Juniors Robbie Donahoe (Canton, Mass.) and Louis Belisle (Repentigny, Que.) each earned a goal and an assist to lead visiting Middlebury to a 4-1 NESCAC victory against Connecticut College at Dayton Arena on Friday night. Rookie Matt Silcoff (Thornhill, Ont.) and junior Michael Longo (Morristown, N.J.) chipped in with goals for the visitors.
The Middlebury ski team finished in fourth place overall at the three-day Colby Carnival. Vermont (962) won the event, followed by Dartmouth (845), UNH (746) and the Panthers (709). Middlebury had a winner on both the alpine and nordic side on the weekend.
The fifth-ranked Middlebury College women’s hockey team picked up a 5-2 win over Hamilton in game one of a two game series at Kenyon Arena on Friday night. The Panthers scored twice in 15 seconds in the third period to open up a one-goal game on their way to the win.
The Panther women’s squash team earned a 6-3 victory at home on Saturday afternoon, topping 12th-ranked Columbia, 6-3. The 11th-ranked Panthers saw all nine of the matches go to extended games, as they pulled out the hard-fought win.
Third-ranked Middlebury picked up a 75-46 road win at St. Joseph’s of Vermont on Wednesday night, improving to 16-0 on the season. The Panthers later dropped their first game of the season, a 65-64 contest at Williams.
The Middlebury men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were back in action on Saturday, hosting NESCAC foe Williams on campus. The women fell 178-122, while the men were defeated 196-102. Junior Ian MacKay (Vero Beach, Fla.) paced the men’s team with wins in the 50 free (21.73) and 100 fly (51.59), while sophomore Jamie Hillas (Woodbridge, Conn.) led the women with victories in the 100 (1:05.57) and 200 (2:26.87) breaststroke events.
The Middlebury College women’s basketball team used long-range shooting to propel past visiting Keene State 60-54 in Pepin Gym. The Panthers connected on a school-record 12 treys out of 29 attempts (.414 shooting), while the Owls were cold from long-distance, hitting 1-15 from behind the arc.
The Middlebury College indoor track teams took part in the B.U. Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University on Friday and Saturday. Teams from Division I, II and III competed at the event, with several Panthers turning in solid performances.
The Middlebury College men’s squash team dropped a tight 5-4 match at home to 10th-ranked Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Columbia took a 2-0 lead before #9 sophomore Will Hanley (Towson, Md.) and #2 junior Parker Hurst (Greenwich, Conn.) each earned victories to knot the match at 2-2.