Middlebury

March 23, 2009

Middlebury College women's hockey Randi Dumont (Greene, Maine) has been named an AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) first-team All-American. The senior defender recently earned first-team All-NESCAC honors, leading the team to the '09 NESCAC Championship and a trip to the final four.

March 21, 2009

Middlebury earned its 20th win of the season as the Panthers picked up a 3-2 overtime victory over Wisconsin-River Falls in the NCAA third place game played on campus. With just 12 seconds left in overtime, Heidi Woodworth sent a puck in from the right point, that was deflected in by Grace Waters for the game-winner. Middlebury now has 14 straight seasons with 19 or more victories. The Panthers end the year with a 20-4-4 mark, while the Falcons finish at 20-7-3. All five goals in Middlebury's semifinal loss to Amherst came on the power play, while all four goals in regulation were also scored on the power play today.

March 20, 2009

Amherst will make its first trip to the NCAA Championship game after earning a 3-2 win over Middlebury in a semifinal contest played at Middlebury College's Kenyon Arena. The Jeffs will meet Elmira, a 3-0 winner over Wisconsin-River Falls, in the title game on Saturday night at 7:00. The Panthers will take part in the third-place game at 3:30 p.m. against the Falcons. The meeting was the fourth of the year between the two schools, with Amherst winning both regular season match-ups before a Middlebury win in the NESCAC title game.

March 19, 2009

The Middlebury College women's hockey team will host the eighth-annual NCAA Division III Women's Hockey Championship. The Panthers drew a first-round bye, and will host the semifinals and finals on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st in Kenyon Arena. This will mark the second time Middlebury has hosted the event, earning a 2-1 win over Wis.-Stevens Point in '04.

March 16, 2009

The Middlebury College women's hockey team will host the eighth-annual NCAA Division III Women's Hockey Championship. The Panthers drew a first-round bye, and will host the semifinals and finals on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st in Kenyon Arena. This will mark the second time Middlebury has hosted the event, earning a 2-1 win over Wis.-Stevens Point in '04.

March 9, 2009

Middlebury College women's hockey goaltender Alexi Bloom (Highland Park, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. The sophomore goaltender stopped 73 of the 78 shots she faced, a .936 save percentage, as she helped the Panthers win the 2009 NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship over the weekend. After turning aside 21 shots in a 4-2 win over Colby on Saturday during the semifinals, Bloom racked up 52 saves, including 21 in the second period, in a 4-3 overtime win at Amherst on Sunday for the 2009 title. Middlebury has now won five conference championships.

March 8, 2009

Middlebury won its fifth NESCAC Championship and improved to 14-4 in tournament play, as they earned a 4-3 overtime win at Amherst. The loss avenges a pair of regular season losses to the Jeffs, as the Panthers earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Middlebury improves to 19-3-4, while Amherst falls to 21-5-0 and will hope to receive an at-large bid.

March 7, 2009

Middlebury has advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the sixth time, defeating Colby 4-2 at Amherst. The Panthers will take Amherst for the NESCAC Championship on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Middlebury outshot Colby 61-20 on the afternoon.

March 5, 2009

Three members of the Middlebury College women's hockey team were honored today when the NESCAC announced its all-league teams. Seniors Molly Vitt (Kenilworth, Ill.) and Randi Dumont (Greene, Maine) were named to the first-team, while senior Annmarie Cellino (W. Seneca, N.Y.) earned second-team honors. The three helped lead the Panthers to a 17-3-4 record as they head to the NESCAC Championship weekend at Amherst this weekend.

March 3, 2009

The Middlebury College women's hockey team will make its eighth consecutive trip in the NESCAC semifinals as they travel to Amherst this weekend. The Panthers will take on Colby at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the host school meets Connecticut College at noon. The winners meet for the NESCAC Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

February 28, 2009

The Middlebury women's hockey team outshot Williams 47-11 on its way to a 3-1 victory over the Ephs in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game played in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers advance to the NESCAC semifinals next Saturday at Amherst. The Ephs end their season at 8-16-1.

February 23, 2009

The Middlebury women's hockey team will host Williams in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $5 for adults and $2 for students, and will gain you admission to both the women's and men's NESCAC Quarterfinal games. For further ticket information, please call (802) 443-2596.

