Men's Lax Slips By Conn.

March 25, 2006

Middlebury returned to NESCAC action with an 8-6 road victory over Connecticut College as four different players shared the scoring load with two goals each for the Panthers. Middlebury will go back on the road to face Springfield College in a midweek contest this Wednesday.

Middlebury got an early lead with two goals in the first period as Travis Meyer assisted Jim Cabrera's goal at the 12:01 mark. Less than a minute later Meyer scored his first of the game at 11:18. The Camels fought back to tie the game at two after one period.

Connecticut broke the tie and got their only lead of the game at 3-2 with 12:30 remaining in the second period. The Panthers responded by scoring the next four goals in the period, two by Nick Bastis, building a 6-3 advantage at halftime.

The Panthers tacked on two more goals in the third period to pull ahead 8-3. The Camels did score the final three goals of the game, including two by Jesse Stevenson to cut the Panther lead to two. The five goal advantage was too much for the Camels to overcome as the Panthers prevailed 8-6.

Jonathan Sisto, Meyer, Bastis and Cabrera all had two goals and Meyer led the Panthers in assists with two. Craig Audin and Jesse Stevenson netted two for the Camels while Matt Flannigan scored once and had two assists. Alex Palmisano had 13 saves for Middlebury while Randall Morrison made 11 saves for the Camels.

Middlebury College (3-1, 2-0) 2-4-2-0--8
Connecticut College (1-3, 0-1) 2-1-1-2--6

Middlebury Scoring:
GOALS: Nick Bastis 2, Jim Cabrera 2, Travis Meyer 2, Jonathan Sisto 2.
ASSISTS: Travis Meyer 2, J.P. Coviello 1, Henry Sheehan 1, Chip Campbell 1.

Conn. Scoring:
GOALS: Craig Audin 2, Jesse Stevenson 2, Matt Flanagan 1, Brendan Rampi 1.
ASSISTS: Matt Flanagan 2.




FACEOFFS - MID 12-18; CONN 6-18

CLEARS - MID 16-24; CONN 17-23

GOALIES - MID-Alex Palmisano (60:00 minutes, 13 saves, 6 GA); CONN-Randall Morrison (60:00, 11 saves, 8 GA).