The Middlebury College women's basketball team improved to 6-0 for the first time since ’01-’02 as the Panthers ended the first semester with a 65-57 win at Union. The Panthers shot .520 from the floor in the second half and outscored the Dutchwomen 21-4 from the free throw line in the game. The Middlebury defense forced 32 turnovers in the game.
The Panther men’s basketball team finished off the first semester with a perfect 6-0 record as the sixth-ranked Panthers picked up a 64-52 road win at Union. Middlebury shot 50% from the floor in the game, including .593 in the second half. The Panthers held the Dutchmen to .259 from the floor, while controlling the boards 45-31.
The Middlebury College women’s hockey team ended its semester with a perfect 6-0 record as the Panthers earned a 3-0 shutout victory over Williams (1-5, 1-4). Seventh-ranked Middlebury improves to 5-0 in league play, alone atop the NESCAC standings. Senior netminder Alexi Bloom (Highland Park, Ill.) made 10 saves in goal to earn her third shutout of the season, as Middlebury held a 33-10 shots advantage.
The Panther men’s squash team opened up its season with a tough challenge, facing the third-ranked team in the country from Princeton. The match was played at Williams, as 17th ranked Middlebury fell 9-0. The Tigers played their full line-up in the match, featuring the nation’s top-ranked player, Todd Harrity.
The Middlebury College women’s squash team opened its season with a 4-1 mark, taking four matches at the Wesleyan Round Robin before falling to Princeton at Williams. The 11th ranked Panthers were dominating at Wesleyan, defeating the #16 Cardinals, #25 William Smith, Wellesley and Smith by scores of 9-0.
Junior Charles Nerbak (Martinsville, N.J.) and first-year Louis Belisle (Repentigny, Que.) each scored twice as Middlebury defeated the University of New England 7-1 in an ECAC East/NESCAC crossover game played Saturday afternoon at Biddeford Arena.
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams took on Amherst in their first home meet of the season on Saturday. The Panther men fell 190-105, while the women were defeated 186-111. First-year racer Andrea Tibbetts (Dover, Mass.) won three events for the women, earning a time of 58.72 in the 100 backstroke (NCAA “B” cut), while winning the 200 backstroke in 2:11.18.