Women's Basketball Drops Opener

November 21, 2009

The Middlebury women's basketball team dropped its season-opener as they fell 59-42 to Haverford at the Swarthmore Tournament. The Panthers return to action on Sunday when they take on the host school at 1:00.

Middlebury struggled from the floor in the game, shooting just .246, while Haverford hit .444 of its shots in the first half. The Panthers trailed 33-20 at the break, cutting the lead to 10 on a hoop from Alana Wall with 14:59 left to play. Haverford answered with a 12-2 run to regain a 20-point lead, but the Panthers hung tough, cutting the margin to a dozen with 6:06 remaining.

Brittany Perfetti led Middlebury with 11 points, while Stephany Surette and Kaitlyn Fallon scored seven each. Surette grabbed 11 boards, Fallon had eight, while Elissa Goeke pulled down seven.