Field Hockey Advances To NESCAC Semifinals

October 28, 2007

Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC semifinals with a 4-2 win over Trinity. The Panthers will take on Tufts next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Bowdoin, while the host school will play Williams at 11:00. The winners meet for the NESCAC Championship at 12:00 on Sunday. The Bantams end their season at 8-7, while Middlebury improves to 12-3 on the year.

Heather McCormack and Reid Berrien each scored two goals apiece to bolster the Panther offense. McCormack opened the scoring at the 20:49 mark as she put in a rebound off the pads of Trinity keeper Payden Sra. Berrien scored a similar goal at 12:32, before McCormack scored her second of the game just 1:20 later on a rebound.

The Panthers held a 3-0 lead at the break, with Berrien making it a 4-0 game with a blast from the outside just 2:24 into the second half.

Trinity battled back late in the game, as Emily Skipp put the Bantams on the board with a feed from Katie Curran at the 12:24 mark. Kathleen Conlon tipped in a shot from Skipp on a penalty to corner to make it a 4-2 game with 7:19 remaining. That would be the game's final goal as Middlebury hung on for the win.

Caitlin Pentifallo made three saves in goal for Middlebury, while Sra made four saves for Trinity.

Date: October 28, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Trinity (8-7) 0 2 - 2
Middlebury (12-3) 3 1 - 4

M-1st (20:49) - Heather McCormack
M-1st (12:32) - Reid Berrien
M-1st (11:12) - McCormack
M-2nd (32:26) - Berrien
T-2nd (12:24) - Emily Skipp (Katie Curran)
T-2nd (7 :19) - Kathleen Conlon (Skipp)

Caitlin Pentifallo-M (70 min., 3 saves, 2 GA)
Payden Sra-T (70 min., 4 saves, 4 GA)