Middlebury

Men's Lax Defeats Conn.

March 25, 2005

3/26/05 - Middlebury won 18 of 22 face-offs en route to an 18-3 win over Connecticut College in NESCAC men's lacrosse action. The Panthers are ranked third in the latest Division III national poll.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Middlebury broke open a 1-0 game with a five-goal second quarter to take a 6-1 lead into the halftime break. Jim Cabrera scored two goals and earned an assist during the Panthers' run. The lead grew to 8-1 in the third quarter, before Jordan Yearsley scored for the Camels to make it an 8-2 game. Middlebury then ran off nine straight goals to pull away and pick up the convincing win.

Cabrera led the Middlebury offense with six goals and two assists, Henry Sheehan added a pair of goals and two assists, while Travis Meyer added a goal and three assists. Alex Palmisano made eight saves in 47 minutes to earn the win, while Topher Grossman made a dozen stops for <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Connecticut College in 54 minutes of play.

Date: March 26, 2005 - 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Kohn Field - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM  1  2  3  4  OT  F

Conn. College (1-4)  0  1  1  1  -  3

Middlebury (3-1)  1  5  5  7  -  18

Middlebury Scoring: Jim Cabrera 6-2, Henry Sheehan 2-2, Travis Meyer 1-3, Peter Mellen 1-1, Jon Sisto 0-2, Mark Foster 1-0, Dave Leach 1-0, Aaron Herter 1-0, Jeff Pello 1-0, Mike Murray 1-0, Glenn Bickley 1-0, Steve Hauschka 1-0, Will Simpson 1-0,

Conn. College Scoring: Jordan Yearsley 1-0, Dave Schwartz 1-0, Craig Audin 1-0.

Shots: Midd. 45, Conn. 35

Man-Up: Midd. 1/4, Conn. 2/5

Face-offs: Midd. 18, Conn. 4

GOALKEEPING (saves)

M-Alex Palmisano (47:27 min., 8 saves, 2 GA)

M-Ned Courtemanche (12:33 min, 4 saves, 1 GA)

C-Topher Grossman (53:37 min., 12 saves, 16 GA)

C-Randall Morrison (6:23 min., 0 saves, 2 GA)