Men's Soccer Wins Season-Opener

September 10, 2005

9/10/05 - The Panther men's soccer team opened up the '05 campaign with a 3-1 win over Connecticut College. Middlebury held a 16-5 shots advantage and will return to action on Wednesday when they host Castleton State at 4:30.

John Sales opened the scoring for the Panthers as Alex Elias flipped a pass that Sales fired into the far corner late in the first half. The lead would double at 60:08 as Baer Fisher drew out the keeper before sliding a quick pass to Billy Brennan who hit the open net. Connecticut College cut the lead in half at 72:36 as Rob Pannicia gained some room on the right side before scoring with a shot to the far corner. The Panthers answered just 16 seconds later as Vandy Shanholt scored in transition to make it a 3-1 final.

Zack Toth ended the game with a pair of saves for Middlebury, while Ted Lane and Andy White combined to make seven saves for Connecticut College.

Date: September 10, 2005

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Middlebury, Vt.


TEAM  1  2  OT  OT  F

Conn. Coll. (1-1)  0  1  -  -  1

Middlebury (1-0)  1  2  -  -  3



M-1st (38:24) - John Sales (Alex Elias)

M-2nd (60:08) - Billy Brennan (Baer Fisher)

C-2nd (72:36) - Rob Paniccia (Darrell Comrie)

M-2nd (72:52) - Vandy Shanholt


Zack Toth-M (90 min., 2 saves, 1 GA)

Ted Lane-C (74:54 min., 6 saves, 3 GA)

Andy White-C (15:06 min. 1 save, 0 GA)