Trailing 80-79, James Wang’s last-second 21-footer clanked off the back iron, ending the hopes of a Williams upset of top-ranked Middlebury at Pepin Gym on Saturday. The nation’s number one team improved to 18-0, setting a new school record for consecutive wins, and now owns a 20-game home winning streak.
The Panther indoor track teams took part in a huge meet at Boston University over the weekend. Several athletes turned in top performances at the meet, including senior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.), who was third in the 5,000 with a time of 14:10.30, a new school record. He is now ranked first in the nation in that event.
Junior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) scored three times as the fourth-ranked Panthers held off Saint Anselm 4-2 in non-conference women's hockey action Tuesday night at Kenyon Arena. The Panthers won their fourth straight to improve to 12-1-2 and stopped the six-game winning streak of the Hawks (12-5-0).
The Middlebury College ski teams finished fourth at the UNH Carnival over the weekend. With the GS events cancelled, the Panthers finished with 639 points, with Vermont (1021), Dartmouth (873) and UNH (710) comprising the top three.
The Panther women’s basketball team shot .491 from the floor, holding on for a 77-74 win over Plattsburgh (6-9) in a non-conference match-up in Pepin Gym. Sophomore Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) paced the Panthers with 20 points, going 10-10 from the free throw line in the game.
The Middlebury College men’s hockey team played three games last week, including a pair of NESCAC games at home over the weekend. The week began as the Panthers gave up four first period goals on its way to a 5-0 loss at Norwich in a non-league game on Tuesday night at Kreitzberg Arena.