After a five-shot lead on day one, Amherst extended its advantage to nine shots as they captured the 2009 Middlebury College Invitational Tournament at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course. The Jeffs finished with a 643, followed by Williams (654) and Mt. Holyoke (670). Middlebury finished the seven-team tournament in sixth place with a 721.
The Panther men's soccer team played 110 minutes of soccer with Colby, but that wasn't enough to determine a winner, as the teams settled for a 1-1 tie at Middlebury.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team sent several players over the mountain to Dartmouth for the 2009 Dartmouth Shootout Men's Tennis Tournament. Seven eight-man singles draws were played, as well as three eight-man doubles brackets.
The Panther women's volleyball team enjoyed a 3-1 week, with two matches at home as well as their first two NESCAC matches of the season. Middlebury opened NESCAC play at Williams, taking on both Trinity and Amherst on Saturday.
In a battle between teams ranked nationally, #15 Middlebury handed #10 Skidmore a 3-1 defeat on Kohn Field in Vermont. The game featured great scoring chances for both teams throughout, with the Panthers scoring twice in the final seven minutes to earn the win.
The Panther men's golf team has qualified for the 2010 NESCAC Championships after a fourth place finish at the fall qualifier. Williams hosted the meet and finished first with a 595, earning the right to host the four-team championship this spring. Hamilton finished second with a 597, followed by Trinity (603) and Middlebury (608).
The Middlebury College women's soccer team set a school record for most wins to start a season (7), as the Panthers earned their second NESCAC win of the weekend, topping Wesleyan 1-0 on Dragone Field. The Panthers remain undefeated at 7-0, with a perfect 5-0 mark in NESCAC play.
The Panther cross country teams both captured the State Championship meets hosted by Johnson State College. The women's team won the eight-team race, topping the University of Vermont, St. Michael's and Castleton. The men's squad captured their eight team race, ahead of UVM, Norwich and Lyndon.
The Middlebury College football team gained 526 yards of total offense on the day, as the Panthers trounced Colby 45-0 in their home-opener on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Middlebury has now won seven straight at home, as well as 13 of its last 14 contests in Vermont. The 45 points are the highest offensive output in a win, since a 55-31 victory over Hamilton in '03. Middlebury led 14-0 late in the third quarter, before scoring on each of its final five possessions of the game to pull away with the victory. The Panther defense earned four interceptions on the afternoon, while the offense converted 10 of 15 plays on third down.