The Middlebury men’s squash team captured the Summers Cup at the recent team nationals competition at Yale. The Panthers finish the season as the 17th ranked team nationally among 66 squads. Middlebury earned a final record of 15-8, placing fourth in the NESCAC Tournament.
The Middlebury College women’s indoor track DMR relay team continued to impress on Friday night. Middlebury has won the last two indoor titles, and Friday night they set an all-time Division III indoor record. The foursome was competing at the Open New England Championships at Boston University, earning a second place finish with a time of 11:32.36.
Middlebury finished fifth overall at the 2013 NESCAC Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by Wesleyan. Williams won the event (1,936), followed by Amherst (1,824), Conn. (1,098), Tufts (1,080) and the Panthers (904.5). Junior Ian Mackay (Vero Beach, Fla.) dominated the 50 free on day one, winning the NESCAC Championship with a time of 20.35.
The Middlebury College ski team finished fourth overall at the EISA Championships, hosted by Bates. Vermont came back to win the carnival with 939 points, followed by Dartmouth (908), UNH (690) and Middlebury (689). Junior David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) made five wins in six attempts in the giant slalom, picking up a victory on day one. Junior Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) took home a title on day two, finishing with a time of 1:58.46 to take the slalom.
The Middlebury College men's hockey team advanced to the NESCAC semifinals for the 13th time in 14 years as they held on for a 4-3 upset win at Amherst. The fifth-seeded Panthers (13-10-2) received a pair of third period goals from junior Louis Belisle (Repentigny, Que.) on its way to the victory over fourth-seeded Amherst (15-7-3) at Orr Rink.
Middlebury has now advanced to the NESCAC semifinals for all 12 years of the tournament after a 6-0 quarterfinal win over Colby (10-15) in Kenyon Arena. The fourth-ranked Panthers (17-6-2) will host the NESCAC semifinals and finals next Saturday and Sunday in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers went 4-6 on the power play and held a 43-19 shots advantage in the game.
Middlebury College men’s basketball team dropped an 87-80 overtime contest to Williams in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Amherst. The fourth-ranked Panthers fall to 22-3 on the season, while the seventh-ranked Ephs move to 23-3. Two of Middlebury’s three losses this season have come in overtime (Amherst/Williams), with the other being a one-point loss at Williams on January 26th. Middlebury will host Curry in an NCAA first-round game on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
The Middlebury women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 59-49 loss to Williams in a NESCAC semifinal contest at Amherst. The Panthers end their season with a record of 14-12, after a quarterfinal win over Bates. Fifteenth-ranked Williams improved to 22-4 before falling to Amherst in the title game.