Laurel Pascal scored eight goals to lead seventh-ranked Middlebury (10-3) to a 15-8 win over Union (7-5) through driving rain on Kohn Field. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Colby at 11:00 a.m. The eight goals in a game are the most for a Middlebury player since Heidi Howard ’99 accomplished the feat on May 10, 1998.
Middlebury scored a season-best 18 goals on 42 shots, topping Skidmore 18-10 in a non-league contest on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers (7-6) have won all seven meetings against the Thoroughbreds (4-9). Both teams return to league play on Saturday as Middlebury travels to Colby for a NESCAC tilt, while Skidmore visits R.I.T. in a Liberty League contest.
The Middlebury women’s tennis team concluded its weekend with a 2-1 record, following a 7-2 NESCAC victory at Wesleyan (4-7, 2-4). The 10th-ranked Panthers (8-4, 3-1) return to action on Saturday when they host Bowdoin at 1:00 p.m.
The Middlebury men’s golf team opened its spring with a second-place finish at the 12-team NYU Spring Invitational. Williams won the event with a 590, followed by Middlebury (591) and Rochester (606), After a 302 on day one, the Panthers shaved 13 strokes on their team score with a match-best 289 on day two.
The Middlebury men’s tennis team earned its third win in three days, extending its winning streak to five matches with an 8-1 win at Trinity (7-5, 3-2). The eighth-ranked Panthers (12-2, 4-0) return to action on Saturday when they host Bowdoin at 10:00 a.m.