The Panther softball team completed a three-game NESCAC West sweep over Hamilton with 6-0 and 7-0 victories on Saturday. The Panthers outscored the Continentals 21-0 in the series, improving to 14-6, 5-1 in NESCAC play. Hamilton falls to 2-14, with an 0-6 mark in NESCAC contests.
Senior Dana Heritage (Cheshire, Conn.) scored four goals and added five assists to lead the Middlebury women's lacrosse team to an 18-7 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers win their 27th straight game over the Polar Bears and improve to 5-3 (3-2 NESCAC). Bowdoin sees their five-game winning streak come to an end as they fall to 6-4 on the year.
The Panther women's tennis team moved to 9-1 on the year with three road wins, including a pair of NESCAC wins in Connecticut. The 15th-ranked Panthers cruised to a pair of wins, topping Wesleyan 9-0 and earning a 7-2 victory over Trinity. On Sunday, Middlebury picked up a 6-3 win over #23 The College of N.J. in a match played at Williams.
The Middlebury College men's baseball team dropped its home-opener on Forbes Field, falling to in-state foe Castleton by a score of 10-7. The Panthers left 12 men on base in the game, including a pair in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Panther men's tennis team had little trouble over the weekend, earning a pair of NESCAC road wins on Saturday. The Panthers improved to 11-2 on the season with an 8-1 win over #20 Trinity and a 9-0 victory over Wesleyan. Rookie Alec Parower (Scarsdale, N.Y.) earned a pair of wins on the weekend, while seniors Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium), Andrew Lee (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Andrew Thomson (W. Bloomfield, Mich.) and Eliot Jia (Mount Desert, Maine) each went 3-0 in singles/doubles action.
The Middlebury College track and field teams were in action on Friday at the Dartmouth Invitational. Sophomore Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) broke the school record in the 1500 with a time of 3:56.54, while senior Laura Dalton (Simsbury, Conn.) (400H-1:04.05-2nd) and sophomore Margo Cramer (Seattle, Wash.) (800-2:14.18-2nd) qualified for the NCAA's.
With an early 2-1 lead over visiting Amherst, Middlebury went on a 5-0 run en route to a 14-6 win over the Lord Jeffs at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday. With the win, the 12th ranked Panthers extend their winning streak over Amherst to 24 straight games. During the penalty-free game, Middlebury held a 48-28 groundball advantage over the Jeffs.
The Middlebury College men's golf team opened spring play by taking part in day one of the Palamountain Invitational hosted by Skidmore. Middlebury sat in eighth place after day one with a 320, while Skidmore led with a 295.
The Panther women's golf team opened up its spring season at the Vassar College Invitational Tournament. Middlebury placed 10th in the 11-team tournament, earning a two-day total of 770.