Middlebury

Panthers Open Season with a Win

December 18, 2003

MIDDLEBURY BLANKS WESTERN NEW ENGLAND


MIDDLEBURY, Vermont - Middlebury avenged last season's 3-2 overtime loss on the road with a 4-0 win over Western New England College in the season-opener for the Panthers in Middlebury.


Kellan Florio opened the scoring as he took a through pass from Matt Haddad and found the net at the 11:09 mark. Rookie John Sales scored the first of his career as he headed in a nice serving pass from Derek Cece late in the first half. Florio netted in second of the game at 54:41 with a shot inside the box, while Matt Scheufele ended the scoring at 83:08, putting home a loose ball in the crease area.


Craig Hirsh made a pair of saves in goal for the shutout, while Kevin Koch and Mike Madru combined to make six saves for WNEC.

TEAM 1 2 OT OT F
W. New England (0-2) 0 0 - - 0
Middlebury (1-0) 2 2 - - 4

SCORING SUMMARY
P T Time Player (assists) Score
1 M 11:09 Kellan Florio (Matt Haddad) 1-0 M
1 M 39:05 John Sales (Derek Cece) 2-0 M
2 M 54:41 Florio (Andrew Stewart) 3-0 M
2 M 83:08 Matt Scheufele 4-0 M

GOALKEEPING SUMMARY
Name MP SAVES GA
Craig Hirsh-M 90 1/1=2 0
Kevin Koch-WNEC 70 3/1=4 3
Mike Madru-WNEC 20 -/2=2 1

SHOTS: Middlebury 25, WNEC 4