Wood Nets Three As Midd. Tops St. Mikes

October 18, 2005

10/18/05 - Gabe Wood scored three goals in the opening 4:21 as Middlebury College cruised past Saint Michael's College, 7-0, in men's soccer action on Tuesday at Doc Jacobs Field.

For the Panthers, David Lee, David LaRocca, Baer Fisher and James Giampietro tallied goals. Zack Toth and Brian Bush each stopped one shot in 45 minutes of play for Middlebury (8-2), which snapped a two-game losing skid.

Wood wasted little time in sealing the victory for the Panthers, as he struck for goals on the first three shots of the game at 1:34, 2:58 and 4:21 of the first half. Middlebury struck for three more goals, all unassisted, before halftime to push its margin to 6-0 at intermission.

Saint Michael's stayed with Middlebury for much of the second half, as the Purple Knights outshot the Panthers 5-4 in the period. However, Saint Michael's was blanked for the second straight contest, and Middlebury completed the scoring with 10 minutes remaining.


Middlebury    6  1  - 7

Saint Michael's   0  0  - 0

First Half: MID, Wood (unassisted), 1:34; MID, Wood (John Sales), 2:58; MID, Wood (Simon Perkins); MID, Fisher (unassisted), 20:45; MID, Lee (penalty kick), 22:25; MID, LaRocca (unassisted), 41:33.

Second Half: MID, Giampietro (Josh Shipman), 79:54.

Shots: MID 13, SMC 6.

Corner Kicks: MID 5, SMC 5.

Goalkeepers: MID, Toth (45:00), 1 save; MID, Bush (45:00), 1 save; SMC, Melvin (90:00), 2 saves.

-- courtesy St. Michael's --