The Middlebury men’s golf team improved one spot following day one and posted a runner-up finish at the eight-team Williams Spring NESCAC Opener. Williams won the event with a 593, followed by Middlebury (601) in second, while Williams ‘B’ team and Hamilton tied for third (609). Carding a 307 on day one, the Panthers shaved 13 strokes off their team score and recorded a 294 on day two.
The Middlebury women’s golf team finished fifth among 15 teams competing at the Jack Leaman Championship hosted by Amherst. The event was played at the Hickory Ridge Country Club. Ithaca and Williams both shot a tournament-best 644, followed by Merrimack (649), Amherst (650) and Middlebury (655).
The eighth-ranked Middlebury men’s tennis team went 2-0 during a pair of matches played Saturday at Proctor Courts. The Panthers opened the day with a 7-2 NESCAC win over #12 Bowdoin (9-6, 4-2 NESCAC) in a morning match. The Panthers took on RPI (10-4) in the afternoon, cruising to a 6-3 win. Middlebury (14-2, 5-0 NESCAC), winners of seven-straight matches, returns to action with a 4:00 p.m. home match Tuesday against Skidmore.
Competing against mostly Division I schools, the Middlebury track & field teams took part Saturday in the University of Albany Spring Classic. The Panthers will have a week off before they take part in the NESCAC Outdoor Championships hosted by Colby.
The Middlebury men's lacrosse team won its sixth-consecutive NESCAC game with a 12-6 road victory at Colby (6-7, 3-6). The Panthers (8-6, 6-3) have now won six of their last seven games overall. Jon Broome tied the school record with six assists in the game, equaling the mark earned by Pete Smith on March 24, 2009. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday when they host Williams in the NESCAC regular season finale at 5:00 p.m.