Middlebury Defeats Keene

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.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead 18:48 in as Abby Kurtz-Phelan put home her own rebound after a corner kick. The lead grew to 2-0 with 1:05 left in the half as Kurtz-Phelan found Kim Walker with a nice through pass before Walker finished with a hard shot to the right side.

Keene State jumped right back in the game at the 63:02 mark as Courtney Gately's shot from 15 yards sailed over the head and off the out-stretched hands of Middlebury keeper Adelle Plunkett.

Middlebury gained some breathing room at 72:41 as Ashley Pfaff broke down the right side before making a quick up pass to Nora Tomlinson Weintraub. The rookie quickly centered a pass to Margaret Owen who scored her first career goal.

Plunkett ended the game with seven saves for Middlebury, while Elisabeth Rosen made three stops for Keene.

Date: September 20, 2006
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Site: Middlebury, Vt.

Keene St. (4-4) 0 1 - - 1
Middlebury (3-0) 2 1 - - 3

M-1st (18:48) - Abby Kurtz-Phelan
M-1st (43:55) - Kim Walker (Kurtz-Phelan)
K-2nd (63:02) - Courtney Gately (Katie Stevens)
M-2nd (72:41) - Margaret Owen (Nora Tomlinson Weintraub, Ashley Pfaff)

Adele Plunkett-M (90 min., 7 saves, 1 GA)
Elisabeth Rosen-K (90 min., 3 saves, 3 GA)