The Middlebury College baseball team earned a mid-week win over Skidmore before travelling to Amherst for a three-game NESCAC West series. Junior Erich Enns' (Lansdale, Pa.) RBI single in the bottom of the ninth capped a four run comeback for Middlebury over visiting Skidmore 15-14 at Forbes Field on Wednesday. The Panthers built an early 9-1 lead only to see the Thoroughbreds charge back in the late innings, taking a 14-11 lead into the final frame.
The Middlebury College softball team played a pair of games at Union before returning home to host Amherst in a NESCAC West league series. At Union, Ginni Sack and Tiffany Ippoliti pitched back-to-back shutouts as the Union softball team swept Middlebury, 6-0 and 8-0 at Alexander Field Wednesday afternoon.
The Middlebury College women's tennis team dropped a mid-week NESCAC match to Williams on Proctor Courts. Senior Chandra Kurien (Fairfield, Conn.) was the lone singles winner, earning a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at #3, while she and senior Elizabeth Stone (Cohasset, Mass.) were 8-5 winners in doubles play.
The Panther track and field teams took part in the Dartmouth Invitational over the weekend, along with UNH, UVM, RPI, Tufts and the host school. Sophomore Erin Toner (New Providence, N.J.) qualified for the NCAA's in the 1500, finishing the race with a time of 4:38.78 to finish second overall. Senior Jennifer Brenes (Lawrence, Mass.) set a new school record with a 17'9.5" leap in the long jump to win the event, while placing third in the 100 hurdles (15.16).
The Middlebury College men's tennis team opened the week with its sixth straight match as the fourth-ranked Panthers (14-2) stepped out of conference play for an 8-1 win over 19th ranked Washington & Lee. The Panthers took two of three doubles matches before sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets. Senior Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) was a 6-4, 6-0 winner at #1 singles over Jamie McCardell, the son of former Middlebury College President John McCardell.
The Panther men's golf team earned a solid fourth place finish at the 23rd Annual Palamountain Invitational hosted by Skidmore College. The host team won the 14-team event with a 622, followed by Hamilton (638), Skidmore Gold (644) and Middlebury (646). Senior Michael McCormick (Oak Park, Ill.) led the Panthers, earning a fifth place tie with a two-day total of 156.
The Middlebury College men's lacrosse team picked up two more wins last week and have secured the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. The Panthers will host a quarterfinal contest on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m. and would host the semifinals and finals the following weekend with a win.
The Panther women's golf team placed second among 10 teams competing at the Jack Leaman Invitational hosted by Amherst. The hosts won the event with a 657, followed by Middlebury (677), St. Lawrence (683) and Vassar (685). Senior Julie Ellenberger (Concord, Mass.) led the Panthers in second place, finishing with a two-day total of 159, including a 77 on day two.
The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team got back on track last week with a pair of NESCAC wins. The Panthers have secured a first-round home game for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, and will host a quarterfinals contest on Saturday, April 26th at noon.