Field Hockey Cruises Past Rensselaer

October 24, 2007

Rensselaer scored the first and last goals of the game, but Middlebury netted 10 in between as the Panthers picked up a 10-2 win over the Red Hawks on Kohn Field. Middlebury earns its seventh straight 10-win season, moving to 10-3 on the year, while Rensselaer (5-9) drops its sixth straight contest.

Rensselaer jumped out early as Sara Stylinski scored with a reverse sweeping shot just 2:56 into the contest. Middlebury tied the game at 28:42 as Madeleine Macmillan tipped in a shot from Chase Delano. Macmillan struck again as she scored at 24:19 after a shot had been blocked by a defender.

Lindsay McBride converted a nice play on a penalty corner, before Sarah Bryan finished up a scramble in front of the goal to make it 4-1. Sally Ryan put home her own rebound with 2:39 left in the half, as Middlebury went into the intermission with a 5-1 advantage.

The Panthers didn't let up in the second half as Delano scored following a penalty corner just 2:28 into the half. Allison Grant added two goals, while Heather McCormack and Sophie Thompson each scored to round out the Middlebury scoring.

Michelle Clement scored for the Red Hawks with 2:09 remaining to break up the 10-goal run. Caitlin Pentifallo made four saves in goal to earn the win for Middlebury, while Lauren Fernandes and Kate Williams each played a half, combining for a dozen saves for the Red Hawks.

Date: October 24, 2007
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Rensselaer (5-9) 1 1 - 2
Middlebury (10-3) 5 5 - 10

R-1st (32:04) - Sara Stylinski
M-1st (28:42) - Madeleine Macmillan (Chase Delano)
M-1st (24:19) - Macmillan
M-1st (9:43) - Lindsay McBride (Lacey Farrell, Allison Grant)
M-1st (5:24) - Sarah Bryan (Heather McCormack)
M-1st (2:39) - Sally Ryan
M-2nd (32:32) - Delano (Farrell)
M-2nd (21:23) - Grant (Ryan)
M-2nd (20:48) - McCormack (Farrell)
M-2nd (8:44) - Sophie Thompson (Ryan)
M-2nd (4:38) - Grant
R-2nd (2:09) - Michelle Clemente

Caitlin Pentifallo-M (70 min., 4 saves, 2 GA)
Lauren Fernandes-R (35 min., 7 saves, 5 GA)
Kate Williams-R (35 min., 5 saves, 5 GA)