Middlebury

April 6, 2005

4/6/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey coach Bill Mandigo has been named the AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) national coach of the year. This marks the third time Mandigo has won the award after garnering the honor in '01 and '04.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

March 18, 2005

3/19/05 - The <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey team scored three third period goals to rally from a 2-1 deficit and defeat host Elmira College 4-3 for its second consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship. Junior forward Emily Quizon was the  catalyst for the Panthers comeback as she scored two of the team's three third period goals.  Middlebury became the first non-host team in the four-year history of the NCAA Division III tournament to win the title.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

March 17, 2005

3/18/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury advanced to the title game of the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship with a convincing 7-3 win over Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday evening in Elmira, New York.  The Panthers exploded for four goals in the second period to break open a tight game and pull away from the Gusties. The Panthers will take on Elmira, a 4-3 winner over Plattsburgh, in the title game on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

March 17, 2005

3/18/05 - Three members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey team were named to the All-American team by the AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association). Junior Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) was named to the first team, while senior Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.) and sophomore Shannon Tarrant (Brookfield, Conn.) earned second-team honors. The threesome have led Middlebury to this weekend's final four, after capturing the NESCAC Championship.

March 14, 2005

3/15/05 - The Middlebury College women's hockey team will make its second straight appearance in the NCAA semifinals and fourth overall on Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th at Elmira College. Middlebury will meet Gustavus Adolphus (3-0 winner over Wisconsin-Stevens Point) at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, while Plattsburgh (9-4 winner over Bowdoin) takes on the host school, Elmira at 7:00 p.m. Saturday's third-place game is at 3:30 pm., with the championship scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

March 11, 2005

3/10/05 - Emily McNamara scored at the 16:31 mark of overtime to lift Middlebury to a 3-2 win over Manhattanville in an NCAA quarterfinal match-up in the Kenyon Arena. Middlebury will meet Gustavus Adolphus (3-0 winner over Wisconsin-Stevens Point) at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, while <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Plattsburgh (9-4 winner over Bowdoin) takes on the host school, Elmira at 7:00 p.m. The winners meet for the NCAA title on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> The win was the 300th of his career for Middlebury head coach Bill Mandigo, who is the winningest women's hockey coach in NCAA history (300-84-11, .773).

March 8, 2005

3/8/05 - The Middlebury College women's hockey team will make its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend when they host Manhattanville. The game will take place on Friday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenyon Arena.

March 7, 2005

3/7/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey player Kate Kogut (Springfield, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the week.


Kogut saved 56 of 58 shots in goal to lead the Middlebury women to their third NESCAC Championship. The junior netminder was stellar all weekend long, holding off offensive flurries by both Williams and Bowdoin to lead the Panthers to the victory. She lowered her GAA to 1.44 on the season, while upping her league-leading save percentage to .930.

March 6, 2005

3/6/05 - 

Middlebury netminder Kate Kogut stopped 34 shots, leading the Panther women's ice hockey team to their third NESCAC Championship in the past five seasons with a 5-1 win over Bowdoin on Sunday. The Panthers (23-3-1) earn the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and will host Manhattanville on Friday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. in a quarterfinal game.

March 5, 2005

3/5/05 -  Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship game with a 4-1 win over Williams in a semifinal contest at Bowdoin. The Panthers will take on the Polar Bears, a 2-1 overtime winner over Hamilton, in the title game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

March 2, 2005

3/2/05 - Five members of the Middlebury College women's hockey team were named to the All-NESCAC team today. Senior Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.), juniors Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Kate Kogut (Springfield, Mass.), along with sophomore Emily McNamara (N. Hampton, N.H.) were all selected to the first-team, while sophomore Shannon Tarrant (Brookfield, Conn.) earned second-team honors. Quizon was also deemed the league's Player of the Year. The five are preparing to lead the Panthers into this weekend's NESCAC semifinals at Bowdoin College.

March 1, 2005

3/1/05 - The Middlebury College women's hockey team will make its fourth consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Tournament this weekend in <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Brunswick, Maine. The games will be hosted by Bowdoin College, who will host the tournament for the third consecutive year after Middlebury hosted the inaugural tournament in '02.

