Field Hockey Tops Trinity, Has Now Won 33 of 34

October 30, 2004

10/30/04 - Middlebury wrapped up its second consecutive perfect regular season with a 4-2 win over Trinity. The Panthers have now won 33 of their last 34 games and are ranked third in the latest Division III national poll. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

For the second straight year, Middlebury will host the NESCAC semifinals and championship. The games will take place next Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th on Kohn Field. Match-ups and game times will be announced Monday. Trinity will play a first-round road game on Sunday.

Trinity took a 1-0 lead at the 15:17 mark of the first half on a penalty shot to the top left corner by Lauren Malinowski. The game remained at 1-0 into the second half where the Panthers exploded for three consecutive goals.

Reid Berrien started the scoring with a goal after a scramble in front of the cage. Lauryn Nicasio made it a 2-0 game at the 22:56 mark as she converted a penalty corner after a nice crossing pass by Ashley Pullen. Claire Edelen tipped in a shot from Janie Mackey at 12:36 to give Middlebury a 3-1 lead. Trinity answered with 8:44 left as Katie Curran slipped a shot past Meghan McGillen. The Panthers answered at 2:29 as Allison Smith scored an impressive goal with a shot through her own legs with her back to the net.

McGillen ended the game with five saves, while Courtney Bergh made 18 saves for Trinity.

Date: October 30, 2004

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Site: <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury, Vt.


TEAM  1  2  OT  F

Trinity (8-6)  1  1  -  2

Middlebury (14-0)  0  4  -  4



T-1st (15:17) - Lauren Malinowski

M-2nd (32:16) - Reid Berrien (Ashley Lyddane)

M-2nd (22:56) - Lauryn Nicasio (Ashley Pullen)

M-2nd (12:36) - Claire Edelen (Janie Mackey)

T-2nd (8:44) - Katie Curran

M-2nd (2:29) - Allison Smith (Channing Weymouth)


Meghan McGillen-M (70 min., 5 saves, 2 GA)

Courtney Bergh-T (70 min., 18 saves, 4 GA)