Middlebury

Field Hockey Falls In NESCAC Semi's

November 4, 2005

11/5/05 - Middlebury was eliminated from the NESCAC Tournament as Cathleen Clark put home the game-winning goal 1:04 into overtime, lifting  Williams to a 1-0 win over the Panthers in the semifinals at Bowdoin. The Panthers will hope for an NCAA bid when the pairings are announced late Sunday night.

An evenly-played match saw the squads trade great chances throughout regulation. Middlebury dominated in penalty corners, especially in the opening half when they took eight chances to Williams' three. But the stellar play of Eph netminder Emily Wasserman kept the Panthers at bay. She stopped 13 shots overall with several coming in spectacular fashion.

Middlebury's Meghan McGillen proved up to the task as well, making 10 stops for the Panthers.

The game headed into overtime, where Middlebury had the initial attack, but was swept aside by the Williams defense. The Ephs broke out in transition, and carried the ball into the offensive zone. Williams' Jess Overlander played the ball to the middle of the circle, where Clark slapped the ball out of mid-air and into the back of the net for the game-winner.

-- courtesy Bowdoin --