October 15, 2012

Sophomore Alyssa DiMaio (Morristown, N.J.) scored two goals and senior goalie keeper Madeline Brooks (Clayton, Mo.) earned her fourth shutout of the year to lead second-ranked Middlebury to a 4-0 win at #13 Trinity. The Bantams drops to 9-2 with its first loss in four games, while the Panthers improve to 12-0 on the season with five straight shutouts.

Middlebury wasted no time taking a lead, as junior Katherine Theiss (Wilmette, Ill.) scored 2:15 seconds into the game to give the Panthers all the offense they would end up needing. DiMaio scored her first goal of the afternoon five minutes later, putting Trinity in an early hole.

The Bantams did not let up, and applied offensive pressure in an attempt to make up ground before halftime, but Trinity was unable to capitalize on any of their scoring chances, which included seven first half penalty corners. Middlebury held a 2-0 lead at the midway point.

Senior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) scored an early second half goal on a penalty corner to increase Middlebury’s lead to 3-0, and DiMaio buried any comeback hopes that Trinity may have had with Middlebury’s fourth goal, and her second of the game, at the 60-minute mark.

Brooks made three stops to improve to 12-0 in net for Middlebury, and Trinity junior goalie Anne Marie Scalambrino also made three saves in the contest, all in the first half. Middlebury held a slight edge in shots in the game, 9-6, while Trinity took nine penalty corners, compared to Middlebury’s two. 

Middlebury had little trouble at Keene State Tuesday night, as the Panthers handed the Owls a 9-0 loss at Owl Athletic Complex.

After keeping the Panthers at bay for the first 17 minutes, the flood gates opened. The Panthers poured in five first half goals and found the back of the net four more times in the second half.

Sophomore Catherine Fowler (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) set a new school record with four assists in the game, to go along with her two goals for an eight-point night.  Greer, who leads Division III in goals and points per game, had two goals and an assist for the Panthers, while rookie Anna Kenyon (Dedham, Mass.) scored a pair. Theiss and junior Elinore O’Brien (New Canaan, Conn.) and rookie Shannon Hutteman (Webster, N.Y.) also scored for Middlebury.

Middlebury held a 31-2 shots advantage while taking 21 of the game’s 23 penalty corners. Brooks played the first 60:51 and made one save for the Panthers, while sophomore Emily Knapp (Scarsdale, N.Y.) didn’t register a save in the final 9:09. Meaghan Dwyer started in goal for KSC and made 10 saves, while Chloe Audesse played the final 22:53 and made one save. 

• Field Hockey record: 12-0

• Up next: 10/20 vs. Bates – 11:00