Women's Basketball Suffers First Loss Of The Season

December 1, 2007

Union (2-1) handed Middlebury (4-1) its first lost of the season as the Dutchwomen picked up a 73-57 win over the Panthers in Pepin Gym. Union controlled the boards in the game, holding a 47-28 advantage, while shooting 50% from the floor.

An evenly-played first half saw five ties, with Middlebury holding a 26-25 lead with 2:37 remaining. Union closed the half on a 9-2 run to take a 34-28 lead into the halftime break. The Dutchwomen turned the ball over 18 times in the first half, while the Panthers had 10 of their own.

Union increased its lead to as many as 14 in the second half, with Middlebury making a run at the 9:20 mark. The Panthers went on a quick 5-0 spurt to cut the lead to 53-48 with 8:42 left on a hoop from Katie Fisher.

Union answered with an 8-0 run, led by four of her game-high 22 points from Michelle Rogers. The Panthers would make a few runs in the remainder of the half, but the Dutchwomen answered on each occasion.

Rogers grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with her 22 points on 9-13 shooting from the floor. Rachel Ormsby scored 14 for Union, Selin Whitham netted 11 with nine assists, while Devon Ciliberto scored eight with nine boards.

Aylie Baker paced Middlebury with 14 points, Ashley Barron added 11, while Katie Fisher scored nine with six assists.

The game featured some nice passing with 37 assists, but was marred by 54 turnovers.