February 26, 2005

2/26/05 - Middlebury had little trouble with Trinity as they defeated the Bantams 6-0 in a NESCAC Tournament first round game. The Panthers advance to the NESCAC semifinals next weekend at Bowdoin, where they will take on Williams. The host school meets Hamilton in the other semifinal match-up. Trinity ends its season at 9-13-1.

February 20, 2005

2/20/05 - Elmira scored 3:05 into overtime to give the top-ranked Soaring Eagles a 3-2 win over second-ranked Middlebury in a game played at Williams. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Trinity in a NESCAC first-round match-up.

February 19, 2005

2/19/05 - Middlebury scored four second period goals on its way to a 6-3 win over Utica in a game played at Williams. In NESCAC action, Bowdoin clinched the top spot in the NESCAC, giving the Panthers first-round match-up against Trinity on February 26th in Kenyon Arena.

February 15, 2005

2/15/05 - The Middlebury College women's hockey team will be featured in USCHO's Game of the Week. The Panther's game against Elmira will be broadcast live online, this Sunday, February 20th from Williams at 1:00 p.m. Elmira enters the game ranked first in the latest Division III national poll, while Middlebury is ranked second. To tune in, click here.

February 13, 2005

2/13/05 - Bowdoin put themselves in a great position to host the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, as they defeated Middlebury, 5-2. With wins over Wesleyan and Trinity next weekend, the Polar Bears would clinch the top spot and host the semifinals and finals on March 5th and 6th in Dayton Arena. A loss in either of those games, and Middlebury would be the host site.

February 12, 2005

2/12/05 - Middlebury head coach Bill Mandigo became the all-time leader in wins among all NCAA women's hockey coaches as the Panthers topped Colby, 5-3. The 17-year head coach now holds a career mark of 295-82-11 (.774), surpassing John Marchetti's 294 wins amassed at <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Providence and Yale from '81-'02 (294-173-26 - .623).

February 8, 2005

2/8/05 - In a battle of the two teams tied for first in the latest Division III national poll, Middlebury avenged its only loss of the season with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Plattsburgh. The Panthers trailed 2-1 with 2:05 left and scored a pair of goals to earn the win.

February 5, 2005

2/5/05 - Middlebury out shot Trinity 59-8 on its way to an 8-1 win over the Bantams in Kenyon Arena. Gloria Velez led the Panthers with two goals and an assist, while Tory MacNeil added a pair of goals.

February 4, 2005

2/4/05 - Middlebury improved to 12-0-1 in NESCAC play as they picked up a 6-0 win over Wesleyan in the Kenyon Arena. The shutout was the third straight for the team and the eight overall this season.

January 31, 2005

1/31/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey player Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior netted eight goals in a 2-1 week for Middlebury, including two league wins.

January 29, 2005

1/29/05 - Middlebury broke open a 2-0 game with three third period goals on its way to a 5-0 win at Amherst. Lorna Gifis notched a pair of goals as the Panthers improved to 15-1-1 (11-0-1 NESCAC).

January 28, 2005

1/28/05 - Middlebury had little trouble with Connecticut College as they defeated the Camels, 9-0. Lorna Gifis had a huge game for the Panthers, netting four goals in the win, while five other players had solo goals.

January 26, 2005

1/26/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey player Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) will appear in the "Faces In The Crowd" section of Sports Illustrated in the upcoming January 31st issue that hits newsstands Thursday the 27th. Quizon is the 12th person from Middlebury College to appear in the section since 1996.

January 26, 2005

1/26/05 - The top-ranked Middlebury College women's hockey team lost its first game of the season as they fell at #3 Plattsburgh, 4-2.

January 18, 2005

1/18/05 - The Middlebury women's hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to 17 games with a 1-1 tie at Williams. The Panthers are now 13-0-1 on the season and don't return to action until a visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday, January 26th.

January 15, 2005

1/15/05 - The Middlebury women's hockey team made it a two-game sweep, as they topped <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Hamilton 8-1 in the Kenyon Arena. The Panthers are the top-ranked team in the latest Division III national poll.

