Field Hockey Tops Keene

October 4, 2007

Middlebury won for the fourth time in its last five games as they picked up a 2-0 non-league win over Keene State on Kohn Field. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak for the Owls, who were out shot 23-3 in the contest.

Sarah Bryan opened the scoring at the 28:51 mark as she took a quick pass in the middle from Heather McCormack, and found the right side of the cage. Reid Berrien appeared to have given Middlebury a 2-0 lead later in the half, but a defensive save from Keene's Alyssa Rowell kept the ball out of the goal.

Trailing 1-0 at the intermission, Keene State came out strong early in the second half with three shots in the first two minutes of the half. Middlebury keeper Caitlin Pentifallo made both of her two saves in the game during the flurry to keep it a 1-0 game.

The Panthers gained some breathing room shortly after the spurt, with three shots at the 31-minute mark. Keene's Vikki Stossell stopped the first two, but Madeleine Macmillian snuck one by to give Middlebury a 2-0 lead. Middlebury controlled play for a majority of the remainder of the game, coming away with the shutout win.

Pentifallo made a pair of stops for the Panthers, while Stossell made 16 for the Owls, including 14 in the second half.

Date: October 4, 2007
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Keene St. (8-4) 0 0 - 0
Middlebury (6-2) 1 1 - 2

M-1st (28:51) - Sarah Bryan (Heather McCormack)
M-2nd (30:31) - Madeleine Macmillan

Caitlin Pentifallo-M (70 min., 2 saves, 0 GA)
Vikki Stossell-K (70 min., 16 saves, 2 GA)