Women's Lacrosse Clinches Top Seed

April 19, 2008

Middlebury clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament for the eighth straight season as the Panthers picked up a 19-6 win over Wesleyan on Kohn Field. Middlebury wraps up its regular season with a pair of games next week, before hosting the NESCAC semifinals and finals on May 3rd and 4th on Kohn Field.

Trailing 1-0, Middlebury scored the game's next five goals in a 4:25 span to take a 5-1 lead. Katherine Entwisle scored a pair during the run, while Mimi Schatz assisted on three of the tallies.

Elise Kaye answered with a free position goal for the Cardinals at 20:21, before Middlebury ran off seven straight goals to take a 12-2 lead into the intermission. Schatz and Reid Berrien each scored twice during a run that gave the Panthers a comfortable margin.

Wesleyan scored three of the first five goals in the second half to cut the lead to 14-5 with 17:19 remaining. The Panthers answered with a three-goal run to put the game away, as they emerged with a 19-6 win.

Entwisle ended the game with six goals, Sally Ryan netted four, while Berrien scored three. Schatz had a pair of goals and four assists on the afternoon. Kaye and Laurel Sticklor each scored twice for the Cardinals.

Wesleyan SCORING: GOALS: Laurel Sticklor 2; Elise Kaye 2; Erin McCarthy 1; Sarah Orkin 1. ASSISTS: Maggie Lile 2.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: Katherine Entwisle 6; Sally Ryan 4; Reid Berrien 3; Mimi Schatz 2; Dana Heritage 2; Lindsay McBride 1; Lindsay Winstead 1. ASSISTS: Mimi Schatz 4; Dana Heritage 1; Lindsay McBride 1.

GOALIES - WESW08: Abby Sedney (25:50 minutes, 9 shots-2 saves, 7 GA) , Rachel Stemerman (34:10, 20-8, 12); MIDWLAX: Blair Bowie (44:27, 10-5, 5) , Whitney Wildrick (15:33, 2-1, 1).