After allowing a game-tying goal with one second left in regulation, Middlebury posted a 3-2 victory in penalty strokes at Tufts in a battle between top 10 field hockey teams to open 2011 on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.
The Middlebury College women’s golf team opened up the year with a second place finish at the nine-team St. Lawrence Invitational. The host school won the event with a 675, with Middlebury trailing by just one stroke at 676.
The Panther women’s soccer team fought to a 2-2 draw with host Tufts in the season and NESCAC opener on Saturday afternoon at Kraft Field. The Jumbos struck first in the 12th minute as senior Jamie Love-Nichols took a lead pass from first year Emma Husted-Sherman and delivered it home from the left side of the box into the top-left corner.
The Middlebury College cross country teams opened up their 2011 season at the Dartmouth Invitational. The Panthers were the only Division III team competing at the meet, with the men placing third out of four teams, while the women were fifth among five squads. The meet was the first as head coach for Nicole Wilkerson, who took over the head coaching duties after long-time coach Terry Aldrich retired.
Tufts came from behind to force a 1-1 tie with 12th-ranked Middlebury in NESCAC men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Kraft Field.
The Middlebury College men’s golf team opened up the fall season with a fourth place finish at the 15-team St. Lawrence Invitational. St. John Fisher won the event with a two-day total of 586, with the Panthers coming in with a 608.
The Middlebury women's tennis team opened its fall season at Williams, taking part in the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational with Vassar and Skidmore.
The Middlebury College women's volleyball team opened its season with a 2-2 mark at the Endicott Invitational Tournament. The Panthers lost to St. Mary’s on Friday 3-2 (14-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-13, 12-15) before bouncing back with a 3-2 (25-22, 25-27, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12) victory over the host school.