Field Hockey Falls At Skidmore

September 30, 2010

Middlebury dropped its second straight game as the 13th-ranked Panthers fell at #10 Skidmore by a score of 3-0 on a rain-drenched Thoroughbred Field. The Thoroughbreds won their sixth straight to improve to 7-1, while the Panthers fall to 2-3 overall.

Senior Christine Kemp got Skidmore started after Brittany O'Brien beat her defender around the wing and fed off to Kemp who continued along the wing and scored on the far post at the 1:15 mark. Less than a minute later, O'Brien picked up her second assist of the game as she set up Annie Rosencrans for a one-timer in the circle, giving the Thoroughbreds a 2-0 advantage. 

Rosencrans picked up her second goal of the game at the 22:19 mark when Katie Potter sent a pass in from outside the box that Rosencrans gathered and beat Middlebury keeper Madeline Brooks for her sixth goal of the season and a 3-0 lead.

Middlebury tried to get on the board late in the first half, but Skidmore goalie Liz Catinella broke up a crossing pass on a 2-on-0 breakaway to keep the Panthers scoreless.

The Thoroughbreds controlled possession throughout most of the second, holding a 7-3 shot advantage and drawing nine penalty corners to Middlebury's two as neither team was able to score and the Thoroughbreds earned a 3-0 victory.

Catinella finished with seven saves to earn the shutout for Skidmore, while Brooks also made seven saves in the loss.