The Middlebury College track & field teams hosted their only meet of the spring on Saturday, the Middlebury Invitational. The Panthers competed with the University of Vermont, Plattsburgh and the Colby-Sawyer women. Middlebury convincingly won both the men's and women's meets at Dragone, taking 25 of 35 events.
Middlebury senior Ellen Halle (Upperco, Md.) scored three goals with three assists and senior Emma Kramer (Riverside, Conn.) also scored three times to lead third-ranked Middlebury to a 19-9 non-league women's lacrosse victory over Union at Frank Bailey Field Tuesday.
Middlebury went on a late run to pull away from Skidmore, as the 11th-ranked Panthers picked up a 12-5 road win on Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbreds took an early 1-0 lead after Matt Ohara found Kevin Mulvey on the weak side.
Middlebury swept Plymouth State in a home series, 4-2 and 6-1 respectively, picking up two more wins prior to their NESCAC series with Williams. In the opener, Middlebury jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when senior Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) doubled in two runs.
Third-ranked Middlebury earned a 7-2 NESCAC victory at #20 Tufts in a match played on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers improve to 9-4 overall and 6-1 in NESCAC play. The Jumbos move to 6-7, 3-3 in the league.
The Panther women’s golf team placed third among 12 teams competing at the 2013 Jack Leaman Invitational hosted by Amherst College at the Hickory Ridge Country Club. Ithaca won the event with a 642, followed by Williams (644) and the Panthers (656)
Middlebury's Dylan Kane (Sands Point, N.Y.) threw seven innings of two-hit ball, leading the Panthers (7-11) to a 6-0 shutout win over Norwich (3-17) on Forbes Field. The junior faced just two batters over the minimum, striking out a pair as he moved to 1-1 on the season.
The Middlebury men’s tennis team played a pair of home matches on Saturday. The Panthers opened the day with a 6-2 win over Stevens (9-7) in a morning match. Ninth-ranked Middlebury took on NESCAC foe Williams (13-3, 5-1) in the afternoon, falling 7-2 to the fifth-ranked Ephs.
The Middlebury College men’s golf team placed fifth overall at the eight-team Williams Spring opener. The Ephs won the event with a 633, followed by their “B” team with a 644, Hamilton (645) and Middlebury (649).