Field Hockey Blanks Union
October 5, 2010
Middlebury scored three goals in the game's first 19:06 on its way to a 4-0 non-league win over Union on Kohn Field. The 17th-ranked Panthers improve to 4-3 overall as they prepare to host Amherst on Saturday, while union drops to 4-5.
Middlebury took the lead just :53 seconds in when Elinore O'Brien tipped in a shot after a scramble in the Union crease area. The lead doubled at 13:18, when O'Brien struck again for her third of the season. Lauren Greer's shot was saved by Sarah Rios, with Greer gathering the rebound and sliding a quick pass to O'Brien for the goal.
Middlebury made it a 3-0 game at 19:06, when Greer scored with a reverse stick goal in transition, taking a nice feed from Charlotte Gardiner. Greer scored her team-leading fifth of the season for the only second half goal (48:39), putting home her own rebound.
Becca Shaw earned the shutout in goal for Middlebury, making six saves on the afternoon, while Rios made 15 stops for Union.