Women's Soccer Tops Bowdoin - Headed To NESCAC Semifinals

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.

Middlebury opened the scoring at the 24:26 mark as Lindsay Walker headed in a corner kick from Erin Oliver. Walker struck again with just 3:37 left in the half on her third goal of the season. Walker drove in from the left side, beating her defender and Bowdoin keeper Katherine Popoff one-on-one for the 2-0 lead.

Kim Walker gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead early in the second half. The goal came on a corner kick as Nora Tomlinson Weintraub quickly slid a pass to Walker who finished. Bowdoin broke up the shutout with 6:19 remaining as Anne Zeigler scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season with a lengthy shot from the outside that sailed over the head of Middlebury keeper Adele Plunkett.

Popoff made seven saves in goal for the Polar Bears, while Plunkett picked up the win for the Panthers with four saves.

Date: October 29, 2006
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Site: St. Michael's College - Colchester, Vt.

Bowdoin (7-6-2) 0 1 - - 1
Middlebury (11-2-1) 2 1 - - 3

M-1st (24:26) - Lindsay Walker (Erin Oliver)
M-1st (41:23) - L. Walker
M-2nd (49:05) - Kim Walker (Nora Tomlinson Weintraub)
B-2nd (83:41) - Anne Zeigler (Holly Maloney)

Adele Plunkett-M (90 min., 4 saves, 1 GA)
Katherine Popoff-B (90 min., 7 saves, 3 GA)