Sophomore Lok-Sze Leung (Hong Kong) repeated as ITA Regional Champion at MIT by defeating her own teammate, rookie Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas), 6-0, 6-0 in the finals. Leung dropped just 17 games over six matches, winning each of her contests in straight sets.
The Panther women's volleyball team won three NESCAC matches last week, all of them played in Pepin Gym. Middlebury fought off a tough Williams squad, picking up a 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20) win over the Ephs on Wednesday.
The Middlebury College men's golf team finished in fourth place at the 2012 NESCAC Qualifier hosted by Amherst. Action took place at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Amherst, Mass. Trinity won the event, along with the right to host the four-team championship in the spring. The Bantams earned a two-day total of 592 after a red-hot 288 on day two.
The Panther field hockey team picked up its third straight win over a team ranked in the top 10, as the second-ranked Panthers earned a 2-1 road win at #5 Skidmore. The loss was the first of the season for the Thoroughbreds, who fell to 8-1 overall, while the Panthers improved to 6-0.
The men’s tennis team turned in some impressive results at the ITA Regional hosted by Williams over the weekend. Rookie Palmer Campbell (Nashville, Tenn.) advanced to the semifinals round of the 64-man tournament, before falling to Andrew Yaraghi of Amherst 6-3, 6-2.
Senior Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.) caught four touchdown passes and junior McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) threw for five touchdown passes for the second consecutive week as Middlebury scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on the way to a 42-13 road win at Colby College at Harold Alfond Stadium.
Williams shaved five strokes of its day one score to capture the Middlebury Invitational, which also doubles as the NESCAC Tournament. The Ephs shot a 323 on day two to finish with a 651 at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College.
The Panther cross country teams both captured the State Championship meet hosted by Lyndon State College. The fourth-ranked Middlebury women won the eight-team event by placing the top seven runners, while the 12th-ranked Panther men captured their nine-team meet with 12 of the top 15 racers.
Eighth-ranked Middlebury picked up a 2-1 NESCAC road win at Wesleyan on Saturday as sophomore Claire Nishioka (Wayland, Mass.) and junior Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) scored goals for the Panthers in the first half.
Wesleyan’s Matt Hertgen scored his first goal of the season and the only goal of the contest, leading Wesleyan to a 1-0 men's soccer victory over visiting Middlebury. Hertgen's goal, in the 35th minute, followed a perfectly executed cross from Noah Schlesinger from the left side of the field. Hertgen headed the ball into the left side of their net.