Men's Soccer With 14th Shutout In Last 17 Games

October 11, 2008

Middlebury improved to 7-0-1 on the season as they picked up a 2-0 shutout victory over Tufts in NESCAC play. The Panthers are now riding a 17-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season, including 14 shutouts in that span, while boasting a 14-0-1 mark on its new Field Turf surface. The Jumbos lose for the third time in their last four games, moving to 5-4-1 on the year.

The Panthers struck early as Stephen Hart's cross was headed in by Tyler Macnee for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. The goal developed on a corner kick as a short pass was fed to Andrew Banadda before Hart's service pass.

Harrison Watkins had a great chance just minutes later, but his header was saved by Tufts' keeper David McKeon. Robbie Redmond had a shot saved by a diving McKeon, while Macnee also just missed a few chances in the first half.

Middlebury made it a 2-0 game just 7:06 into the second half, as a nice through feed by Carson Cornbrooks was one-timed with a rocket off the foot of Banadda for his first goal of the season.

The Panthers continued to control play for the remainder of the contest, holding a 24-3 shots advantage on the afternoon. Brian Bush made a save in goal to earn his sixth shutout of the season, while McKeon ended the day with seven stops for Tufts.

Tufts (5-4-1, 1-4) vs. Middlebury (7-0-1, 5-0-1)
Date: Oct 11, 2008 Attendance: 425

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Tufts............... 0 0 - 0
Middlebury.......... 1 1 - 2

1. 1:00 MIDMS Tyler Macnee (Stephen Hart)
2. 52:06 MIDMS Andrew Banadda (Carson Cornbrooks)

Shots: Tufts 3, Middlebury 24
Saves: Tufts 7 (David McKeon 7), Middlebury 1 (Brian Bush 1)