The Middlebury College men’s basketball team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals for the fourth consecutive year after a 61-41 quarterfinal victory over Connecticut College on Saturday at Pepin Gym. The Panthers advance to next weekend’s semifinals at Williams College where they will meet Amherst at 4:00 p.m.
The Panther women’s hockey team saw sophomore Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) score a pair of goals as the team rallied from a two-goal deficit to clinch the top seed for the 2011 NESCAC Tournament with a 4-2 win at Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers finish the regular season at 18-4-1 overall (14-1-1 NESCAC) while Bowdoin falls to 14-8-2 (9-6-1).
The Middlebury College women’s squash team finished its season ranked 13th nationally, ending with an 18-6 record. At team nationals hosted by Princeton, the Panthers opened with a 6-3 loss to Mt. Holyoke in the Kurtz Cup (B Division). Middlebury bounced back in the back-draw, earning a 6-3 win over Columbia and an 8-1 victory over Amherst.
The Panther ski team earned a fourth place finish at its own carnival, while Dartmouth came away with 893 points for the win. UVM finished second overall (881), followed by UNH (759) and Middlebury (668). The Panthers took third place in three of four events on Friday, placing second in the women's slalom behind a second place finish from senior Nicole Dvorak (Essex Junction, Vt.).
The Middlebury College men’s hockey team dropped its final game of the regular season, falling 3-2 to Castleton in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (11-7-6) earn the third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host #6 Colby in the quarterfinals next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Castleton improves to 21-3-1 overall, earning the second seed for the ECAC East Tourney.
The Panther indoor track teams had a busy weekend, both competing at the New England Championships. The men earned their best finish in 10 years with a 10th place finish among 24 teams competing at Springfield. The women’s squad earned an impressive fourth place finish among 22 teams in action at M.I.T.
The Middlebury College women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 67-64 loss at Colby in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest. The Panthers end the season with a 15-9 mark, the most wins since '01-'02.
Several members of the Panther women’s swim team took part in the 2011 NESCAC Championships hosted by Williams College over the weekend. First-year racer Andrea Tibbetts (Dover, Mass.) earned three NCAA Qualifying standards, while setting a new school record with a time of 27.03 to place second in the 50 back. Tibbetts also placed second in the 100 back in 57.61 and third in the 200 back (2:05.93), both NCAA “B” considerations.