Middlebury College men’s soccer coach David Saward won his 300th game, as the seventh-seeded Panthers knocked off second-seeded Wesleyan 3-2 in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday.
The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the 2011 NESCAC Championships hosted by Amherst on Saturday. Neither team was able to repeat as NESCAC Champion, but both performed well, with the women placing second and the men fourth. On the men's side, senior Michael Schmidt (Wilmette, Ill.) became the second Panther in meet history to win the conference championship, joining Mike Graham, who also won at Amherst in 1983.
Junior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) became the school’s all-time leading goal scorer as Middlebury earned a 3-0 win over Williams in a NESCAC Quarterfinal match-up on Kohn Field. Greer’s two goals gave her 68 in three seasons, two more than Heidi Howard, who tallied 66 from ’95-’98.
Middlebury sophomore Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) scored twice to lead the Panthers to a 2-0 win over Colby (7-7-2) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest on Dragone Field.
Sophomore Megan Jarchow (Cos Cob, Conn.) had 17 kills to lead Middlebury to a 3-0 (16, 25, 9) win over Hamilton on Friday night at a NESCAC Quad hosted by Amherst. With the first set knotted at nine, Middlebury mounted a 10-4 run, building a six-point cushion.
Trinity scored 35 first half points on its way to a 42-7 win over Middlebury to spoil the Panthers’ homecoming weekend. The Bantams (6-0) rushed for 197 yards and returned two interceptions for touchdowns on their way to victory. The Panthers (2-4) were playing without the nation’s leading passer McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.), who was sitting out with an injury.