Panthers Thump Castleton

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.

After spending the first 15 minutes of the game getting acclimated to a very wet and sloppy playing field, Laura Kwoh rebounded her own missed shot off the post and sent it home to break the scoreless tie. Just one minute later Kim Walker scored what would prove to be the game-winner after she sent home a rebound off the post. The game would remain 2-0 until the 55th minute when Erin Oliver took a lead pass from Abby Kurtz-Phelan to make it 3-0. Castleton would answer in the 62nd minute when Tracy Stala scored her 13th goal of the year. After that it was all Middlebury's Tomlinson Weintraub as she scored four consecutive goals to put the game out of reach.

The Panthers held a distinct 32-4 advantage in shots, and a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. Middlebury improves to 7-2-1 and is back in action Saturday, October 21 when they play host to NESCAC rival Bates at 11:00 AM.