The Middlebury College women's tennis team picked a big victory at home on Friday, topping #2 Emory (10-4) by a score of 5-4. Leading 2-1 after doubles play, senior Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) earned a 6-3, 6-4 win at #2, followed by a 6-2, 6-3 victory at #1 by first-year player Lok Sze Leung (Hong Kong) over second-ranked Gabbie Clark.
The Panther women's golf team opened spring play with a second place finish at the 11-team Vassar Invitational. Middlebury shot a two-day total of 667, four strokes behind tournament winner Amherst. Action was taking place at the par 70, 5,805-yard Dutchess Golf and Country Club.
The Middlebury College men's golf team opened up spring play with a second place finish at the 13-team NYU/Manhattanville Invitational. The Panthers came in with a 624, three strokes behind tournament champion Skidmore.
Sophomore Elizabeth Morris (Kenilworth, Ill.) pitched a one-hit shutout for Middlebury, striking out nine in a 5-0 win over Wesleyan in the opener of a three-game series.
The Middlebury College track and field team competed in a meet at Dartmouth on Saturday with the host school, the University of Vermont and Brandeis. Middlebury won seven different events on the day, with several impressive finishes.
Third-ranked Trinity closed the first half on a five-goal run on its way to a 13-9 win over #7 Middlebury on Kohn Field. The Bantams improve to 11-0 overall, 7-0 in NESCAC play, while the Panthers fall to 9-1, 7-1 in the league.
Trinity scored all three goals of the fourth quarter, including the game-winner by Steve Manning with 1:59 left in the game, to turn an 8-6 deficit into a 9-8 victory over visiting Middlebury on Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity, ranked No. 16 in the nation, improves to 8-3, while the Panthers drop to 2-8 overall and 2-6 in the league with their seventh consecutive defeat and their third in a row by a single goal.
The Middlebury College baseball team fell 5-3 in game one of a three-game NESCAC West series at Hamilton on Friday. Alex Pachella allowed two earned runs over 7.1 innings to lead Hamilton to the win on Royce Field. Hamilton (5-19 overall, 1-3 NESCAC West) picked up its first NESCAC West win.
The Panther men’s tennis team dropped a NESCAC match on Friday, falling at #3 Williams, 7-2. Junior Alec Parower (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and senior Derrick Angle (Troy, N.Y.) earned a win at #3 doubles to leave Middlebury with a 2-1 deficit after doubles play.