Men's Soccer Blanks Conn. - Headed To NESCAC Semi's

October 28, 2007

Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC semifinal round with a 3-0 win over Connecticut College. The Panthers will take on Williams next Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Amherst, while the host school will play Bowdoin at 1:30. The winners meet for the NESCAC title at noon on Sunday. The Camels end their season at 3-9-3, while Middlebury improves to 13-2, its most wins since the '98-'00 teams won 13 games each season.

Middlebury opened the scoring at the 25:51 mark as Casey Ftorek took a nice feed from Baer Fisher before beating Connecticut College goalkeeper Ted Lane, one-on-one.

The Panthers increased their lead 2:37 before the half as Carson Cornbrooks buried a feed from the left wing by Ftorek to make it a 2-0 contest.

Middlebury built a comfortable 3-0 lead 2:52 into the second half when Ftorek converted a penalty kick for his team-leading 11th goal of the season.

Brian Bush made a pair of saves in goal for his seventh shutout in 12 games, while Ted Lane made a save for the Camels.

Date: October 28, 2007
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Conn. College (3-9-3) 0 0 - - 0
Middlebury (13-2) 2 1 - - 3

M-1st (26:51) - Casey Ftorek (Baer Fisher)
M-1st (42:23) - Carson Cornbrooks (Ftorek)
M-2nd (47:52) - Ftorek (penalty kick)

Brian Bush-M (90 min., 2 saves, 0 GA)
Ted Lane-C (80 min., 1 save, 3 GA)
Alex Martland-C (10 min, 0 saves, 0 GA)