February 21, 2009

Middlebury ended its regular season with a 4-1 win over Hamilton in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers return to action next Saturday when they host Williams in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game at 1:00 p.m. Hamilton will also be in quarterfinal action on Saturday, when they travel to Amherst for a 7:00 p.m. contest. Middlebury controlled play, holding a 47-8 shots advantage in the game as they won their third straight contest.

February 20, 2009

Middlebury outshot Wesleyan 48-11 on its way to a 7-2 win over the Cardinals in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers increase their all-time series lead to 37-0-2 over the Cardinals, as they return to action on Saturday when they host Hamilton at 3:00 p.m. in their regular season finale. Wesleyan wraps up its season at Williams on Saturday.

February 15, 2009

Anna McNally earned a hat-trick in the second period and Grace Waters added three assists as fifth ranked Middlebury (14-3-4) beat Connecticut College (8-11-1) 7-1 Sunday afternoon.

February 14, 2009

The seventh-ranked Amherst College women's ice hockey team earned a 5-0 victory over fifth-ranked Middlebury College Saturday afternoon at Orr Rink to secure the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship. The Lord Jeffs have earned hosting rights in the conference tournament for the first time in program history.

February 11, 2009

Middlebury won for the seventh time in its last nine games as the Panthers earned their seventh consecutive win over Williams, defeating the Ephs 3-0 in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers move to 13-2-4 overall, 9-1-2 in NESCAC play, while the Ephs drop to 6-13-1, 4-7-1 in league play.

February 8, 2009

Middlebury saw its 10-game (8-0-2) unbeaten streak come to an end as they fell 4-2 on Sunday at R.I.T. (17-2-2). The Tigers knock off their second straight NESCAC team after topping Amherst 4-1 on Saturday.

February 7, 2009

Annemarie Cellino and Anna McNally each had a goal and two assists to lead No. 3 Middlebury (12-1-4) past host Buffalo State (2-13-4), 5-1, in non-conference game today at the Ice Arena. Grace Waters, Ashley Bairos and Molly West also scored for the Panthers. Kristin Bozek netted the lone goal for Buffalo State.

February 4, 2009

Middlebury's Maggie Melberg scored with just 11 seconds remaining to lead #3 Middlebury to a 2-2 tie with #2 Plattsburgh in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers extend their unbeaten streak to nine games (7-0-2) as the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie for the second time this season, keeping the all-time series even at 7-7-2.

February 1, 2009

Make it eight straight games (7-0-1) without a loss for the Middlebury women's hockey team as they picked up their second straight 6-3 win over a NESCAC school from Maine in Kenyon Arena. After a win over Bowdoin last night, the Panthers defeated Colby today, moving to 11-1-3 overall, 8-1-2 in NESCAC play. The Mules fall to 7-7-3, with a 4-5-2 mark in NESCAC action, as Middlebury takes both games from Colby this season after a 3-1 win in Maine on January 10th.

January 31, 2009

Middlebury remained unbeaten in its last seven games (6-0-1) as they defeated Bowdoin 6-3 in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers sweep the season series with the Polar Bears, after an 8-1 win in Maine on January 10th. Middlebury moves to 10-1-3 overall, 7-1-2 in NESCAC play, while Bowdoin falls to 3-10-1, 1-8-1 in the league.

January 28, 2009

The Williams @ Middlebury women's hockey game scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th has been postponed due to weather. The game will be played on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m.

January 20, 2009

Three players tallied two points with a goal and an assist for Middlebury in a 6-3 victory over host University of Massachusetts Boston this afternoon in a non-conference contest at the Clark Athletic Center on. The Beacons fall to 7-6-1 on the season, while the Panthers run their unbeaten streak to six games and improve to 9-1-3.

January 17, 2009

Middlebury bounced back after a 2-2 tie on Friday night with a 6-1 win over Trinity in the second meeting between the schools in as many days. Fourteen different players recorded a point in the game for the Panthers, as they improve to 8-1-3 on the year. Trinity falls to 7-3-2 with a loss and a tie on the weekend.

January 16, 2009

Middlebury outshot Trinity 48-14, but was forced to settle for a 2-2 tie with the Bantams in Kenyon Arena. The tie is the second straight between the schools after a 2-2 tie last January. The two teams meet again tomorrow for a NESCAC match-up at 3:00.

