Field Hockey Tops Conn.
October 27, 2008
The Middlebury College field hockey team picked up its fourth straight win as the Panthers earned a 5-1 road victory at Connecticut College on Saturday. Junior Heather McCormack (Rowley, Mass.) had two goals and an assist in the win, as the Panthers held a 12-4 advantage in shots on the afternoon. With the win, Middlebury has locked up a NESCAC first-round home game and will host a contest on Sunday, November 2nd at 1:00.
Middlebury scored its first three goals on penalty corners, taking a 3-0 lead 29:39 into the game. Sophomore Allison Grant (Louisville, Ky.) and senior Lindsay McBride (Old Greenwich, Conn.) tallied the first two, both assisted by junior Mullery Doar (Winnetka, Ill.). Senior Marnie Rowe (Harwich, Mass.) redirected a pass from McCormack for the third goal, to make it a 3-0 lead.
McCormack scored her 10th and 11th goals of the season in the second half, to give the Panthers a 5-0 lead with under 22 minutes left to play. Kelsey Fredericks broke up the shutout for the Camels with a goal at the 56-minute mark of the contest.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Pentifallo (River Edge, N.J.) made two saves in 66 minutes, while rookie Becca Shaw (S. Burlington, Vt.) was forced to make none in four minutes of relief. Robin Edwards made five saves for the Camels.
. Field hockey record: 10-2
. Up next: 10/29 @ Rensselear, 10/31 @ Williams - 6:00, 11/2 host TBA (NESCAC Quarterfinals) - 1:00