Pfaff Earns Hat Trick, Women's Soccer Wins
October 2, 2005
10/2/05 - Middlebury rookie Ashley Pfaff notched a hat trick as the Panthers topped Bowdoin 3-2 in a key NESCAC contest on Dragone Field. The Polar Bears entered the game ranked second in <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New England.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Bowdoin took a 1-0 lead at 10:56 as Ann Zeigler took a nice crossing pass from Katherine Whitley before finishing with a close-range shot from the left side. Middlebury tied the game at 36:34 as Caity Abshere's shot deflected off the post and dribbled along the goal-line, where Pfaff won a footrace with the Bowdoin goalkeeper to tie the game at one. With 20:56 remaining, Pfaff gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead as she converted a centering pass from Erin Pittenger. Pfaff struck again just 6:27 later as her third shot found the back of the net after a pair of saves from Anna Shapell. Bowdoin cut the lead to 3-2 on Ziegler's second of the game with 8:06 remaining, but that's as close as they'd get.
Adele Plunkett made seven saves in goal to earn the win, while Shapell made nine saves on the afternoon.
Date: October 2, 2005
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.
TEAM 1 2 OT OT F
Bowdoin (6-2) 1 1 - - 2
Middlebury (3-2-2) 1 2 - - 3
B-1st (10:56) - Ann Zeigler (Katherine Whitley)
M-1st (36:34) - Ashley Pfaff (Caity Abshere)
M-2nd (69:04) - Pfaff (Erin Pittenger)
M-2nd (75:31) - Pfaff
B-2nd (81:54) - Ziegler
Adele Plunkett-M (90 min., 7 saves, 2 GA)
Anna Shapell-B (90 min., 9 saves, 3 GA)