The Middlebury College women's hockey team won its only game of the week as the Panthers had a weekend off from NESCAC play. Three players tallied two points with a goal and an assist for Middlebury in a 6-3 victory over host University of Massachusetts Boston.
The Panther women's basketball team had a busy week playing three home games, including a pair of NESCAC contests. The week began as Hamilton shot .491 from the floor on its way to a 65-54 non-league win over Middlebury in Pepin Gym.
The Panther men's squash team won its fourth and fifth straight matches as they picked up 9-0 wins over Vassar and UVM at home. The Panthers earned their school record 10th and 11th wins over the season in just their second year as a varsity sport.
The Middlebury College women's squash team won its third and fourth straight matches as they picked up 9-0 wins over Vassar and UVM at home. The Panthers 15 wins this season tie a school record set in '99-'00.
The Panther indoor track team was in action at the University of Vermont, taking on the Catamounts as well as McGill University of Montreal. The Catamounts won the meet, followed by the Panthers and the Redmen. First-year racer Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) set a new school record with a time of 8:45.40 en route to a win in the 3,000 meters.
The Middlebury College men's hockey team scored three consecutive goals in the second period to break up a scoreless tie, on its way to a 4-2 win over N.E.C. The win extends the Panthers unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) as they prepare to visit Plattsburgh on Tuesday night. Middlebury held a 44 to 26 advantage in shots.
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams hit the road on Saturday for a meet at Union. The women earned a 193-106 win, while the men edged out a 150-143 victory. Emily McDonald (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) won three events on the afternoon to pace the Middlebury women, as the sophomore won the 200 free (1:59.99), 100 free (51.20) and 50 fly-27.49
Senior Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) became the school's all-time leader in assists as he led the Panthers to a 67-60 NESCAC road win at Wesleyan. Rudin now has 415 career helpers, surpassing Mike Faucher '99, who earned 410 assists from 1996-99. Middlebury remained atop the NESCAC standings by improving to 4-0 in conference play and 16-2 overall. Middlebury went on a 15-2 run to end the first half, and added a 9-2 burst to begin the second half to open up a 42-33 advantage during the game. The Panthers extend their school-best winning streak to 12 games, with nine straight NESCAC road wins over the past three seasons.
The Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams opened up their carnival circuit this weekend with a trip to Maine for the Bates Carnival. The Panthers finished fourth overall (689), with Dartmouth (902) winning, followed by UVM (845) and UNH (735). The women's GS team and the men's slalom squad each won their respective races.