Field Hockey Knocks Off Amherst

October 6, 2007

The Middlebury field hockey team improved to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the NESCAC with a 1-0 road win at Amherst. The Panthers will host Williams next Saturday at noon on Kohn Field.

The lone goal of the game came when Middlebury's Marnie Rowe beat Amherst goalie Kathleen Boucher with a shot from within a pile up, following a free hit from Heather McCormack.

Just three minutes into the second half, Amherst had a pair of consecutive corners and threatened with two close shots which were both denied. Amherst finally found the back of the net with less than a minute remaining when Catherine Calvert riffled a shot off a set play on a corner, but the score was called back.

Amherst's final opportunity to even the score came with a trio of corners with just two seconds remaining in the game, but they could not beat Middlebury's Caitlin Pentifallo. The goalie finished with nine saves on the day, while Boucher had a single stop for Amherst.