The Middlebury College men's golf team successfully defended its status as the NESCAC Golf Champions on Sunday afternoon at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass. The Panthers, who have now won four of the last six conference crowns, managed to increase their single-stroke lead over Williams following day one by seven and finished with a two-day total of 626.
The Panther track and field teams both earned third place finishes at the 2012 NESCAC Championships hosted by Bates. Williams won the women’s title (180), followed by Tufts (159), Middlebury (157) and Bowdoin (99.5). The host school captured the men’s title with 156.25 points, followed by Tufts (146.25), Middlebury (124) and Williams (111.75). The Panthers won seven NESCAC crowns on the women’s side while taking home six in the men’s events.
The Middlebury College women’s golf team placed second among eight teams competing at the Williams Spring Invitational. The two-day event was held at the par-71, 5,827-yard Taconic Golf Club. The Ephs won the event with a 652, followed by Middlebury (662) and Amherst (679). Senior Flora Weeks (Seattle, Wash.) captured medalist honors with a 78 on day one and an 81 on the second day of play for a 159.
Leading 7-6 at intermission, Middlebury outscored Williams 7-3 in the second half for a 14-9 win at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The game caps the season for both squads as the Panthers finish with a 4-9 overall record and 3-7 in NESCAC play, while the Ephs end their year at 3-10 and 1-9 in conference action.
The Middlebury College women's tennis team picked up a NESCAC win over Tufts on Saturday, topping the 13th-ranked Jumbos, 7-2. The Panthers improve to 12-1 overall, while the Jumbos drop their fourth straight match, losing to #10 Bowdoin, #1 Williams, #3 Amherst and #7 Middlebury.
The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals with a 12-8 win over Tufts on Kohn Field. The third-seeded Panthers (11-3) advance to next weekend’s championship tournament at Trinity, where they will battle fourth-seeded Amherst. Sixth-seeded Tufts falls to 9-6 on the season.
The seventh-ranked Middlebury men’s tennis team improved to 11-4 on the season with an 8-1 victory over #22 Skidmore (8-6). Skidmore’s lone point came in doubles play, where Danny Knight and Oliver Loutsenko topped senior Eric Vehovec (Toronto, Ont.) and senior Derrick Angle (Troy, N.Y.), 8-3.
Middlebury scored seven runs in the final three innings and banged out 18 hits on the day on its way to a 10-5 non-league win at St. Michael’s on Doc Jacobs Field. The Panthers improve to 12-12 on the season, while the Purple Knights slip to 9-24.
Sophomore Kimber Sable (Winnetka, Ill.) went 2-3 and drove in three runs to lead Middlebury past Amherst 5-3 Friday afternoon in a NESCAC West softball series opener. The Panthers broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the top of the sixth and fended off a seventh-inning rally from Amherst.