Middlebury

Women's Lacrosse Wins Fifth NCAA Championship

May 16, 2004

5/16/04 - The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team won its fifth ('97, '99, '01, '02) NCAA Championship with a 13-11 overtime victory over the College of New Jersey at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. The Panthers end the season at 19-0, a school-record for wins along with a fourth perfect season. Middlebury is now 70-1 over the past four seasons and 131-7 over the past eight. The national title is the 22nd for Middlebury College since '95 and the fifth this school year.

This title wouldn't come easy as Middlebury and TCNJ would battle through overtime before the Panthers emerged with the 13-11 win. Middlebury earned the win despite leading-scorer Nuala O'Donohoe receiving two yellow cards (for stick infractions) in the game, forcing a red card and her ineligibility to play the final 29:23 of the contest. TCNJ led 2-1 before O'Donohoe tied the game at the 19:29 mark of the first half. The Lions regained the lead before a pair of goals from Michele Bergofsky and O'Donohoe gave Middlebury a 4-3 lead. TCNJ scored four of the game's next five goals to take a 7-5 lead with 3:13 left in the second half. Schuyler Winstead found the back of net for the Panthers with 38 seconds left in the game to cut the lead to 7-6 at the half

The second half stayed tight, with the Lions scoring two in 31 seconds to take a 10-8 lead with 12:21 remaining in the game. Middlebury then took over play for a spurt, scoring three straight goals to take an 11-10 lead. Elizabeth Renehan scored the first on a free position, followed by goals from Liza Humes at 5:46 and Caitlin McCormick at 2:47 to give the Panthers a one-goal lead. TCNJ came right back and tied the game with just one minute left, forcing it into overtime.

Two three-minute overtime periods were played, with Middlebury scoring with 1:37 left in the first overtime to take a 12-11 lead on a goal from Bergofsky. Channing Weymouth sealed the game as time was expiring to give Middlebury the 13-11 win.

Renehan led the Panthers with three goals on the day, while O'Donohoe, Bergofsky and Weymouth had two apiece. Winstead dished out three assists in the game, while Claire Edelen had two. Sarah Grenert was solid in net once again, earning the win with seven saves on the day. Middlebury native Becca Brakeley was named the champion game's most valuable player.

Middlebury College vs Coll. of New Jersey (May 16, 2004)

Box Score


Lacrosse Box Score
Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
Middlebury College vs Coll. of New Jersey (May 16, 2004 at Pittsford, N.Y.)

Middlebury College (19-0) vs. Score by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Coll. of New Jersey (18-1) -------------------------------------
Date: May 16, 2004 Attendance: 624 Middlebury College.. 6 5 1 1 - 13
Weather: Cloudy and 58 Coll. of New Jersey. 7 4 0 0 - 11

Middlebury College SCORING: GOALS: Elizabeth Renehan 3; Nuala
O'Donohoe 2; Michele Bergofsky 2; Channing Weymouth 2; Schuyler
Winstead 1; Caitlin McCormick 1; Kim Walker 1; Liza Humes 1.
ASSISTS: Schuyler Winstead 3; Claire Edelen 2; Emily Erickson 1;
Caitlin McCormick 1.

Coll. of New Jersey SCORING: GOALS: Lauren Dougher 4; Carin Heller 4;
Katie Wagenblast 2; Bridget Bigley 1.
ASSISTS: Lauren Dougher 1; Lauren Gossner 1.

Shots by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
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Middlebury College.. 19 11 1 1 - 32
Coll. of New Jersey. 10 15 0 0 - 25

Ground balls by prd 1 2 OT O2 Tot
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Middlebury College.. 16 12 2 1 - 31
Coll. of New Jersey. 10 13 1 0 - 24

Turnovers by prd 1 2 OT O2 Tot
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Middlebury College.. 10 9 1 0 - 20
Coll. of New Jersey. 11 13 2 1 - 27

Face-offs by prd 1 2 OT O2 Total
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Middlebury College.. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 0-0
Coll. of New Jersey. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 0-0

