Men's Soccer Advances To NESCAC Semi's
October 31, 2010
Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC semifinals after a 3-0 win over Tufts in a quarterfinal game on Sunday. The Panthers (12-3) will take on Amherst at Bowdoin next Saturday at 1:30, while the host school meets Wesleyan at 11:00. Tufts ends its season with a 5-8-2 mark.
Middlebury struck for three goals in the game's first 24:15 and never looked back on its way to the victory. Robbie Redmond served a ball after a restart, with Tyler Smith getting a head on the ball. Tyler Macnee was there to head the ball over the keeper for the 1-0 lead just 6:23 into the game.
Brett Brazier scored his second of the year at 15:31, as his second header attempt on a corner kick found the back of the net for a 2-0 Middlebury advantage.
Macnee struck again for this fourth of the year at 24:15, converting a great crossing pass from Carson Cornbrooks with a header off the far post.
The Panthers had a great chance to make it a 4-0 game at the 30-minute mark, as Macnee just missed the hat-trick with a header after some quick passing by the Panthers.
Tufts came back with a few chances early in the second half, both by Kiernan Lewis. His first blast sailed over the crossbar at 46:30, while his second chance from 15 yards out was denied by Middlebury keeper Tim Cahill.
Alan Bernstein made a pair of saves on the day for the Jumbos, while Cahill made one to earn his ninth shutout of the season.