The Mules came out on Thursday Jan. 28 and played at Swarthmore in a mid-week matchup. The Mules started slow in the first quarter of the game. Swarthmore outscored the Mules in the first quarter 19-2 which gave Swarthmore a lead early. The Mules also got outscored in the second quarter, 18-10. The Mules attempted to come out on top in the second half, outscoring Swarthmore 31-21; however, it was not enough, with the final score being 58-43.
“We’re at a really important part of our season, so we’ve been talking about treating every game like it’s a playoff game,” said Margaux Eripret ‘23. The Mules are currently 8-6 in conference after coming off a recent win against Gettysburg at home. With this record, the Mules are currently in sixth place, which would be just enough to make the Centennial Conference Playoffs.
“Our focus going into the Dickinson game this week is to make sure we can keep up the intensity and energy we need to win these important games. We had a busy week of games last week where we really showed what we’re capable of, so we’re really hoping to keep that going this week and the rest of the season”Margaux Eripret ‘23
“To prepare for the rest of our games, we’re really working hard on getting the best shot possible each possession down the floor. In an exciting and fast-paced game, it’s important for us to execute on offense rather than let the game speed us up too much. The team has been working really hard to move the ball on offense until we can hit a good shot. We are also always looking to improve on our boxing out and rebounding, so we can limit our opponent’s second-chance scoring opportunities” said Eripret.
The Mules look to add another win this week when they travel to Dickinson on Wednesday, Feb.1, which will occur after this article has been sent to print. Eripret continues, “Our focus going into the Dickinson game this week is to make sure we can keep up the intensity and energy we need to win these important games. We had a busy week of games last week where we really showed what we’re capable of, so we’re really hoping to keep that going this week and the rest of the season.”
The Mules have six games remaining on their schedule and hope to have a strong finish to their regular season.