October 17, 2011

            The Panther men’s soccer team saw its six game unbeaten streak come to an end as they dropped a NESCAC contest to Trinity, 1-0. The win stops a three-game skid for the Bantams, who had dropped three straight 1-0 contests. The Panthers are back in action on Wednesday when they host Plymouth State.

            The game’s lone goal came just 4:35 in, when Bantam Dan Mayernick scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Mayernick found himself some space on the right side and drove to the goal, beating Panther senior Tim Cahill (S. Glastonbury, Conn.) (two saves) with a shot to the back of the net.

            Middlebury threatened in the 13th minute with a free kick, but sophomore Tyler Smith’s (Pottersville, N.J.) header went just wide after service from senior Robbie Redmond (Morristown, N.J.). Junior Jack Freeman (Ridgewood, N.J.) missed with a short side shot that went wide early in the second half, before junior Brett Brazier (Okemos, Mich.) had a good look in the 51st minute, missing with a shot to the left.

            The Panther’s best scoring opportunity came in the 82nd minute, when Brazier fed Redmond before his shot was stopped by a diving save from Grant Schonberg (six saves).
• Men’s soccer record: 5-3-3
• Up next: 10/19 vs. Plymouth – 2:30, 10/22 @ Bates