Middlebury

Women's Soccer Tops Bates

October 20, 2008

The Panther women's soccer team won for the fourth time in its last five games as they picked up a 2-0 shutout victory over Bates on Dragone Field. The Panthers held a 23-5 shots advantage in the contest, scoring twice in the game's final 13:02 to earn the win.

Both teams had some chances in the first half, as Bates saw a quick shot by Tina Tobin saved at the right post by sophomore Lauryn Torch (Bronxville, N.Y.) 30 minutes in. The Panthers had some great looks in the 42nd minute, including a header off the post by senior Caitlin Parker (Seattle, Wash.), but Bates keeper Annie Burns was able to escape without harm.

The Bobcats had a break-in during the 64th minute, but Torch cleared the ball away from Jen Marino to keep it a scoreless tie. After some good offensive chances, the Panthers finally broke through at 76:58 with the second goal of the season from junior Annie Ford (Dexter, Mich.). Junior Lindsay Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) fed Ford on the left side, as her blast from 18 yards out sailed just out of the reach of Burns.

Sophomore Annie Rowell (Craftsbury, Vt.) sealed the game for the Panthers with 2:02 left as she scored on a header with a feed from junior Paola Cabonargi (Staten Island, N.Y.).

Torch ended the game with two saves for her fifth shutout of the season, while Burns made eight saves for Bates.
. Women's soccer record: 6-4-2
. Up next: 10/25 @ Conn. College - 11:00