The Panther women's hockey team outshot UMass.-Boston 40-13 on its way to a 7-2 win over the Beacons (7-7) in a non-league game played at Kenyon Arena. First-year player Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) notched a hat-trick midway through the game, also earning an assist on the afternoon
The Panther indoor track teams were in action again last weekend, taking part in the Wesleyan Invitational. Twelve different athletes qualified for New England's with several impressive performances at the meet. First-year athlete Emily Dodge (Auburn, Maine) won the long jump (15'6.25") and triple jump (34'1.5"), while sophomore Marc Delaney (Wading River, N.Y.) earned a victory in the weight throw (40'3.25").
The Middlebury College men's squash was in action at the Yale Round Robin Tournament over the weekend. The 17th-ranked Panthers opened with a 6-3 win over #22 George Washington, before falling 8-1 to #11 Franklin & Marshall. On Saturday, Middlebury fell 6-3 to #18 Bowdoin, before ending the weekend with an 8-1 victory over #20 Colby.
The Panther women's basketball team opened up NESCAC play with a 66-53 win over Bates (8-7, 0-1) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (8-4, 1-0) controlled the boards, owning a 55-34 advantage, with three players earning nine or more rebounds in the game.
The Middlebury College men's hockey team settled for its fourth tie of the season as the Panthers earned a point with a 2-2 NESCAC road game at Trinity. Bantam Ryan Crapser scored with just 1:34 remaining on the clock to force the game into overtime, after Trinity had trailed 2-0. Trinity moves to 6-4-2, while seventh-ranked Middlebury goes to 6-1-4. The Panthers held a 40-23 shots advantage in the contest.
The Panther swimming and diving teams earned wins at home over Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. The men's team picked up a 156-137 win, while the women's squad emerged with a 174-114 victory. Both first-year racer Salena Casha (Andover, Mass.) and senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) won four events each on the afternoon. Casha captured the 100 breaststroke (1:09.80), 100 fly (1:00.32), 200 IM (2:12.34) and the 400 medley relay, while Dillon won the 200 fly (1:56.36), 200 IM (1:59.21), 100 fly (51.20-B cut) and the 400 medley relay.
The Middlebury College ski teams opened up their 2010 season with a trip to New York for the St. Lawrence Carnival. Dartmouth won the event with 957 points, followed by UVM (849), UNH (828) and Middlebury (685). The men's GS squad and the women's 5K classical group both finished in second place in their respective events.
The Panther men's basketball team opened NESCAC play with a 71-62 win over Bates on Friday night at Pepin Gym. Junior Andrew Locke (Seattle, Wash.) posted a career-high with 25 points, and matched his personal best with seven blocks, to go along with nine rebounds and 10/11 shooting. The 10th ranked Panthers improve to 13-1 and 1-0 in NESCAC play, while Bates drops to 6-7 and 0-1 in league play.
The Middlebury College women's squash team had an impressive week, improving to 12-1 overall with five more victories. The 14th-ranked Panthers have now won a dozen straight matches after a season-opening loss. Middlebury opened the weekend with a 7-2 win over #23 George Washington, before topping #21 Franklin & Marshall, 8-1. The following day, Middlebury earned 8-1 wins over #15 Bowdoin, #20 Colby and #28 Northeastern.