Shoremen Drop Overtime Heartbreaker To Garnet, 11-10

Shoremen Drop Overtime Heartbreaker To Garnet, 11-10

Barbieri posts five points in the loss

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — Austin Chang scored the game winning goal eight seconds into overtime as host Swarthmore defeated visiting Washington College 11-10 in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game played tonight at Clothier Field in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The loss also eliminates the Shoremen from contention for the Centennial Conference playoffs.

Swarthmore 11, Washington College 10 (OT)

How It Happened
- Swarthmore jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the opening quarter, capped off by a Zander Levitz goal from a Nathaniel Johns assist with four seconds to play in the opening quarter.
- The Shoremen responded with a four goal run of their own. Nick Boyles got the Shoremen on the board, scoring off of a Cooper Sloan assist with 13:21 to go in the second quarter. An unassisted Tanner Barbieri goal with 7:12 to go in the quarter cut the Garnet lead to 5-2, and Barbieri would find Trey Ritter for a goal with 6:00 to go in the second quarter to make it a 5-3 game. Barbieri then scored his second goal of the run, this one coming off a Brady O'Neill assist with 3:07 to go until halftime to cut the Swarthmore lead to 5-4.
- Cam Marsh ended the run for the Garnet, scoring off of a Dylan Rittenhouse assist with 2:11 to go in the second quarter to give Swarthmore a 6-4 lead. 
- An unassisted goal from Kevin Trapp with 30.2 seconds to go until halftime cut the Swarthmore lead to 6-5, and that would be the score at the halftime break.
- The Shoremen tied the game 6-6 courtesy of a Trapp unassisted goal with 1:55 to go in the third quarter.
- Matt Johnson gave the Garnet back the lead, taking a pass from Marsh and scoring a diving goal with 9.4 seconds to go in the third quarter to give Swarthmore a 7-6 lead going to the fourth quarter.
- Rittenhouse got the first goal of the fourth quarter for the Garnet, an unassisted tally to extend the lead to 8-6 with 11:04 to go.
- Barbieri responded for the Shoremen by completing his hat trick with an unassisted goal with 10:09 to go to cut the lead to 8-7, but a tally by Chang, off another assist from Marsh, re-established a two goal Garnet lead at 9-7 with 8:52 to go.
- Trapp would complete his hat trick for the Shoremen, scoring off a Peter Jacobs assist with 7:27 to go to cut the Garnet lead to 9-8.
- Chang would again give Swarthmore a two goal cushion, scoring off a Johnson assist with 4:46 to go to make it 10-8, but Barbieri would then find Tyler Powers for a goal to cut the Garnet lead to 10-9 with 4:30 to go.
- Following the 15th save of the night from Ben Flood, the Shoremen successfully cleared the ball and called timeout with 59.5 seconds to go. Charles Walker then dodged down the far alley and scored an unassisted goal with 38.5 seconds to go to tie the game 10-10.
- Swarthmore would then win the ensuing face off and call timeout with 27.1 seconds to go, but the Garnet would turn the ball over and the game would go to overtime.
- Stephen Ducey would win the faceoff for the Garnet to start overtime, quickly feeding it to Johnson, who found Chang for the game winning goal eight seconds into overtime as the Garnet walked off with the 11-10 win.

For the Shoremen (9-6, 3-4 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Barbieri (three goals, two assists), Trapp (three goals), Boyles (one goal), Ritter (one goal), Powers (one goal), Walker (one goal), Sloan (one assist), O'Neill (one assist), Jacobs (one assist).
- Goalie: Flood (15 saves, 11 goals allowed, 60:08).
- Sam Cloud had three caused turnovers to lead the Shoremen and tie for game high honors.
- The Shoremen committed 10 turnovers in the loss, went 15-for-19 on clear attempts, and did not have an extra man opportunity.

For Swarthmore (9-5, 4-3 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Marsh (two goals, three assists), Chang (three goals), Johnson (two goals, two assists), Rittenhouse (two goals, one assist), Levitz (one goal), Eric Levin (one goal), Johns (one assist), Graham Lesko (one assist), Jake Ross (one assist).
- Goalie: Cole Fox (10 saves, 10 goals allowed, 60:08).
- Ducey won 15 of his 20 faceoff attempts and scooped up a game high nine ground balls.
- Griffin Soriano tied Cloud with a game high three caused turnovers and also scooped up four ground balls.
- The Garnet won 19 of the games 24 faceoffs and doubled up the Shoremen in ground balls, 35-17.
- Swarthmore held a 39-33 advantage in shots, were a perfect 11-for-11 on clear attempts, and went 1-for-4 on their extra man opportunities.

- This is the third time this season Flood has made 15 or more saves in a game and the fourth time in his career.

Up Next for the Shoremen
4/29 @ Gettysburg - 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Game will be the Shoremen's season finale.