Middlebury

WOMEN’S SOCCER EARNS A ROAD WIN

October 4, 2010

            The Middlebury College women's soccer team scored two goals in the final 19:22 of the opening half and went on to pick up a 2-0 win over Colby. Middlebury, ranked fifth in New England, moves to 4-2-1 overall and 2-2 in NESCAC play. The Mules fall to 2-2-3 overall and 0-2-3 in league play.

            Middlebury's first goal came as sophomore Rachel Madding (Hillsborough, Calif.) played a through ball to senior Annie Rowell (Craftsbury, Vt.), who drove towards the goal. Rowell quickly found senior Gabriella Curbelo-Zeidman (Brooklyn, N.Y.) at the penalty spot, as she scored with 19:22 remaining.

            Rowell added a goal of her own with 1:26 left in the half to make it a 2-0 game. Rookie Julie Favorito (Winchester, Mass.) served the ball to Madding, who beat the keeper with a header. The ball was bouncing around the goal line, and with Colby unable to clear, Rowell finished for her second of the year. Both players came off the bench to get their goals.

            The Panthers had a 14-6 shot advantage and senior keeper Lauryn Torch (Bronxville, N.Y.) made four saves for the shutout. Jayde Bennett stopped eight shots for Colby.

• Women's soccer record: 4-2-1

• Up next: 10/9 vs. Amherst - 2:00