Women's Lax Wins At Williams
April 2, 2008
Middlebury held off a late comeback by Williams as the Panthers earned a 13-10 win at Renzie Lamb Field in Williamstown. The Panthers led by five early on, before the Ephs cut the lead to one in the second half.
Katherine Entwisle led the Panthers' scoring attack with four goals, while Chase Delano added three. Tina Nawrocki led Williams with three tallies while her sister Julia Nawrocki added two in the loss.
Middlebury controlled play throughout the first half, jumping out to a 5-0 lead over the first 20 minutes of the contest. Entwisle scored twice in that span while Delano, Lindsay Winstead and Mimi Schatz each tallied one goal.
Julia Nawrocki finally got the Ephs on the board with 8:37 left in the half when she scored on a free position shot, but Middlebury went into the halftime break up 7-2 as first-year Sally Ryan and Delano scored in the closing minutes.
The second half was controlled early by Williams as goals by seniors Sara duPont (2), Whitney Thayer and Tina Nawrocki cut the visitors lead to 7-6 after the first 9:16 of the stanza. Caroline Kirkendoll and Winstead scored goals 35 seconds apart to bump the Middlebury lead back up to three again.
Julia Nawrocki then scored to make it 9-7, spinning around her defender on the left side of the net, racing in front of the net and then jumping up to shoot over two Panther defenders and beat Middlebury goalie Blair Bowie.
The Panthers would have the answer again in the form of Entwisle, who scored back-to-back goals 55 seconds apart to give Middlebury an 11-7 lead.
The Ephs stayed in the game in part due to a great effort from goalkeeper Julia Schreiber, who finished with 22 saves, including a half-dozen on free-position shots.
Middlebury outshot the Ephs, 40-21, and controlled the draws, 16-9. Reid Berrien had six draw controls and six groundballs for the Panthers, both team highs.