January 14, 2005

1/14/05 - Middlebury went four of six on the power play as they improved to 12-0 with a 9-2 win over Hamilton in the Kenyon Arena. The two teams meet again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

January 9, 2005

1/9/05 - Middlebury improved to 11-0 on the season with a 2-0 win at St. Thomas to wrap up a three-game road trip. The shutout was the fifth of the season for the Panthers, who have outscored their opponents 48-9 on the season. Middlebury is ranked first in the latest Division III national poll.

January 8, 2005

1/8/05 - Middlebury picked up its second win of the road trip as they defeated Wisconsin-River Falls, 4-0. Emily McNamara and Karen Levin each had a goal and an assist in the win, while Lacey Farrell and Kerry Kiley each added solo goals. Angie Todd made 21 saves in goal for the win.

January 7, 2005

1/7/05 - Emily McNamara scored 26 seconds into overtime to lead #1 Middlebury to a 4-3 win over #7 Gustavus Adolphus in a game played at <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Wisconsin-River Falls. Kate Kogut made 25 saves in goal for Middlebury to earn the win.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

December 14, 2004

12/14/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey player Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The junior scored the game-winner and added an assist in Middlebury's 3-1 NESCAC win over Williams. She has helped lead the Panthers to a perfect 8-0 record, along with the top spot in the latest Division III national poll. Quizon leads the team with eight goals and nine assists for 17 points on the season.

December 11, 2004

12/11/04 - The Panther women's hockey team ended the first semester with a 3-1 win over Williams in the Kenyon Arena. Middlebury ends the calendar year 8-0, ranked first in the latest Division III National poll.

December 4, 2004

12/4/04 - Middlebury improved to 7-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Connecticut College at the Kenyon Arena. The Panthers out shot the Camels 43-13 on the day as they earned their third shutout of the season.

December 3, 2004

12/3/04 - Middlebury out shot <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Amherst 38-12 on its way to a 4-0 win over the Jeffs in NESCAC play. The Panthers return to action on Saturday, when the host Connecticut College at 3:00.

November 28, 2004

11/28/04 - The Panthers scored four first period goals en route to an 8-1 win at Wesleyan. Lorna Gifis and Tory MacNeil each had a pair of goals in the win, with four other players adding solo goals. Emily Quizon had a goal and three assists in the game, while Karen Levin added three assists. Kate Kogut made five saves, while Abby Smith made three in the Middlebury goal.

November 27, 2004

11/27/04 - Seven different players scored as Middlebury cruised to a 7-1 win at Trinity. The Panthers out shot the Bantams 47-24 on the night, with Liz Yale-Loehr and Alison Graddock each having a goal and two assists for three points in the game. Kate Kogut made 23 saves in goal to pick up the win.

November 23, 2004

11/23/04 - Middlebury scored three power play goals on its way to a 4-2 win over N.E.C. in the Panthers home-opener in Kenyon Arena. Goals from Alison Graddock and Liz Yale-Loehr gave Middlebury a 2-0 lead after the first period. Tory MacNeil made it a 3-0 game in the third period before the Pilgrims scored two to make it a 3-2 game at the 14:50 mark. Gillian Paul gave the Panthers some breathing room just 44 seconds later as they earned the 4-2 win. Angie Todd made 10 saves in goal as Middlebury out shot New England College, 38-12.

November 20, 2004

11/20/04 - Middlebury improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-1 road win at Colby. Liz Yale-Loehr and Emily Quizon each scored a pair of goals for the Panthers, while Lindsay Jones and Allison Liati both entered the scoring column. Lorna Gifis and Alison Graddock collected two assists apiece in the win, while Kate Kogut made eight saves in goal for the Panthers.

November 19, 2004

11/19/04 - The top-ranked Middlebury College women's hockey got goals from three different players to take a 3-0 victory over seventh-ranked Bowdoin in both squads' season-opener on Friday in Brunswick. The Panthers will play at Colby on Saturday, while the Polar Bears will host Williams.