October 15, 2012


Middlebury senior goalkeeper Zach Abdu-Glass (Lexington, Mass.) made nine saves to lead Middlebury to a 2-1 win at Trinity on Campus Field.  Trinity falls to 5-3-3 on the year and 3-3-2 in the league, and Middlebury improves to 6-4-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the NESCAC.

Middlebury sophomore Harper Williams (Charlotte, N.C.) scored midway through the first half to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead, which would remain the score until the midway point. Trinity’s John El-Hachem found his older brother, Anthony El-Hachem, for a quick strike, just 17 seconds into the second half to tie the game at 1-1.

Trinity outshot Middlebury 8-5 in the second half, and 14-9 in the game, but Middlebury senior Alvand Hajizadeh (Williamstown, Mass.) delivered a fatal blow to the Bantams when he netted his team-best fourth goal of the year, which would prove to be the eventual game-winner.

Abdu-Glass gets the win in net for Middlebury, while Trinity goalkeeper Jason Katz finished the game with five saves for the Bantams.

• Men’s soccer record: 6-4-1

• Up next: 10/16 @ C. Sawyer, 10/20 vs. Bates – 11:00