Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Skidmore

April 22, 2008

Middlebury won its seventh straight game as the Panthers cruised to a 19-1 win over Skidmore. Middlebury ends it regular season this Saturday at Tufts before hosting the NESCAC semifinals and finals on Kohn Field for the eighth straight season on May 3rd and 4th.

The Panthers wasted little time as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the game's first 7:44 behind a pair of goals from Lindsay McBride. Middlebury then scored six goals in a 3:10 span to extend the lead to 9-0. Skidmore broke up the run with a goal from Abbie Klaus with an assist from Allie Vogel at the 14:47 mark. The Panthers answered with a 5-0 run to take a 14-1 lead at the intermission.

Middlebury slowed down the pace significantly in the second half, but continued to slowly add to the lead as five players had multiple-goal games. McBride and Dana Heritage led the team with five goals apiece, Katherine Entwisle netted three, while Lindsay Winstead and Reid Berrien each scored twice.

Whitney Wildrick made her first career start on senior day, making four saves to record her first career win in 30 minutes of action. Blair Bowie made one stop in the second half for the Panthers. Courtney DeStafano made six stops for the Thoroughbreds.

Skidmore SCORING: GOALS: Abbie Klaus 1. ASSISTS: Allie Vogel 1.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: Dana Heritage 5; Lindsay McBride 5; Katherine Entwisle 3; Reid Berrien 2; Lindsay Winstead 2; Katie Sparkes 1; Kate Barton 1. ASSISTS: Katie Sparkes 3; Alice Demmerle 1; Dana Heritage 1; Lindsay McBride 1.

GOALIES - SKIDMORE: Courtney DeStefano (60:00 minutes, 25 shots-6 saves, 19 GA); MIDWLAX: Blair Bowie (30:00, 1-1, 0) , Whitney Wildrick (30:00, 5-4, 1).