The Middlebury College field hockey team scored early in each half and limited the Wesleyan attack to just five total shots, en route to an important 3-0 victory. Middlebury moves into a tie with Trinity for third place, behind Bowdoin (7-0) and Tufts (6-1) while Wesleyan, ranked 18th in the country, falls into a tie for fifth with Amherst (4-3).
Junior Otis Pitney (Washington, D.C.) scored the game's only goal on a pass from rookie Tyler Smith (Pottersville, N.J.) to lift the 13th ranked Middlebury College men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Connecticut College in front of 1500 fans on Tempel Green Saturday.
The Middlebury cross country teams had solid results at the Albany Invitational on Saturday afternoon, with the races featuring teams from Division I, II and III. The women finished second overall to UNH in their 22-team race, while the men came in third to Albany and Brandeis in their 25-team race.
The Panther men's golf team ended the fall season with a match-play event at Amherst over the weekend. Middlebury finished in second place overall at the event, with Williams winning and Trinity placing third.
Neither team could score through 110 minutes of action, leaving Middlebury with a scoreless tie at Connecticut College. Senior Lauryn Torch (Bronxville, N.Y.) made six saves in goal for the Panthers, while Kirsten Manville made four stops for the Camels.
The Panther women's tennis team ended its fall season by competing at the NEWITT (New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament) hosted by Smith and Mt. Holyoke. Thirty-two team brackets were set up, with each pair playing two singles and one doubles match against their opponents.
The Middlebury College women's volleyball team increased its winning streak to eight games on Friday night with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-12) win over Wesleyan at Amherst. The Panthers weren't as fortunate on Saturday, falling 3-2 (23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-10) to Conn. College and 3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 21-25, 16-14) to Trinity in a pair of matches at Amherst.
Middlebury dropped its third straight game as the Panthers (1-3) fell at NESCAC foe Williams (4-0) by a score of 41-17 on Saturday afternoon. A 15-yard completion on the final play of the third quarter gave senior Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) the record for most passing attempts in New England Division III history.