Middlebury

Field Hockey Falls At Tufts

September 15, 2007

Tufts earned its first win over Middlebury in 22 years as the Jumbos picked up a 3-1 win over the fifth-ranked Panthers. Ileana Casellas-Katz scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals for Tufts.

The visiting Panthers came out strong and quick, scoring the first goal within the first three minutes of the game. On a penalty corner, Madeline Macmillan fed Reid Berrien the ball for a shot to the opposite corner of the goal. The tally was Berrien's sixth in just three games, while it was also her 100th career point.

However, Tufts quickly took advantage of their numerous penalty corners as Casellas-Katz popped in a rebound a little more than three minutes later. The half ended in a 1-1 tie.

Casellas-Katz scored seven minutes into the second half as she put home a rebound after a shot saved by Middlebury's goalie Caitlin Pentifallo with 28:14 on the clock. Eight minutes later, Scholtes sent a rocket towards the cage on a free hit and Brittany Holiday tipped it into the opposite corner of the cage for a 3-1 Tufts advantage.

Pentifallo was solid in goal, making 14 saves on the afternoon, while Katie Hyder made five saves for the Jumbos.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3 Middlebury 1
At Medford, MA

Saturday, September 15, 2007
Middlebury (2-1, 1-1 NESCAC) 1 0 = 1
Tufts (2-1, 2-0 NESCAC) 1 2 = 3

Scoring: 1st Half: M, Reid Berrien (Madeline Macmillan) 2:55; T, Ileana Casellas-Katz (Margi Scholtes) 5:42. 2nd Half: T, Ileana Casellas-Katz 41:46; T, Brittany Holiday (Margi Scholtes) 49:46.

Goalkeepers: M, Caitlin Pentifallo (70:00 _ 3 GA) 14 saves; T, Katie Hyder (70:00 _ 1 GA) 5 saves.

Shots: M, 6; T, 22.
Penalty Corners: M 4, T, 11.