The Panther men's tennis team was in action over the weekend at the Bates Invitational in Maine. The doubles team of sophomore Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) and sophomore Rich Bonfiglio (Bronxville, N.Y.) won the "A" doubles bracket with four wins, including an 8-4 victory in the title match. The duo sophomore Mike Malhame (Douglaston, N.Y.) and first-year player David Farah (Flint, Mich.) won a match before falling 8-6 in the quarterfinals.
The Middlebury College football team fell to 2-2 on the season as they lost a 50-45 shootout at Williams. The Ephs move to 3-1 on the season, as their 50 points were the most given up by the Panthers since a 55-28 loss to Wesleyan in the '98 season opener. Middlebury set school records for most first downs in a game (37), most yards passing in a game (462), while earning its second-highest offensive output with 594 yards of total offense. Sophomore quarterback Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) set new single-game school marks for most completions (47), most yards passing (462) and most yards of total offense (506).
The Panther women's volleyball team had a busy week with three solo matches, including two on the road. The week began as Middlebury picked up a 3-0 win at in-state foe Norwich on Tuesday night. The Panthers were 25-15 winners in the first set, before needing a few extra points to pick up a 29-27 win in set number two. Middlebury dominated the third set as they came away with a 25-12 win.
The Middlebury College field hockey team saw Tamara Brown score just 3:31 into overtime to lift Tufts to a 3-2 NESCAC win over Middlebury on Kohn Field. The seventh-ranked Jumbos remained undefeated at 9-0 on the season, while the third-ranked Panthers fall to 7-2.
Senior Ashley Miller (Williston, Vt.) shot a 77 to give Middlebury the tournament title on a fifth-place tiebreaker at the Trinity College Golf Shootout played this weekend at TPC River Highlands and Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Both teams shot a 604, followed by Williams (621) and Wesleyan (644.) Bantam sophomore Jay Driscoll was the individual medalist with a two-round score of 140, including a 69 on Saturday at the TPC in Cromwell, Conn.
The Panther cross country teams raced at the Open New England Championships over the weekend at Franklin Park in Boston. The race featured Division I, II and III schools from throughout New England. The Middlebury women placed sixth overall and second among D3 schools in the 45-team race, while the men were 21st and seventh among D3 schools in their 45-team competition.
The Middlebury College women's golf team wrapped up its fall season with a win at the 13-team Williams Fall Classic Tournament. Middlebury shot a two-day total of 642, sparked by a 317 on the second day of play. St. Lawrence placed second (654), followed by Mt. Holyoke (657), Williams (657) and Amherst (660).
The Panther men's soccer team improved to 7-0-1 on the season as they picked up a 2-0 shutout victory over Tufts in NESCAC play. The Panthers are now riding a 17-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season, including 14 shutouts in that span, while boasting a 14-0-1 mark on its new Field Turf surface. The Jumbos lose for the third time in their last four games, moving to 5-4-1 on the year.
The Middlebury College women's soccer team won its third game in its last four contests as the Panthers earned a 3-1 NESCAC victory over Tufts on Dragone Field. The Jumbos, who had allowed just three goals in seven games prior to today, including six shutouts, fall to 6-2 on the season.