Field Hockey Pulls Away From Wesleyan
October 1, 2011
Middlebury scored four second half goals on its way to a 6-1 win over Wesleyan (3-4, 1-4) in NESCAC action on Kohn Field. The 12th-ranked Panthers improve to 4-2 overall, 3-2 in NESCAC play. Middlebury returns to action on Sunday when they host Connecticut College at 2:00 p.m.
Lauren Greer earned a hat-trick in the game, opening the scoring with a penalty stroke to the top right corner at the 3:52 mark. Charlotte Gardiner took a feed from Greer at the 22:35, scoring her fourth of the year from the right side of the goal.
Wesleyan got on the board at the 26:49 mark, when Taylor Wells made a pass from the stroke line, finding Morgan McCauley down low for the finish.
Leading 3-1 in the second half, Catherine Fowler scored the first of her career with a rocket from the top left side, with the shot tipping off a defender’s stick and high into the cage. Heather Karpas netted her first of the season at the 58:23 mark, taking a crossing pass from Greer and scoring with a shot to the bottom left side of the cage.
Gardiner quickly found Greer on a penalty corner for her second of the game at the 64:22 mark, giving Middlebury a 5-1 advantage. Greer scored her sixth goal in the last three games with just 11 seconds remaining, blasting home a corner after a feed from Clara St. Germain.
Middlebury held a 27-4 shots advantage in the game, earning 12 penalty corners to Wesleyan’s five. Becca Shaw made three saves in goal to earn the win, while Tori Redding made 14 saves for the Cardinals.