Middlebury

Women's Lax Tops Conn.

March 26, 2011

Sally Ryan scored five times to lead the 13th ranked Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team to a 15-9 win at Connecticut College Saturday. The Panthers improve to 4-0 with a 3-0 mark in conference play, while the Camels fall to 2-4 with a record of 0-3 in the NESCAC.

Ryan added six draw controls, six caused turnovers and three ground balls for the winning side. Chase Delano chipped in with three goals and an assist for the Panthers.

In a see-saw first half, Barone knotted the game up in its third tie at three with a free position goal at the 12:45 mark.

The Panthers scored the final four goals at the half as a part of a 9-0 run to seize control of the contest. Ryan put the Panthers on top for good, dropping in a bounce shot off the turf with 11:39 to go and then added a free position marker to make it a 5-3 game with 8:14 to go. Delano and Ellen Halle scored goals at the end of the half and the visitors carried a 7-3 advantage into the break.

Ryan scored three of the team’s first five goals in the second stanza, capping the 9-0 run with another free position goal at the 16:31 mark to make it a 12-3 game.

However, the Camels responded with a mini 3-0 scoring spurt of their own. Izzy Marx won a draw and played the ball ahead to Brazel, who made a nifty feed to Driscoll for a one-timer at the 12:10 mark to make it a 12-6 game.

The Panthers scored the next three goals and were able to hold on for the 15-9 win.

Junior netminder Lily Nguyen made seven stops for the Panthers and was relieved by Alyssa Palomba, who stopped four Camel shots in relief duty.

Caitlin Cataldo finished with eight saves for Connecticut College and was relieved by Kelsey Burke who played the closing 18:24 of regulation in the cage for the Camels. 

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