Fourth-ranked Middlebury suffered its second straight loss as the Panthers dropped a 10-9 double overtime game to Colby at Yale on Friday. The eighth-ranked Mules, who just had a win over nationally top-ranked Salisbury University on Tuesday, got a goal from Kathleen Kramer in sudden-death overtime to give the Mules (6-1, 3-1 NESCAC) the victory. Middlebury falls to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
The Panther track and field teams competed twice over spring break at Pt. Loma University in San Diego. In the opening races of the spring, sophomores Elizabeth Faust (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) and Amanda Lee (Lincoln, Neb.) each picked up wins. Faust won the high jump by clearing 4'11", while Lee was the victor in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 11:46.05.
The Panther baseball team opened up its season with 10 games played over spring break in Phoenix, Arizona. The season opened with a doubleheader split with Pomona-Pitzer, as Middlebury earned a 7-5 win before suffering an 11-6 loss. Sophomore Nick Angstman (Williston, Vt.) earned the win in game one, striking out three over four innings of work. Sophomore Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) went 3-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, including a pair of doubles and a homer.
The Middlebury College softball team opened up its season with an 11-game trip to Anaheim, California. The Panthers opened their season with a 9-3 loss to Hamline. Sophomore Leslie Crawford (Mount Vernon, Wash.) went 3-3 in the game with a triple, while sophomore Geena Constantin (Pelham, N.H.) was 2-2 in the game.
The Panther women's tennis team played six matches over spring break in Georgia, five of them coming against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. The trip began with an 8-1 loss to third-ranked Berry, before a loss to #7 Emory by the same score the following day. The 13th ranked Panthers then earned a 6-3 win over #10 Wellesley as senior Chandra Kurien (Fairfield, Conn.) and Elizabeth Stone (Cohasset, Mass.) came from 3-0 down to win their doubles match.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team enjoyed a successful spring break trip to California, playing six matches, four of them against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. The fourth-ranked Panthers opened the trip with a 6-3 win over #6 Azusa Pacific, followed by an 8-1 victory over Laverne. Middlebury then took on #8 UC-Santa Cruz, suffering a 5-4 loss.
A six-goal first quarter Middlebury went on a six goal run, breaking open a 7-7 game against Colby for a 15-10 NESCAC victory on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. The Panthers took the lead four times in the first half, only to see the Mules fight back to tie the contest each time. The 11th ranked Panthers improve to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference, while the Mules even their conference record at 2-2 and fall to 5-3 overall.