Women's Lax Wins Home Opener

March 15, 2008

Middlebury won its home-opener on Kohn Field as they picked up a convincing 17-4 win over Connecticut College. The Panthers jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead and never looked back as they moved to 2-0 on the season.

Middlebury jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game's first 5:31 behind a pair of free position goals. Mimi Schatz scored her second of the game at 20:55, followed by a pair from Dana Heritage to make it a 6-0 game. Sally Ryan and Schatz scored again, to give the Panthers three goals in a 25 second span, making it an 8-0 contest. Amanda Smith assisted on the final three goals of the half to give the Panthers a 13-0 advantage.

Abby Hill put Connecticut College on the board just 1:20 into the second half. Middlebury answered with a pair before Lindsey Coit scored for the Camels. The teams would exchange the final four goals of the game to make it a 17-4 final.

Schatz led Middlebury with four goals, Heritage had three, while Chase Delano and Ryan netted two apiece. Smith had five helpers in the game, with a pair from Delano. Four different players scored for Connecticut College, with Abby Hill having a goal and an assist.

Conn. College SCORING: GOALS: Abby Hill 1; Lindsey Coit 1; Cookie Smith 1; Jen Robinson 1. ASSISTS: Abby Hill 1.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: Mimi Schatz 4; Dana Heritage 3; Chase Delano 2; Sally Ryan 2; Lindsay Winstead 2; Amanda Smith 1; Katie Sparkes 1; Reid Berrien 1; Lindsay McBride 1.

ASSISTS: Amanda Smith 5; Chase Delano 2; Caroline Kirkendoll 1; Mimi Schatz 1; Katie Sparkes 1.

GOALIES - CONNW: Rachel Nelson (30:00 minutes, 8 shots-4 saves, 4 GA), Jenna Ross (30:00, 22-9, 13); MIDWLAX: Blair Bowie (30:00, 4-4, 0) ,Whitney Wildrick (30:00, 11-7, 4).