The Middlebury women's lacrosse team got back on track Wednesday, handing ninth-ranked Williams (12-3, 7-3) a 12-4 loss in Williamstown. The eighth-ranked Panthers (11-4, 7-3) have earned home field for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game at noon on Saturday, as will the Ephs.
Williams took its first lead since 1-0 with 10:50 remaining and hung on for a 9-7 win at Middlebury (8-7, 6-4) in the NESCAC regular season finale for both teams. Middlebury will be on the road for a NESCAC Quarterfinal this Saturday, while the Ephs (9-6, 6-4) will need to await the Tufts/Bowdoin result before knowing their fate. The loss snaps a six-game NESCAC winning streak for the Panthers.
Union pitcher Andrew Beaule tossed a complete game in a 10-2 victory over Middlebury on Wednesday afternoon at Central Park. With the win, the Dutchmen improve to 16-6-1 on the year while Middlebury falls to 4-16. The Panthers return to action on Saturday in a home doubleheader with Trinity starting at noon.
Four teams aim to capture a conference crown at the 2014 NESCAC Golf Championship this weekend at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vt. Host Middlebury will welcome Trinity, Amherst and defending champion Williams to the two-day championship. Teams will tee off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 and at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 27.
In a match featuring two nationally-ranked opponents, #8 Middlebury picked up its eighth-straight win with an 8-1 victory over #26 Skidmore (9-7) Tuesday evening in men’s tennis action. The Panthers will have a few days off from competition before hosting #3 Amherst on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Middlebury (15-2) concludes the regular season with a 1:00 p.m. match Sunday at #28 Tufts.