Middlebury Tops Springfield

September 15, 2009

Middlebury came from a 1-0 deficit to pick up a 2-1 win at Springfield on Tuesday night. The 11th ranked Panthers move to 1-1 on the season as they earned the non-conference win at Springfield's Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.

With 17:42 remaining in the first half, the Pride's Meg Bradley finished off a nicely-executed penalty corner, allowing SC to take a 1-0 lead.

But before the half could be completed, the Panthers struck back. The goal was scored by sophomore defender Heather Karpas, with the assist doled out by junior forward Chase Delano. The goal came with 8:30 left, leaving the game in a 1-1 tie at the intermission.

In the second half, Middlebury began to take more control and finally broke through with 12:56 remaining. Sophomore midfielder Emily Blair scored the game-winner for the Panthers.

For Springfield, sophomore goalkeeper Alison McCarthy was credited with 12 saves, seven coming in the second half. Madeline Brooks registered four saves on the evening to pick up a win in her collegiate debut.