Field Hockey Wins At Keene St.

October 12, 2010

Middlebury won its fourth straight game as the Panthers picked up a 2-0 non-league win at Keene State (10-4) at Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday night. The 16th ranked Panthers improve to 6-3 on the season.

After a scoreless first half the visiting Panthers netted two second half goals. Elinore O'Brien gave Middlebury a 1-0 lead at the 15:10 mark when she took a crossing pass from sophomore Charlotte Gardiner and beat KSC senior goalie Meghan Ledoux at the side of the net.  Sophomore Lauren Greer scored the Panther's second goal in the closing seconds of the game.  Gardiner also picked-up an assist on the play.

Keene State best opportunity to get on board came during one of their two penalty corner opportunities.  Junior Kerry Howe's top of the circle drive went just wide of the post.

Both teams got strong play from their defense.  With the scored tied, senior Madison Kahn made a defensive save on a scoring bid by junior Alyce Ferenc five minutes into the second half.

Controlling play most of the game, Middlebury had a wide advantage in shots (19-3) and penalty corners (11-2). Ledoux finished the game with eight saves. Both Junior Becca Shaw, who played the first 62:41 of the game and sophomore Madeline Brooks, who saw 7:19 of action, were not credited with saves.

Keene State (10-4) returns to Little East Conference play on Saturday when it hosts Worcester State. Winners of fourth straight, Middlebury (6-3) is at Conn. College on Saturday.