Middlebury

December 15, 2006

Middlebury College women's soccer player Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) has been named a third-team All-American by NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of American). The senior helped lead the Panthers to a 15-3-1 mark this season, capturing the NESCAC Championship. The Panthers also won a pair of NCAA Tournament games, advancing to the sweet 16.

December 5, 2006

Middlebury College women's soccer players Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Caitrin Abshere (Madison, Wis.) been named to the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of American) All-New England team. The seniors helped lead the Panthers to a 15-3-1 mark this season, capturing the NESCAC Championship. The Panthers also won a pair of NCAA Tournament games, advancing to the sweet 16.

November 18, 2006

The Middlebury women's soccer team saw its season come to an end as they fell 1-0 at The College of New Jersey in the NCAA sectionals. Middlebury's season ends after an impressive 15-3-1 record, tying the school mark for most wins in a season. It was the program's fourth appearance in the NCAA's. The Panthers now hold a 6-4 lifetime record in the NCAA tournament after advancing to the sectionals for the second time in the last three years.

November 14, 2006

For the second time in three years, the Middlebury women's soccer team has advanced to the NCAA sectionals. Middlebury will take on The College of New Jersey on Saturday at 11:00, while Amherst meets Endicott in the other sectional match-up at 1:30. The winners meet at 1:00 Sunday with a trip to the final four on the line. The games will take place at The College of New Jersey in Trenton, N.J.

November 12, 2006

For the second time in three years, the Middlebury women's soccer team has advanced to the NCAA sectionals. The Panthers earned the right after picking up a 3-2 win at W. Connecticut in an NCAA Regional Final on Sunday. The 15th win in '06 tied the school record. Middlebury will take on The College of N.J. next Saturday at 11:00, while Amherst meets Endicott in the other sectional match-up at 1:30. The games will take place at The College of New Jersey in Trenton, N.J.

November 11, 2006

The Middlebury women's soccer team defeated Scranton 4-3 in overtime to advance to the NCAA Regional final tomorrow against the host school from W. Connecticut at 6:00 p.m. Nora Tomlinson Weintraub tallied the game winner with 2:09 to play in overtime.

November 9, 2006

Three members of the Middlebury College women's soccer squad earned All-NESCAC honors today when the team was announced. Seniors Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.), Caitrin Abshere (Madison, Wis.) and Erin Pittenger (McCall, Idaho) were all recognized. Head Coach Peter Kim was deemed the conference's coach of the year. The Panthers are preparing for a trip to W. Connecticut State University for an NCAA Regional this weekend.

November 6, 2006

The Middlebury College women's soccer team will make its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend in a regional at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. The Panthers (13-2-1) will take on Scranton (12-6-2) on Saturday, November 11th at 7:30 p.m. Western New England (11-7-2) meets the host school (19-1-1) at 5:00 p.m. in the other match-up. The winners will meet in the regional final on Sunday night at 6:00.

November 6, 2006

Middlebury College women's soccer player Erin Oliver (Essex, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC player of the week. Oliver scored the decisive goal in overtime for Middlebury during the final match of the 2006 NESCAC Women's Soccer Championship, giving the Panthers a 1-0 victory and their first conference title since 2000. The senior midfielder has had an impressive fall for Middlebury, scoring goals in six of her last eight games.

November 5, 2006

The Middlebury women's soccer team won its second NESCAC Championship as they picked up a 1-0 overtime win at Amherst on Sunday. The Panthers (13-2-1) receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will find out their fate when the selections are announced late Sunday or Monday morning. Amherst falls to 12-2-1 and will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA tourney.

November 4, 2006

Middlebury avenged its regular season 2-1 loss to Colby this afternoon on the campus of Amherst College, when they shutout the White Mules 2-0 in the NESCAC semifinals. Middlebury played solid all day, out-shooting Colby, 19-7, to advance to the title game on Sunday at noon vs. Amherst, a 3-0 winner over Bates.

November 2, 2006

Spurred by an unbeaten 7-0-1 mark in conference play this season, Amherst College earned the top seed and the right to host the 2006 NESCAC Women's Soccer Championship this weekend in Amherst, Mass. The Jeffs will take to the field for the first semifinal game of the day on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11:00 a.m. against seventh seed Bates, followed shortly afterwards with fifth seed Colby facing off against third seed Middlebury at 1:30 p.m. The 2006 NESCAC Women's Soccer Championship will conclude on Sunday, Nov. 5, with the final match at 12:00 p.m.

