Women's Soccer Earns Shutout Over Bates

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.

Erin Oliver opened the scoring at the 21:09 mark as she scored with a shot from 10 feet out on the left side. Nora Tomlinson Weintraub made it a 2-0 game at 31:16 a she ripped a shot to the top left corner from 18 yards away. Carly Berger scored with a bullet from 15 yards out on the left to give the Panthers a comfortable 3-0 lead with 2:06 left in the first half.

The lead grew to 4-0 at 55:53 as Ashley Pfaff earned her second assist of the game with a crossing pass to Caitrin Abshere, who scored after the pass had deflected off the goalkeeper. Pfaff scored the game's final goal at 77:24 with a hard shot from the left side.

Adele Plunkett earned her fifth shutout of the season with five saves, while Mia Lidofsky and Nini Spaulding combined to make 14 saves in net for the Bobcats.

Date: October 21, 2006
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Bates (9-4) 0 0 - - 0
Middlebury (8-2-1) 3 2 - - 5

M-1st (21:09) - Erin Oliver (Lindsay Walker)
M-1st (31:16) - Nora Tomlinson Weintraub (Carly Berger)
M-1st (42:54) - Berger (Ashley Pfaff)
M-2nd (55:53) - Caitrin Abshere (Pfaff)
M-2nd (77:24) - Pfaff (Tomlinson Weintraub)

Adele Plunkett-M (90 min., 5 saves, 0 GA)
Mia Lidofsky-B (45 min., 5 saves, 3 GA)
Nini Spaulding-B (45 min., 9 saves, 2 GA)