The Middlebury field hockey team saw its season come to an end with a 2-1 loss to Trinity in an NCAA Regional at Ursinus. The Bantams held a 2-0 lead and then held off a late Middlebury flurry to pick up the win.
The Middlebury football team ended its season with a 26-7 victory at Tufts, closing the year with four straight wins to finish at 5-3. Pounding rain and muddy conditions made maneuvers difficult and forced mistakes from both teams. On the Tufts end, one mistake came early on as a flea-flicker attempt on the first play from scrimmage was intercepted by Middlebury junior defensive back Connor Green (Wellesley, Mass.). Tufts quarterback Tom McManama threw two interceptions while gaining 130 yards on 16 completions with a touchdown.
The Middlebury women's cross country teams finished in a first place tie with M.I.T. at the NCAA New England Regional Women's Cross Country Championships held under rainy skies at the Twin Brook Recreation Center in Cumberland, Maine. Middlebury and MIT each finished with 63 points and earned the region's two automatic qualifying spots for next weekend's NCAA Division III National Championships to be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College and the Cleveland Sports Commission. Williams College finished third with 99 points, followed by Amherst College with 116 and Wesleyan University with 159.
The Middlebury College women's soccer team earned a spot in an NCAA Sectional after picking up a 2-1 win over Wheaton in an NCAA second-round contest in Vermont. The game was moved from Middlebury's grass surface (Dragone Field) to its field turf field after heavy downpours throughout the day Saturday. The Panthers advance to next weekend's NCAA Sectionals at Johns Hopkins, where they will meet the host school, while Messiah and Otterbein meet in the other match-up. Wheaton ends its season with an 18-4-2 mark.