Clears by period 1 2 OT O2 Total
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Middlebury College.. 7-8 7-10 0-1 1-1 - 15-20
Coll. of New Jersey. 8-14 7-11 0-0 0-0 - 15-25

Extra-man opps 1 2 OT O2 Total
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Middlebury College.. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 0-0
Coll. of New Jersey. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 0-0

Free-position shots 1 2 OT O2 Total
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Middlebury College.. 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 - 1-2
Coll. of New Jersey. 2-2 0-4 0-0 0-0 - 2-6

Saves by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
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Middlebury College.. 2 5 0 0 - 7
Coll. of New Jersey. 8 4 0 0 - 12

Draw controls by prd 1 2 OT O2 Tot
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Middlebury College.. 9 3 0 0 - 12
Coll. of New Jersey. 5 7 2 1 - 15

PENALTIES - MID 4/12:00; TCNJ 2/6:00.
Officials: Cheryl Silverman; Pat Daley; Rene Scheide; Mary Jane Schaaf.
Middlebury wins its fifth national title in the program's
history.(Salisbury) White, Ackermann, (Amherst) Martin,
Harmeling, (TCNJ) Wagenblast, Dougher, C. Shore, (Mid)
Renehan, O'Donohoe, McCormick, Grenert, Brakeley (MVP).
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Offical signature

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
Middlebury College vs Coll. of New Jersey (May 16, 2004 at Pittsford, N.Y.)

Coll. of New Jersey
Pos. ## Player G A Pts Sh SOG GB DC FPS Face T/O CT Pen-Min
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GK 13 Megan Marquardt..... - - - - - 1 - 0-0 - 1 -
2 Carin Heller........ 4 - 4 7 6 1 2 0-1 - 4 1 1/ 3:00
7 Christie Shore...... - - - - - 8 1 0-0 - 4 4 1/ 3:00
10 Julie Miller........ - - - - - - - 0-0 - - 1
12 Heather Rainey...... - - - - - - 2 0-0 - 3 -
14 Bridget Bigley...... 1 - 1 5 2 2 2 1-2 - 1 -
15 Katie Wagenblast.... 2 - 2 4 3 4 1 0-0 - 3 1
22 Meredith Spangler... - - - - - 3 - 0-0 - 1 1
24 Lauren Gossner...... - 1 1 4 2 3 3 0-1 - 3 3
25 Lauren Dougher...... 4 1 5 5 5 1 2 1-2 - 3 -
27 Jackie Scullin...... - - - - - 1 2 0-0 - 2 1
29 Bernadette Campbell. - - - - - - - 0-0 - 1 -
---------- Substitutes ----------
8 Kristin Zucconi..... - - - - - - - 0-0 - - -
17 KC Fay.............. - - - - - - - 0-0 - 1 -

Totals.............. 11 2 13 25 18 24 15 2-6 0-0 27 12 2/ 6:00

Coll. of New Jersey
## Player MIN GA Shots Saves
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13 Megan Marquardt..... 65:59 13 32 12

Legend: Sh=shots SOG-shots on goal G=goals scored A=assists Face=faceoffs T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover SC=stick check INT=interception BLK=blocked pass/shot DCH=drawn charge

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
Middlebury College vs Coll. of New Jersey (May 16, 2004 at Pittsford, N.Y.)

