Field Hockey Opens With A Win

September 9, 2006

Reid Berrien netted a pair of goals, leading Middlebury (1-0) to a 4-3 victory over host Connecticut College (0-1) on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Saturday. Marnie Rowe added a goal and an assist for the Panther in the NESCAC opener for both clubs. Kelsey Fredericks, Jill Mauer and Jenny Roe scored for the hosts.

Berrien put the Panthers on top early with a smash from just inside the scoring circle. But the Camels countered with the next two goals. Fredericks stuffed back her own rebound for her first collegiate score with 11:36 left in the half. Just 6:02 later, senior Katie Williams delivered an entry pass to the far right post and Jill Mauer stuffed it home to provide the hosts with a 2-1 lead at the half.

In the second stanza, Middlebury applied heavy pressure on the Camel defensive corps, putting 17 shots on net. With 11:14 to play, Panther junior Marnie Rowe put the visitors on top 3-2. After a timeout, Connecticut College countered with a score from sophomore Jenny Roe to even the score with 8:58 remaining. Just over two minutes later, Berrien buried her second score of the afternoon and the Panthers were able to hold on for the 4-3 victory.

Meghan McGillen made eight stops for Middlebury, while Talia Wheeler had nine saves for the hosts in her collegiate debut.

Middlebury College (1-0) 1-3--4
Connecticut College (0-1) 2-1--3

MC-Reid Berrien 18:24
CC-Kelsey Fredericks 23:21
CC-Jill Mauer (Katie Williams) 29:23
MC-Lacey Farrell 50:26
MC-Marnie Rowe 58:46
CC-Jenny Roe 61:02
MC-Berrien (Rowe) 63:06

CC-Talia Wheeler, 9 saves, 4 GA.
MC-Meghan McGillen, 8 saves, 3 GA.
Shots-MC-23, CC 12