Field Hockey Team Tops Springfield

September 16, 2008

Middlebury continued to roll as they used four first half goals en route to a 6-0 win over Springfield on Kohn Field. The fifth-ranked Panthers return to action when they host Wesleyan this Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Middlebury struck first as Heather McCormack scored with some nice stick work down low. Chase Delano made it a 2-0 game at the 21:54 mark as she finished after a scramble. The Panthers took a 3-0 advantage when McCormack scored her second of the game on the third shot of an offensive flurry. Allison Grant closed the first half scoring as she tipped in a pass from Delano.

The game remained at 4-0 for much of the second half, until Sophie Thompson scored on a backhander with 11:12 remaining. Thompson struck again less than four minutes later, putting home a rebound after a shot from McCormack was saved.

Caitlin Pentifallo was not forced to make any saves in 54 minutes of play, while Becca Shaw made a pair of stops for the Panthers. Kelleanne Salazar made a dozen saves on the afternoon for the Pride.

Date: September 16, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Springfield......... 0 0 - 0
Middlebury.......... 4 2 - 6

1. 33:02 MIDFH Heather McCormack (unassisted)
2. 21:54 MIDFH Chase Delano (Sally Ryan)
3. 19:46 MIDFH Heather McCormack (unassisted)
4. 12:35 MIDFH Allison Grant (Chase Delano)
5. 11:12 MIDFH Sophie Thompson (unassisted)
6. 7:44 MIDFH Sophie Thompson (Heather McCormack)

Shots: Springfield 8, Middlebury 28

Saves: Springfield 12 (Kelleanne Salazar 12), Middlebury 2(Becca Shaw 2)