The Middlebury College men’s hockey team scored twice in a span of 2:17 in the second period and added a short-handed goal early in the third for a 3-2 victory over Wesleyan in men's ice hockey action Saturday evening. Middlebury, which ended a four-game winless streak, evened its record at 8-8-3 and improved to 7-5-1 in NESCAC play.
The Middlebury College ski team finished third overall at the University of Vermont Carnival. Dartmouth (916) won the event, followed by UVM (735), Middlebury (729) and UNH (698). Senior Patrick Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) picked up two more wins over the weekend, capturing the 10K classic in 28:16, while earning a win in the 10K free with a time of 24:09, 41 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
The Middlebury College women’s squash team earned a third place overall finish at the 2012 NESCAC Championships hosted by Trinity. The Panthers were seeded fourth in the tourney, opening with a 9-0 victory over Hamilton. Middlebury was then defeated 9-0 by eventual champion Trinity, topping third-seeded Williams 5-4 to earn the third place finish.
The Panther men’s squash team earned a third place overall finish at the 2012 NESCAC Championships hosted by Trinity. The Panthers were seeded third in the tourney, opening with an 8-1 victory over Amherst. Middlebury was then defeated 7-2 by second-seeded Williams, topping Bates 6-3 to earn the third place finish.
Top-ranked Middebury lost its first game of the season, as the Panthers (18-1) fell 77-76 at Keene State before a sold-out crowd at Spaulding Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Owls (15-4), who have won a season-high six straight games, handed Middlebury its first loss since falling to St. Thomas in the NCAA Final Four last March.
The Panther women’s hockey team took game one of a two-game series with Connecticut College, topping the Camels 4-1 in Kenyon Arena. The seventh-ranked Panthers held a 37-14 shots advantage in the game, getting two goals from rookie Katie Sullivan (Bethesda, Md.).
The Middlebury College indoor track teams took part in the Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday afternoon. The men’s 4x200 relay team came away with a win (1:32.16), with senior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) winning the 3,000 (8:36.47) and junior Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) capturing the mile (5:02.16).
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams hosted their annual invitational meet, with Williams, Amherst and Springfield in town to compete against the Panthers. Several Middlebury athletes turned in top performances, with three different relay teams winning events.
Bowdoin outscored Middlebury 49-27 in the second half on its way to a 68-58 come-from-behind victory over the Panthers in Pepin Gym. The Polar Bears (16-5, 5-2) shot 52% from the floor in the second half, holding a 38-29 advantage on the boards in the contest.