Women's Soccer With Comeback Win Over Conn. To Open Season

September 10, 2005

9/10/05 - The Middlebury College women's soccer team scored three goals in the game's final 20:05 to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Connecticut College in their season-opener on Dragone Field. The Panthers return to action at Norwich on Wednesday.

Connecticut College took a 1-0 lead just 1:54 into the second half when Rachael Schefrin scored after a corner kick as she headed the ball in while Middlebury goalkeeper Adele Plunkett was attempting to make a save. The lead doubled at 50:25 as Jackie Wade scored with a header on a corner after Caeli Rubens' feed was deflected.

Middlebury began its comeback with a goal from Ashley Pfaff at the 69:55 mark. Ainsley Close tied the game at 81:11 as she put home a rebound after a shot from Carly Berger. Caitlin Fabian netted the game-winner with 3:07 remaining as her rocket, after a crossing pass from Close, deflected into the net off a defender just outside the goal line.

Plunkett ended the afternoon with a pair of saves, while Kate Simmons made 11 for the Camels.

Date: September 10, 2005

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Middlebury, Vt.


TEAM  1  2  OT  OT  F

Conn. Coll. (0-1)  0  2  -  -  2

Middlebury (1-0)  0  3  -  -  3



C-2nd (46:54) - Rachael Schefrin

C-2nd (50:25) - Jackie Wade (Caeli Rubens)

M-2nd (69:55) - Ashley Pfaff

M-2nd (81:11) - Ainsley Close (Carly Berger)

M-2nd (86:53) - Caitlin Fabian (Close)


Adele Plunkett-M (90 min., 2 saves, 2 GA)

Kate Simmons-C (89:23 min., 11 saves, 3 GA)

Sarah Beaudoin-C (:49, 0 saves, 0 GA)