The Panther women's basketball team dropped its fifth straight game as the Panthers lost 62-45 in a NESCAC contest at Colby. The Panthers shot 25 percent from the floor and saw nine shots blocked as they move to 7-14 overall and 1-6 in NESCAC play. The Mules improve to 11-9 and 3-4 in league games.
The Middlebury College women's hockey team played three games last week, including two against teams ranked in the top five nationally. The week began as Middlebury rookie Maggie Melberg (Woody Creek, Colo.) scored with just 11 seconds remaining to lead #3 Middlebury to a 2-2 tie with #2 Plattsburgh in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers extend their unbeaten streak to nine games (7-0-2) as the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie for the second time this season, keeping the all-time series even at 7-7-2.
The Panther swimming and diving teams were in action at the two-day M.I.T. Invitational over the weekend, with five teams competing in a non-scoring meet. Junior Katie Soja (Sudbury, Mass.) earned a win in the 1,000 free (10:50.45), while first-year diver Meagan Collins (Darien, Conn.) finished second in the 1M diving event with 253.90 points.
The Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams earned its third straight fourth place finish in carnival action, as the Panthers earned 717.5 points at the University of Vermont carnival. Dartmouth (919) won the event, followed by UVM (798.5), UNH (735.5) and Middlebury.
The Panther men's basketball team (20-2, 7-0) set a new school record with its 20th win of the season as they picked up a 78-73 win over Colby (14-7, 4-3) in Pepin Gym. The 16th ranked Panthers remain the only undefeated team in the NESCAC as they improve to 10-0 at home, extending their school-record winning streak to 16 games. The Panthers shot a red-hot .568 from the floor in the game, holding a 23-12 edge on the free throw line.
The Middlebury College men's hockey team earned a pair of in-state wins last week as they picked up four more points in the standings. Middlebury scored six second period goals on its way to a 12-3 win at St. Michael's at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. First-year player Charlie Strauss (Eagle River, Wis.) recorded a hat-trick and handed out two helpers, while sophomore Ken Suchoski (Bear Creek Township, Pa.) and rookie Martin Drolet (Lachine, Que.) each netted two goals while assisting on three others.