Greer Sets Goals Mark As Field Hockey Advances To Semi's
October 29, 2011
Lauren Greer became the school’s all-time leading goal scorer as Middlebury earned a 3-0 win over Williams in a NESCAC Quarterfinal match-up on Kohn Field. Greer’s two goals today give her 68 in three seasons, two more than Heidi Howard, who tallied 66 from ’95-’98. The Panthers advance to next weekend’s semifinal round at Bowdoin, where they will meet Amherst at 1:30. The host school takes on Trinity in the other semifinal contest at 11:00 a.m., with the winners meeting on Sunday at noon for the league title.
All three of Middlebury’s goals were scored on penalty corners, with the first coming 10:56 into the game. The record-breaking tally came when Lucy Jackson fed Greer, who blasted a shot home from the top of the circle.
The Panthers struck again with 2:07 left in the first half, with Greer netting her second of the game. The junior took a feed from Margaret Souther before a quick dribble and a shot into the right side of the cage.
Williams had a great opportunity on a penalty corner early in the second half, but Panther keeper Becca Shaw came up with the save before the Panther defense cleared the ball away.
The lead grew to 3-0 at the 44:33 mark, with Middlebury’s third penalty corner tally of the day. Jackson fed Souther, who stopped the ball prior to a rocket from Catherine Fowler for her fourth of the year.
Middlebury nearly made it a 4-0 game six minutes later, when a shot from Charlotte Gardiner was tipped by Hannah Clarke, with the ball just going over the net.
The Ephs had the ball on Middlebury’s half for periods of time during the second half, but the Panther defense broke plays up before scoring chances developed.
Shaw ended the game with three saves to earn her first shutout of the season, while Ariana Spiliotes made eight stops for Williams.