Middlebury College
Pos. ## Player G A Pts Sh SOG GB DC FPS Face T/O CT Pen-Min
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GK 34 Sarah Grenert....... - - - - - 2 - 0-0 - - 1
3 Schuyler Winstead... 1 3 4 3 3 2 2 0-0 - 2 2
4 Kim Walker.......... 1 - 1 5 4 6 2 0-0 - 2 -
6 Nuala O'Donohoe..... 2 - 2 5 3 1 2 0-0 - 2 1 2/ 6:00
7 Caitlin McCormick... 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 0-0 - 3 3
9 Kate Perry.......... - - - - - - 1 0-0 - 1 1
11 Michele Bergofsky... 2 - 2 4 3 2 - 0-0 - 1 -
17 Becca Brakeley...... - - - - - 4 - 0-0 - - 1
19 Elizabeth Renehan... 3 - 3 8 7 4 2 1-2 - 3 5 2/ 6:00
20 Emily Erickson...... - 1 1 - - 2 1 0-0 - - -
21 Channing Weymouth... 2 - 2 4 3 1 - 0-0 - 2 -
28 Claire Edelen....... - 2 2 1 - 1 1 0-0 - 3 -
---------- Substitutes ----------
8 Lindsey Corbin...... - - - - - 1 - 0-0 - - -
10 Liza Humes.......... 1 - 1 1 1 - - 0-0 - - 2
14 Alison Perencevich.. - - - - - 2 - 0-0 - 1 1
15 Sydney Atkins....... - - - - - - - 0-0 - - -
18 Beth Seeley......... - - - - - - - 0-0 - - -

Totals.............. 13 7 20 32 25 31 12 1-2 0-0 20 17 4/12:00

Middlebury College
## Player MIN GA Shots Saves
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34 Sarah Grenert....... 65:59 11 25 7

Legend: Sh=shots SOG-shots on goal G=goals scored A=assists Face=faceoffs T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover SC=stick check INT=interception BLK=blocked pass/shot DCH=drawn charge

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
Middlebury College vs Coll. of New Jersey (May 16, 2004 at Pittsford, N.Y.)

SCORING SUMMARY:
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists
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1. 1st 28:25 MID EVEN Elizabeth Renehan (34) Unassisted
2. 1st 23:26 TCNJ EVEN Carin Heller (65) Unassisted
3. 1st 21:20 TCNJ EVEN Lauren Dougher (58) Lauren Gossner
4. 1st 19:29 MID EVEN Nuala O'Donohoe (67) Unassisted
5. 1st 17:45 TCNJ EVEN Carin Heller (66) Unassisted
6. 1st 16:16 MID EVEN Michele Bergofsky (22) Emily Erickson
7. 1st 15:28 MID EVEN Nuala O'Donohoe (68) Claire Edelen
8. 1st 14:38 TCNJ EVEN Carin Heller (67) Lauren Dougher
9. 1st 13:54 TCNJ EVEN Katie Wagenblast (60) Unassisted
10. 1st 13:20 MID EVEN Elizabeth Renehan (35) Unassisted
11. 1st 7:22 TCNJ EVEN Bridget Bigley (44) Free position shot
12. 1st 3:13 TCNJ EVEN Lauren Dougher (59) Free position shot
13. 1st 0:38 MID EVEN Schuyler Winstead (29) Caitlin McCormick
14. 2nd 24:00 MID EVEN Channing Weymouth (10) Schuyler Winstead
15. 2nd 21:14 TCNJ EVEN Katie Wagenblast (61) Unassisted
16. 2nd 18:58 MID EVEN Kim Walker (29) Unassisted
17. 2nd 12:52 TCNJ EVEN Lauren Dougher (60) Unassisted
18. 2nd 12:21 TCNJ EVEN Carin Heller (68) Unassisted
19. 2nd 8:09 MID EVEN Elizabeth Renehan (36) Free position shot
20. 2nd 5:46 MID EVEN Liza Humes (7) Schuyler Winstead
21. 2nd 2:47 MID EVEN Caitlin McCormick (7) Unassisted
22. 2nd 1:00 TCNJ EVEN Lauren Dougher (61) Unassisted
23. OT 1:37 MID EVEN Michele Bergofsky (23) Claire Edelen
24. OT2 0:01 MID EVEN Channing Weymouth (11) Schuyler Winstead

PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd Player Team Min Offense Time
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1st Nuala O'Donohoe MID 3:00 Yellow Card 10:38
1st Christie Shore TCNJ 3:00 Yellow Card 09:47
2nd Nuala O'Donohoe MID 3:00 RC 29:23
2nd Elizabeth Renehan MID 3:00 Yellow Card 15:55
2nd Carin Heller TCNJ 3:00 Yellow Card 09:26
2nd Elizabeth Renehan MID 3:00 RC 03:48