Two Rams Named All-Tournament at Swarthmore

Two Rams Named All-Tournament at Swat Kick Classic

Swarthmore, Pa. – Two Farmingdale State women's soccer players were named to the Swat Kick Classic All-Tournament team after this weekend's season opening tournament at Swarthmore College, including junior forward Kelly LaRose (Mineola, N.Y. / Saint Mary's) and freshman defender Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip).

Swarthmore won the 13th annual Classic, after defeating Farmingdale State 5-0 on Saturday afternoon and then a 3-0 victory over Moravian (1-1) on Sunday. Stevens Institute of Technology (1-1) earned a 3-0 win over Farmingdale State (0-2) on Sunday after suffering a heart-breaking 2-1 double-overtime loss at the hands of Moravian Saturday night.

Swarthmore sophomore midfielder Sarah Reece (Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Mira Costa) controlled midfield play the entire weekend, assisting on three of the eight Garnet goals on the weekend, including Sunday’s first goal scored by classmate Kelsey Cline (Stanwood, Wash. / Stanwood). Mills (San Diego, Calif. / The Bishop’s School), a sophomore midfielder, came off the bench to score two goals to give Swarthmore the final advantage.

Stevens controlled the action in the Sunday’s first match, out-shooting the Rams 28-3 on the way to the team’s first victory of the season. Ducks senior midfielder Salme Cook (Fairfax, Va. / W.T. Woodson) scored her second goal of the weekend and added an assist to earn All-Tournament status.

In the first day, Swarthmore got a two goals apiece from Colombo (Arcadia, Calif./ Arcadia), a sophomore forward and freshman forward Song (San Francisco, Calif. / San Francisco Univ. HS) on their way to the 5-0 win over Farmingdale State, the 13th consecutive season opening win for the Garnets. Garnet defender Laura Bolger (Centerport, N.Y. / Harborfields), also an All-Tournament selection, added a goal and an assist while Swarthmore goalkeepers Lauren Walker ‘09 (Fallston, Md. / The Hotchkiss School [CT]) and Marie Mutryn ‘12 (Rexford, N.Y. / Niskayuna) combined for the shutout.

Moravian freshman forward Arielle Caldas (Cherry Hill, N.J. / Cherry Hill West) broke a 1-1 tie in the 107th minute of the Saturday nightcap, finishing off a pass from All-Tournament forward Alessandra Valdetara (Butler, N.J. / Butler) to give the Greyhounds a season-opening victory over Stevens Institute of Technology.

Valdetara scored the opening goal of the muggy, and buggy, evening alongside Crum Creek, tip-toeing along the end line before finding a hole on the inside post at 19:10. The Ducks (1-0) tied the game early in the second half, when Cook hammered a ball off her laces into the upper left at 55:37.

Moravian senior goalkeeper Caitlin Corrigan (Perkasie, Pa. / Pennridge) kept Stevens at bay, posting 10 saves. Corrigan was selected All-Tournament for her efforts between the posts.

2008 Swat Kick Classic Results

Saturday, August 30
Swarthmore 5, Farmingdale State 0
Moravian 2, Stevens Inst. of Technology 1 - 2OT

Sunday, August 31

Swarthmore 3, Moravian 0
Stevens Inst. of Technology 3, Farmingdale State 0

All-Tournament Team
F - Megan Colombo, SO, Swarthmore (Arcadia, Calif. / Arcadia)
F - Kelly LaRose, JR, Farmingdale State (Mineola, N.Y. / Saint Mary’s)
F - Samantha Song, FR, Swarthmore (San Francisco, Calif. / S.F. Univ.HS)
F - Alessandra Valdetara, JR, Moravian (Butler, N.J. / Butler)
M - Salme Cook, SR, Stevens (Fairfax, Va. / W.T. Woodson)
M - Elizabeth Mills, SO, Swarthmore (San Diego, Calif. / Bishop’s School)
M - Sarah Reece, SO, Swarthmore (Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Mira Costa)
M - Kate Stewart, JR, Stevens (Manchester, N.H. / Central)
D - Laura Bolger, SO, Swarthmore (Centerport, N.Y. / Harborfields)
D - Audra Clark, SR, Stevens (Dallas, Texas / Lake Highlands)
D- Rebecca Richman, FR, Farmingdale (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip)
D - Terri Roberts, JR, Moravian (Danville, Pa. / Danville)
GK - Caitlin Corrigan, SR, Moravian (Perkasie, Pa. / Pennridge)