Men's Soccer Misses Out on Centennial Playoffs With 2-1 Loss at Haverford
HAVERFORD, Pa. - Sophomore Jack Momeyer scored in the 77th minute to lead a late-match comeback, but it wasn't enough to help the Swarthmore College men's soccer team (11-6, 5-4) dig out of a 2-0 hole to rival Haverford, as the Garnet fell to the Fords by the score of 2-1 on Monday evening from Swan Field.
With the loss, the reigning Centennial Conference champion Garnet miss out of the Centennial Conference playoffs. With the win, the Fords -- winners of their last five Centennial matches -- advance to the Centennial playoffs for the first time in program history as the No. 5 seed.
Swarthmore had its chances all match long - outshooting the Fords 15-7 -- but could not take advantage of its opportunities
The Fords jumped to the early 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from star Retting y Martinez in the 19th minute of play. From there, the Garnet fired five shots over the remaining 25 minutes of the half, but came up empty and trailed 1-0 at the intermission.
In the second half, Haverford struck again in the 75th minute. This it was reserve player Ford Brohmann scoring his goal of the season to make it a 2-0 .
With the season hanging in the balance, Momeyer answered less than two minutes later to cut the Fords' lead to 2-1.
Still, Momeyer's late tally proved to be too little, too late. Swarthmore's final chance came in the final 30 seconds of play when senior David Sterngold's shot went wide of the target.
In goal for the Garnet, senior David D'Annunzio made one save.
The meeting between the Garnet and Fords was the 79th in the history of the series, one of the longest running in college soccer.