October 29, 2006

Middlebury earned a 3-1 win over Bowdoin in a NESCAC Tournament first-round contest played on the field turf at St. Michael's College. The Panthers advance to next weekend's semifinal round at Amherst and will take on Colby at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the host school meets Bates at 11:00. The Polar Bears end their season at 7-6-2.

October 28, 2006

Middlebury wrapped up its regular season with a 3-0 win over Trinity in the first-ever soccer game played on Kohn Turf Field. The game was moved after heavy rain throughout the day made Dragone Field unplayable. The Panthers will host a NESCAC Tournament game on Sunday against Bowdoin. The game will be played at 1:30 on the campus of St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., with Middlebury's field deemed unplayable. Trinity ends its season at 2-10-2.

October 24, 2006

Middlebury moved to 9-2-1 on the season with a 3-0 win at Plattsburgh. The Panthers wrap up their regular season when they host Trinity this Saturday.

October 21, 2006

Middlebury outshot Bates 24-7 on its way to a 5-0 NESCAC win on Dragone Field. A Panther win against Trinity Saturday, or a loss by Colby or Williams, will lock up a NESCAC Tournament first-round home game for the Panthers next Sunday.

October 18, 2006

Middlebury received a four-goal performance off the bench from Nora Tomlinson Weintraub and solo tallies from three other players to defeat Castleton 7-1 in their final home game of the season. The four goals in a game tied the Middlebury school record.

October 14, 2006

Middlebury remained unbeaten against Williams since '01 as the Panther women's soccer team earned a 1-1 tie in Williamstown, Mass. Middlebury returns to action at Castleton on Wednesday.

October 10, 2006

Rookie Margaret Owen scored her second goal of the season 36 seconds after the opening kick-off Tuesday evening, and that held up as the only score of the game as Middlebury edged Plymouth State 1-0.

October 7, 2006

Katie Coffey headed in a crossing pass from Shannon Smith with 5:41 left in the second overtime to lift Amherst to a 3-2 win over Middlebury on Dragone Field. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday at Plymouth State, while Amherst travels to Mount Holyoke on Thursday.

October 1, 2006

Lindsay Walker converted on a penalty kick in overtime to give the Middlebury women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin on Sunday. The loss drops Bowdoin to 2-4-2 on the season, while Middlebury advances to 5-1-0.

September 30, 2006

Middlebury suffered its first NESCAC loss of the season as they dropped a 2-1 contest in Maine at Colby. The Panthers return to action on Sunday at Bowdoin.

September 25, 2006




Middlebury College women's soccer player Adele Plunkett (Austin, Texas) has been named the NESCAC player of the week.

In a 2-0 week for Middlebury, Plunkett made 14 saves while allowing just one goal. The sophomore goalkeeper made seven saves during a 3-1 mid-week victory over Keene St., before making another seven stops in a 1-0 win against NESCAC foe Wesleyan on Saturday. Plunkett, who ranks second in the NESCAC in both goals against (0.50) and save percentage (.935), is off to a 4-0-0 start this season.

September 23, 2006

Middlebury moved to 4-0 on the season as they picked up a 1-0 win over Wesleyan in a NESCAC match-up on Dragone Field. Wesleyan falls to 3-2 on the season.

September 20, 2006

Middlebury improved to 3-0 on the season as they picked up a 3-1 win over Keene State in a non-league game played on Dragone Field. The Panthers will host Wesleyan on Saturday at noon, while the Owls will travel to Southern Maine.

September 16, 2006

Middlebury took a 2-0 first half lead and made it hold up as they earned a 2-1 win over Tufts in the team's home-opener on Dragone Field.

September 9, 2006

Sophomore midfielder Tiffany Orlowski scored with 23:35 remaining in the second half, lifting Middlebury (1-0) to a 1-0 victory against host Connecticut College. Caitrin Abshere assisted on the game-winner for the Panthers in this season-opening NESCAC tilt. Sophomore goalie Adele Plunkett stopped three shots for the visitors. Rookie netminder Jenna Ross had an impressive debut for the Camels, making four saves and covering a wide area of terrain inside her 18.