Williams held off a late surge by Middlebury as the Ephs moved to 3-1 on the season with a 37-27 win over the Panthers (1-3) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Williams had a slight edge in yardage on the day, holding a 454-403 advantage, but controlled the ball by a margin of 38:38-21:19. Junior quarterback Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) became the school's all-time leader in passing yardage (4,856), surpassing Mike Keenan, who threw for 4,544 from '02-'04. Senior linebacker Eric Kamback (Mahwah, N.J.) tied the school's single-game record of 20 tackles, held by Josh Bonifas in '96.
The Middlebury College men's soccer team had a busy week with three home games on campus. The week began as the Panthers defeated in-state foe Castleton, 1-0.
The Panther women's tennis team enjoyed success at the recent NEWITT Championships in Massachusetts. The Panthers boasted more teams in the semifinal rounds than any other school competing at the tournament.
The Middlebury College women's soccer team has clinched a NESCAC Quarterfinal home game after defeating Connecticut College 6-0 on Saturday. The Panthers scored four second half goals en route to the win, as junior Annie Rowell (Craftsbury, Vt.) and rookie Amy Schlueter (San Francisco, Calif.) scored two goals apiece to lead the team to the victory.
The Panther cross country teams took part in the Albany Invitational on Saturday with several Division I, II and III squads. The Panther women won the 24-event race, while the men came in seventh place.
The Middlebury College field hockey team broke open a scoreless game in the second half with four tallies on its way to a 4-1 victory over Connecticut College on Kohn Field. The Panthers used four different goal scorers in the game and have now won seven of their last eight contests.
The Middlebury men's doubles team of Andrew Thomson (W. Bloomfield, Mich.) and Andrew Lee (Eden Prairie, Minn.) have captured the ITA Small College National Championship. The duo qualified after winning the ITA New England Regional earlier this fall, competing in the eight-team bracket at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama.
The Middlebury College women's volleyball team had a great weekend in Pepin Gym, hosting a NESCAC quad. The Panther women earned a 3-0 mark, picking up key wins over Tufts and Bowdoin (after dropping the first set in each match), while topping Hamilton in their final match of the weekend. Middlebury edged out a hard-fought 3-1 (26-28, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22) win over Tufts on Friday night, before coming away with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-12) victory over Bowdoin on Saturday. The Panthers ended their weekend with a 3-0 (8, 12, 16) win over Hamilton.