Middlebury broke a five-game skid with a 5-3 road win at Plattsburgh State (6-15). Five Cardinal errors coupled with some timely offensive production by the Panthers (4-10) helped lead Middlebury to the win at Chip Cummings Field on Tuesday afternoon.
After opening an 8-1 lead, the Middlebury men’s lacrosse team held off a formidable comeback by Trinity, securing a 14-12 win over the Bantams in NESCAC play on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The 12th-ranked Panthers improved to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in NESCAC play, while the Bantams fell to 4-8 and 2-5 in NESCAC action.
Middlebury swept a double-header against visiting Skidmore, winning both games in inning-shortened fashion. The Panthers won the opener 9-0 in six innings and took the night-cap 8-0 in five innings. For the twin-bill, Middlebury collected 22 hits and scored 17 runs in only 11 innings, while holding the Thoroughbreds to five hits.
The Panther women’s golf team finished second among 11 teams taking part in the Vassar Invitational. Middlebury finished with a 644 at the event, while NESCAC foe Williams took home the title with a 637. The event took place at the par-72, 5,805-yard Dutchess Golf Club.
The Middlebury College track & field teams took part in a meet at Army on Saturday, taking on several Division I schools. Senior Jack Davies (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) earned a win in the 1,500 meter race, finishing with a time of 3:53.33, just ahead of junior teammate Wilder Schaaf (Ashland, Ore.) (3:52.81).
The torrid schedule continued for the Middlebury women’s tennis team, as the third-ranked Panthers (7-4, 4-1) dropped a 5-4 NESCAC match at ninth-ranked Bowdoin (10-3, 4-3) on Saturday afternoon. Nine of Middlebury’s 10 Division III matches this season have come against ranked teams, including five in the top 11.
First-year player Palmer Campbell (Tenn.) won a tight match at first singles and was part of a big second doubles win for ninth-ranked Middlebury in an 8-1 win over Colby in NESCAC men's tennis Sunday. Middlebury moved to 14-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play, while the Mules fell to 9-3 overall and 1-2 in the league.
The Middlebury men’s golf team finished seventh overall at the nine-team Manhattanville Spring Invitational. Skidmore won the event with a 601, followed closely by Williams with a 602, as the Panthers came in with a 620.
Shea Kusiak scored with 1:54 left in the game to break a 9-9 tie and lead Trinity to a 10-9 victory over Middlebury on Robin Sheppard Field. The top-ranked Bantams improved to 11-0 overall and 7-0 in the NESCAC, while #3 Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season.