January 12, 2009

Middlebury College women's hockey player Molly Vitt (Kenilworth, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Vitt earned six points with two goals and four assists over a pair of road victories for the Panthers last week. On Friday at Colby, Vitt scored the game-winner in a 2-1 decision over the Mules, while scoring a goal with four assists during Saturday's 8-1 win at Bowdoin. She currently leads the NESCAC with 1.33 assists/game and is second with 1.78 point/game this season (4-12-16).

January 10, 2009

The Middlebury women's hockey team scored four first period goals and never looked back on its way to a NESCAC road win at Bowdoin, 8-1. The Panthers held a 37-22 shots advantage in the game as Lexi Bloom (18 saves) and Becca Shaw (3 saves) combined to earn the win. The Panthers, ranked third in the latest USCHO.com Division III poll, improve to 7-1-2 this year, while the Polar Bears fall to 1-7-0 overall.

January 9, 2009

Middlebury earned a NESCAC road win as the Panthers scored twice on the power play on its way to a 2-1 win over Colby at Alfond Rink. Middlebury held a 33-11 shots advantage in the game and will return to action at Bowdoin on Saturday.

January 3, 2009

Middlebury scored a shorthanded goal just 1:08 into overtime as the Panthers came from behind to beat Elmira, 5-4. Annmarie Cellino and Anna McNally worked a great give-and-go, with McNally netting her first goal of the year in her first game. The win is the second for fourth-ranked Middlebury over third-ranked Elmira this season.

January 3, 2009

You can watch the Middlebury vs. Elmira women's hockey game tonight live from USCHO.com. CLICK HERE to watch.

December 6, 2008

Top-ranked Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season as they fell 3-0 to fourth-ranked Amherst in the Kenyon Arena. The Panthers fall to 4-1-2 on the year, while the Jeffs improve to 6-0. Middlebury is now off until January 3rd, when they host Elmira at 7:00 p.m. The shutout is the first suffered by the Panthers at home since a 1-0 loss to Bowdoin in the season-opener on November 21st of '03.

December 5, 2008

Middlebury remained unbeaten on the season as they earned a 1-1 tie with Connecticut College in the team's home-opener in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers outshot the Camels 50-11 on the night, but were able to get just one shot past Lauren Mellen, who made 49 saves on the night.

December 3, 2008

Campus radio 91.1 FM WRMC has announced its winter sports schedule. CLICK HERE to listen.

November 30, 2008

Middlebury remained undefeated on the season as well as all-time vs. Wesleyan with a 5-0 victory in Connecticut. In 41 meetings between the teams dating back to 1979, Middlebury owns a 38-0-3 record.

November 29, 2008

Grace Waters and Erika Nakamura scored two goals apiece to lead Middlebury to an 8-2 victory against host Hamilton in a NESCAC women's hockey contest at Russell Sage Rink.

November 24, 2008

Middlebury College women's hockey player Alexi Bloom (Highland Park, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Bloom stopped 76 of the 79 shots she faced, a save percentage of .962, during the Panther's 1-0-1 weekend at the Panther/Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh. Bloom made 40 saves in a 2-1 win over top-ranked Elmira on Friday evening, then turned aside 36 shots in a 2-2 tie with #2 Plattsburgh St. on Saturday.

November 22, 2008

The Middlebury women's hockey team capped off a solid weekend at the Panther/Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh with a 2-2 tie against the host school. The Cardinals won the shoot-out to capture the tournament title, as #3 Middlebury defeated #1 Elmira and tied #2 Plattsburgh on the road this weekend.

November 21, 2008

Middlebury moved to 2-0 on the season as they picked up a 2-1 win over Elmira at the Panther/Cardinal Classic at Plattsburgh. The Panthers entered the game ranked third in the early going, while Elmira was in the top spot. The Soaring Eagles held a 41-22 shots advantage in the game, but Lexi Bloom earned 40 saves to pick up the win.

November 17, 2008

Middlebury College women's hockey player Maggie Melberg (Woody, Creek, Colo.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week after her first game as a Panther. The rookie tallied two goals and added an assist in Middlebury's 5-1 victory over Williams on Saturday. Melberg opened the season for the Panthers with a shorthanded goal midway through the first period, followed by a power-play score in the early moments of the second. Her assist came while Middlebury was shorthanded midway through the second.