Field Hockey Wins Fourth Straight

October 4, 2009

Middlebury won its second NESCAC home game in as many days, as the Panthers picked up a 5-3 win over Wesleyan on Kohn Field. Middlebury has now won four straight contests, scoring a dozen goals on the weekend with wins over Colby and Wesleyan.

Wesleyan struck first as Taryn Murray snapped a shot high into the left corner of the cage after a feed from Morgan McCauley 10:14 into the game. Lauren Greer scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season for the Panthers at 19:43, tying the game with a transition goal.

Sally Ryan gave Middlebury its first lead of the game, taking a feed from Logan Brown before beating her opponent to gain shooting space down low. The Panthers took that 2-1 lead into the intermission, holding a 10-4 shots advantage.

Wesleyan tied the game just 5:08 into the second half, as Murray notched her second of the game after a scramble in front. Middlebury answered just 3:36 later as Mullery Doar blasted a shot home from the outside on a penalty corner.

The Cardinals answered once again, as McCauley scored with a quick feed from Jamie Thabault at 54:25. Doar gave the Panthers the lead for good just 1:17 later, scoring on the same penalty corner play with assists again going to Lucy Jackson and Emily Blair. Charlotte Gardiner scored the game's final goal for Middlebury at the 64:46 mark, redirecting a great crossing pass from Brown.

Becca Shaw made four saves in 58 minutes to earn the win for Middlebury, while Tori Redding made 14 stops for Wesleyan. The Panthers outshot the Cardinals 20-10, while owning a 21-6 advantage on penalty corners.

Wesleyan (2-5, 0-5) vs. Middlebury (5-2, 3-2)
Date: Oct 04, 2009

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Wesleyan............ 1 2 - 3
Middlebury.......... 2 3 - 5

1. 10:14 WESFH09 Taryn Murray (Morgan McCauley)
2. 19:43 MIDFH Lauren Greer (Chase Delano)
3. 29:00 MIDFH Sally Ryan (Logan Brown)
4. 40:08 WESFH09 Taryn Murray (unassisted)
5. 43:46 MIDFH Mullery Doar (Lucy Jackson;Emily Blair) - Penalty corner
6. 54:25 WESFH09 Morgan McCauley (Jamie Thabault)
7. 55:42 MIDFH Mullery Doar (Lucy Jackson;Emily Blair) - Penalty corner
8. 64:42 MIDFH Charlotte Gardiner (Logan Brown) - Penalty corner

Shots: Wesleyan 10, Middlebury 20
Saves: Wesleyan 14 (Tori Redding 14), Middlebury 4 (Becca Shaw 4)