Field Hockey Earns Fourth Straight Shutout
October 20, 2010
Middlebury won its seventh straight game as the 13th ranked Panthers (9-3) picked up a 2-0 win over St. Lawrence (5-8) on Kohn Field. The shutout was the fourth straight for Middlebury, as they prepare to play their regular season home finale this Saturday against Bates at 11:00 a.m.
The game moved out to a slow pace, with the first shot taking 18 minutes to occur. Middlebury maintained the ball in the St. Lawrence end for much of the half, with the Panthers breaking onto the scoreboard at the 22:00 minute mark. Charlotte Gardiner sent the ball through the middle from the right wing, where Hannah Clarke scored her second goal in as many games from the far side with a redirect.
The Panthers made it a 2-0 game at 27:32, when Lauren Greer broke in all alone and scored with a shot to the right corner of the net. The tally was her team-leading 10th of the season.
St. Lawrence had its best chance to score five minutes into the second half, when Taylor Vogt redirected a shot. The shot went high into the air as Middlebury keeper Becca Shaw made a blocker save to keep the shutout intact.
The Panthers threatened again in the second half with some great chances down the stretch, but did not score as they came away with the 2-0 victory.
Shaw ended the game with a pair of saves to earn the shutout, while Nicole Matos made 11 stops for the Saints. Middlebury out shot its opponent 22-2 in the game, holding a 5-1 lead in penalty corners.