December 13, 2004

12/13/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's soccer players Brittany Cronin (Aurora, Colo.) and Els Van Woert (Shelburne, Vt.) were both named second-team All-Americans today. The duo helped lead Middlebury to the NCAA sectionals after a 15-1-3 season that saw them tie the school mark for wins.

December 6, 2004

12/6/04 - Three members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's soccer team were first-team selections to the All-New England team. The threesome helped lead Middlebury to the NCAA sectionals after a 15-1-3 season that saw them tie the school mark for wins.

November 20, 2004

11/20/04 - Middlebury saw its season come to an end in the "sweet sixteen" as they fell 2-1 to Wheaton in an NCAA sectional at Oneonta State. Wheaton Sophomore Jordan Pouliot (Manchester, NH) banged a shot in from the top of the box in the 88th minute of play to lift her squad to a 2-1 victory. The loss was the first of the season for the Panthers, who end the year at 15-1-3. 

November 15, 2004

11/15/04 - The Middlebury College women's soccer team, now in its third NCAA Tournament appearance, will travel to Oneonta State College in <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New York for an NCAA sectional this weekend. The Panthers last appeared in the '00 tourney, when they lost in the first round, prior to falling in the '97 quarterfinals. Middlebury enters the weekend with a 4-2 all-time record in NCAA play and a 15-0-3 overall mark, tying the school mark for most wins in a season.

November 13, 2004

11/13/04 - Middlebury tied a school record with its 15th win of the season as they defeated Keene State 2-0 in an NCAA second-round game. The Panthers advance to the NCAA sectionals next weekend with their opponent and site to be determined.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

November 12, 2004

11/12/04 - Four members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's soccer team earn NESCAC honors today. Senior Brittany Cronin (Aurora, Colo.) was named the NESCAC Player of the Year, while also earning first-team honors. Joining her on the first team were seniors Mayo Fujii (Londonderry, Vt.) and Els Van Woert (Shelburne, Vt.). Sophomore Christine Bolger (Edina, Minn.) earned second-team honors, while head coach Peter Kim was deemed the conferences Coach of the Year.

November 10, 2004

11/10/04 - Middlebury out shot Simmons 29-2 on its way to a 4-0 win in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Dragone Field. The Panthers advance to the second round and will host Keene State on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. on Dragone Field.

November 9, 2004

11/9/04 - The Middlebury College women's soccer team will make its third NCAA Tournament appearance this Wednesday, November 10th, when they host <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Simmons College on Dragone Field at 1:00 p.m. The Panthers last appeared in the '00 tourney, when they lost in the first round, prior to falling in the '97 quarterfinals.

November 6, 2004

11/7/04 - Williams won its first NESCAC women's soccer championship with a 3-1 edge in penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie at Middlebury. The Ephs earn an automatic bid to the 2004 NCAA Tournament, while the Panthers will hope for an at-large bid when selections are announced on Sunday night.

November 5, 2004

11/6/04 - Middlebury kept its undefeated season going by pulling out a 1-0 overtime win over <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Connecticut College. The Panthers are the top seed in the tourney, while the Camels advanced as the seventh-seed after an upset of #2 Amherst last Sunday. Middlebury will host the NESCAC Championship game on Sunday at noon against Williams, a 1-0 winner over Bowdoin.

November 1, 2004

11/2/04 - The Middlebury College women's soccer team will make its fifth consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Tournament when they host the semifinals and finals on Dragone Field. The Panthers will take on <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Connecticut College in one semifinal, while Williams meets Bowdoin in the other contest. The winners will meet at noon on Sunday for the NESCAC title and an automatic bid to the 2004 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament.

October 30, 2004

10/30/04 - Middlebury ended an unbeaten regular season with a 2-0 win over Trinity on Dragone Field. The Panthers are the top seed for the NESCAC Tournament and will host the semifinals and championship on November 6th and 7th on Dragone Field. Game times and match-ups will be announced Monday. Trinity ends its season at 7-6-1.

October 26, 2004

10/26/04 - Brittany Cronin scored a pair of goals, while Middlebury sophomore Abby Kurtz-Phelan (<?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Denver, CO/East) scored one goal and added an assist to lead the Panthers, ranked 11th in the country, past Plattsburgh State Tuesday night in Plattsburgh.

October 23, 2004

10/23/04 - The Panthers, who were out shot 21-13, scored two first half goals to beat Bates on Dragone Field. Middlebury entered the game ranked second in <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New England, while Bates was third.

