror scored two second half goals to secure a 2-0 victory over WC. The Shoremen slipped to 3-6-1 and 0-3-1 with the loss.

WC had a 17-16 advantage in shots in the game, but could not find the back of the net. Chris Phipps made seven saves for the Shoremen while in goal.

Senior captain Danny Wood reflects on the beginning of the men’s play saying, “The first half of the season started off with a few tough losses, but I believe that our team has learned from our mistakes and is ready to surprise the section in our last five conference games.”

The Shoremen are back in action with an away conference game Saturday at 1 p.m. versus Muhlenburg.

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