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)