Men's Soccer Blanks Norwich

October 14, 2004

10/14/04 - Middlebury improved to 40-2-4 all-time against <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Norwich as the Panthers beat the Cadets, 4-0. Middlebury is ranked fourth in the latest New England poll and will travel to #2 Williams this Saturday.

J.B. Gerber opened the scoring for Middlebury as he took a through pass from Kellan Florio before finishing with a shot to the right corner. The Panthers doubled the lead at 40:32 as David LaRocca carried the ball along the 18 before ripping a low hard shot into the right side of the net.

Just 55 seconds into the second half, Florio received a pass from John Sales before beating Adam Cardin with a shot from 15 feet away. Simon Perkins scored the game's final goal at 50:56 as he took a high cross from Florio before driving a shot past Cardin.

David Lindholm made three saves in goal for the shutout, including a stellar stop on Sani Siric at the 19-minute mark of the first half. Cardin made 16 saves on the afternoon.



Date: October 14, 2004<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Site: Middlebury, Vt.


TEAM  1  2  OT  OT  F

Norwich (6-6-1)  0  0  -  -  0

Middlebury (7-1-1)  2  2  -  -  0



M-1st (28:00) - J.B. Gerber (Kellan Florio)

M-1st (40:32) - David LaRocca

M-2nd (45:55) - Florio (John Sales)

M-2nd (50:56) - Simon Perkins (Florio)


David Lindholm-M (90 min., 3 saves, 0 GA)

Adam Cardin (90 min., 16 saves, 4 GA)