The Middlebury College women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season as the 15th ranked Panthers fell at #19 Amherst by a score of 6-1 on Hitchcock Field in Amherst, Mass. The Lord Jeffs improve to 6-2 (4-1 NESCAC) with the conference win, while Middlebury drops to 7-1 (5-1) with its first loss of the season.
The Panther men's soccer team suffered a 3-0 NESCAC road loss at Amherst, as the Jeffs improve to 6-2-0 (3-2-0 NESCAC). Middlebury falls to 4-3-2 (1-2-2 NESCAC) with the loss and will host Castleton State on Wednesday.
The Middlebury College football team racked up over 500 yards of total offense but it wasn't enough, as the Panthers suffered a 20-10 road loss at Amherst. Junior quarterback Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) set the new Middlebury career completions record with 418, surpassing Mike Keenan, who completed 397 passes from '02-'04. His 47 completions tied his own school and NESCAC record, as he broke his own school mark with 74 attempts. Unfortunately, McKillop threw four interceptions in the game, which led to just seven Amherst points.
The Panther field hockey team had a 1-1 week, winning at Union during the week before suffering a NESCAC loss at Amherst on Saturday. The 20th ranked Jeffs earned the 4-2 win on Gooding Field in Amherst, Mass. The Lord Jeffs got a trio of goals from Haley Douds in the win to improve to 7-3 (3-3 NESCAC) on the year, while drops Middlebury to 6-3 (3-3).
The Middlebury College women's volleyball team earned a weekend split in a pair of matches played at Connecticut College. On Friday night, the host school (13-3, 4-1) earned their fifth straight win with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-20) victory over the Panthers.
The Panther men's golf team placed eighth among 15 teams competing at the Hamilton Invitational. The Panthers shot a two-day total of 646, while Skidmore shot a 608 to win the tourney. First-year player Andrew Emerson (Pelham, N.Y.) paced the squad with a two day total of 159, two strokes ahead of senior Jesse Keenan (Hadley, N.Y.) (161). Junior John Szmyd (Rye, N.H.) (163), first-year player William Prince (New Canaan, Conn.) (165) and senior Ben Kunofsky (Dallas, Texas) (170) rounded out the Middlebury squad.
The Middlebury College women's tennis team hosted the third annual Gail Smith Doubles Tournament on campus. Thirty-three doubles teams from six different schools competed in the tournament, honoring long-time Middlebury coach and administrator Gail Smith. Women's duos from Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Brandeis, Skidmore and Middlebury took part in the tournament, as well as some open duos.
The Panther cross country teams both continue to race well this season, turning in solid performances at the Open New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston. The women finished the all-division race in ninth place among 49 schools, while the men came in 14th among 47 institutions competing.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team took part in the Stony Brook Invitational Tournament in New York over the weekend. The Panthers were joined by Division I, II and III teams at the tourney, with several players advancing deep into their brackets.