The Middlebury College swimming & diving teams competed at Williams on Saturday, both suffering losses. The men were defeated 175-122, while the women suffered a 206-85 loss. Senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) had a huge meet for the Panther men, winning four events on the afternoon. Dillon won the 100 (51.14) and 200 fly (1:54.44) event individually, while being a part of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.
Williams made 9 of 21 three-point field goals on its way to a 75-60 NESCAC win over Middlebury (9-9, 2-3) in Pepin Gym. The Ephs (15-4, 4-0) were solid from the floor at .443, while Middlebury struggled shooting, connecting on .333 of its shots. The Panthers did hold a 46-38 rebounding advantage in the contest.
The Middlebury women's squash team is in the midst of a six-match trip, including a match taking place at Hamilton on Monday. The Panthers opened with a 9-0 loss to Stanford before earning a 6-3 win over Vassar. After an 8-1 setback at the hands of Princeton, Middlebury picked up 9-0 victories over Haverford and Drexel.
In an anticipated match-up of two teams ranked in the top ten nationally, Williams topped Middlebury 79-64 in front of a huge crowd at Pepin Gym on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Ephs improve to 19-1 overall and 5-0 in NESCAC play, while eighth-ranked Middlebury drops to 17-2 and 4-1 in conference action. For the game the Ephs shot .537 from the field and connected on 8/16 threes, while Middlebury hit .355 and was 6/21 from behind the arc.
The Middlebury College men's squash team had a busy weekend with four matches played. The Panthers earned a 9-0 win over Vassar before falling to Princeton by the same score. Middlebury rebounded with 9-0 victories over Haverford and Drexel. The trip continues on Monday with a visit to Hamilton.
The Panther women's hockey team had little trouble with Wesleyan as they extended their unbeaten streak to six games with a 9-0 win over the Cardinals. The victory was the 403rd of his career for Middlebury (12-4-1, 9-2-1) head coach Bill Mandigo, but the first against his brother Doug, the interim head coach of Wesleyan (3-14, 1-11), in Kenyon Arena. The seventh-ranked Panthers improve to 39-0-2 all-time vs. Wesleyan, and return to action next weekend at Conn. College and Hamilton.
The Middlebury College men's hockey team gained four valuable NESCAC points over the weekend, topping Colby 7-4 on Friday before earning a 5-2 win over Bowdoin (11-5-1, 8-4-1) on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers (9-3-4, 6-2-4) return to action on Tuesday night when they host Plattsburgh at 7:00 p.m.