Men's Soccer Blanks Keene

October 28, 2008

Middlebury picked up its first win over Keene State in the last four meetings between the schools as the Panthers were 1-0 victors. The game was played on Middlebury's FieldTurf, with a cold driving rain for much of the contest. Middlebury wraps up its regular season at Williams on Friday before hosting a NESCAC Quarterfinal on Sunday at noon, while Keene visits W. Connecticut on Saturday.

Middlebury had a great chance just eight minutes in as Baer Fisher fed Tyler Macnee, who beat Keene goalkeeper Scott Panone, only to have his apparent goal stopped and cleared by Owl defender Joe Bohenek.

The Panthers broke through a few minutes later as Robbie Redmond played a short through pass to Macnee, who quickly shot the ball into the right corner of the net for the tally. The goal was his 12th in 13 games this season for the Middlebury rookie.

Middlebury ended the half with a 5-0 shots advantage, controlling the play for a majority of the 45 minutes. Keene battled back in the second half, but had no serious threats as they were outshot 9-2 on the afternoon.

Brian Bush made a save in goal to earn his seventh shutout of the season and 21st of his career. Panone made three stops of the afternoon for the Owls.

Keene St. (6-9-3) vs. Middlebury (10-1-2)
Date: Oct 28, 2008 Attendance: 105

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Keene St............ 0 0 - 0
Middlebury.......... 1 0 - 1

1. 10:09 MIDMS Tyler Macnee (Robbie Redmond)

Shots: Keene St. 2, Middlebury 9
Saves: Keene St. 3 (Scott Panone 3), Middlebury 1 (Brian Bush 1)