The Middlebury College cross country teams both earned second place finishes at the 2012 NESCAC Championships hosted by Bowdoin. The Tufts men and Williams women claimed the crowns as Coby Horowitz of Bowdoin and Amherst's Keri Lambert won the individual titles.
The Panther field hockey team earned a 7-0 win over Connecticut College (7-8) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game played on Kohn Field. The Panthers (15-0) will host Amherst at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, while Tufts meets Bowdoin at 1:30. The winners will meet for the NESCAC Championship at noon on Sunday.
The Middlebury College women’s volleyball ended its regular season with another NESCAC win, topping Tufts 3-0 (21, 13, 20) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (19-6, 8-2) have earned the second seed for the NESCAC Tournament and will take on seventh-seeded Trinity on Friday, November 2nd at Connecticut College.
Top-seeded Middlebury was upset at home by eighth-seeded Wesleyan (7-7-1) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest played on Dragone Field. The 11th-ranked Panthers fall to 12-2-1 on the season and will await a possible NCAA bid on November 5th, while the Cardinals will travel to Williams to take on the host school in the semifinals next Saturday.
In a battle between the NESCAC’s only unbeaten teams, Trinity emerged with a 45-7 win on Saturday at Jessee/Miller Field. The Panthers (5-1) entered the game ranked third in New England, while the Bantams (6-0) owned the top spot. The win for Trinity improved its nation-best home winning streak to 46 games.
The Panther men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to second-ranked Amherst in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. The seventh-seeded Panthers finish their season with a 6-7-1 mark. Eight different Jeffs factored into the scoring in the contest played on Hitchcock Field.