October 20, 2004

10/20/04 - Middlebury exploded for nine second half goals on its way to an 11-0 win at Colby Sawyer. Caity Abshere had three goals and one assist in the win, while Alexandra Citrin, Erin Pittenger and Caitlin Parker each had a pair of goals. Brittany Cronin dished out two assists in the win, while Els Van Woert made three saves in goal for her fifth shutout of the season.

October 18, 2004

10/18/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's soccer player Els Van Woert (Shelburne, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week.

Van Woert played 160 scoreless minutes last week, including a 1-0 shutout at Williams as Middlebury improved to 5-0-2 in NESCAC play and 8-0-2 overall. The senior goalkeeper was stellar in goal at Williams, making 10 saves to preserve the shutout and the league win for the Panthers. She currently leads the NESCAC with a 0.51 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. Middlebury is ranked second in New England and 14th nationally in the latest (10/11) Division III polls.

October 16, 2004

10/16/04 - Middlebury improved to 5-0-2 in NESCAC play as they picked up a nice road win at Williams. The Panthers remain undefeated on the season with a 9-0-2 overall mark.

October 12, 2004

10/12/04 - Mayo Fujii scored a pair of goals to lead Middlebury to a 3-0 road win at Green Mountain. Brittany Cronin added a solo goal as the Panthers remained unbeaten, improving their record to 7-0-2 on the season. Els Van Woert made one save in goal for the win.

October 9, 2004

10/9/04 - Middlebury and Amherst competed for 110 minutes with neither team able to find the back of the net. The two teams settled for a 0-0 tie, with Middlebury holding on to the top spot in the NESCAC standings. The Panthers entered the game ranked fourth in <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New England, while the Jeffs held the third spot. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

October 3, 2004

10/3/04 - The Bowdoin and <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie in Brunswick on Sunday afternoon. The Polar Bears move to 4-3-1 this season, while the Panthers stay unbeaten at 6-0-1.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

October 2, 2004

10/2/04 - Middlebury College stayed unbeaten on the season as Mayo Fujii (Londonderry, Vt.) scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer Saturday.

September 25, 2004

9/25/04 - Middlebury continued its stellar defense as they defeated Wesleyan, 3-0. Erin Oliver's rocket from 15 yards out opened the scoring for the Panthers at 3:05. Brittany Cronin was able to break through and find the net after a series of blocked shots at 17:41 to make the score 2-0. With 20 minutes left in the first half, Mayo Fujii scored on a shot from the middle, giving the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

September 22, 2004

9/22/04 - Brittany Cronin scored her team-leading seventh and eighth goals of the season to lead Middlebury to a 4-2 win over Keene State on Dragone Field.

September 20, 2004

9/20/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's soccer player Brittany Cronin (Aurora, Colo.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week.

Cronin scored five goals and assisted on another as Middlebury enjoyed a 2-0 week. The senior scored three times while adding an assist in a win over Norwich, before scoring twice in a 3-0 NESCAC win over Tufts.

She currently leads the team and NESCAC with six goals and 13 points on the season. The Panthers return to action on Wednesday the 22nd as they host Keene State at 4:00 p.m.

September 18, 2004

9/18/04 - Brittany Cronin led the Panthers to their third victory of the season with a 3-0 shutout over Tufts.  Cronin's two goals were her fourth and fifth of the week after scoring three against <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Norwich on Wednesday.  <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Cronin opened the scoring at 19:39 when she broke away and beat the goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead.  At 20:20, Erin Pittenger sent a header across the center to Cronin who converted the pass for the 2-0 lead.  Mayo Fujii ended the scoring for Middlebury with a goal at 66:51.


September 15, 2004

9/15/04 - Middlebury scored six goals in a 24-minute span in the first half on its way to a 10-0 win over Norwich in the team's home-opener.

Mayo Fujii started the scoring at 13:01 with a blast after a restart to make it a 1-0 game. Kim Walker converted a corner kick from Laura Kwoh at 15:07 to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Middlebury would never look back as they scored six more times in the first half and added two in the second for the 10-0 win.

September 11, 2004

9/1//04 - Mayo Fujii (<?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Londonderry, VT) tallied the game-winning score with just 24 seconds remaining, lifting Middlebury (1-0, 1-0) to a 2-1 victory over host Connecticut College (0-1, 0-1) Saturday afternoon. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute on a score from Brittany Cronin (Aurora, CO).  The Camels countered with a score from junior Maggie Driscoll in the 77th minute. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

September 3, 2004

9/3/04 - Peter Kim has been named the interim head coach of the women's soccer program at Middlebury. He replaces six-year head coach Diane Boettcher, who left the College to pursue other endeavors. Her head softball coaching vacancy will be addressed later in the year.