Women's Soccer Ends Season In NESCAC Semi's
November 3, 2007
The Middlebury women's soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 4-1 loss at Williams in the NESCAC semifinals. The Panthers end their season at 9-5-2, while the Ephs will play Bowdoin in the title game on Sunday at noon.
Brianna Wolfson and Gabrielle Woodson each scored two goals en route to the victory for Williams, while Middlebury's Caitlin Parker notched the lone goal for the Panthers.
At the 5:38 mark, Wolfson scored the first of her two goals. After diverting a Panther defender and causing Middlebury's keeper to come out of net, Wolfson kicked a line drive shot to the far right post past the charging keeper to give the Ephs the early lead.
Less than twenty minutes later Wolfson tallied her second goal off a cross from Sara Wild. Wild crossed the ball from the right side of the field to Wolfson who, playing the ball off a bounce, laced a hard ground ball into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Williams set the pace early in the second half as well, tallying their third goal just three minutes into the second period. Woodson scored the first of her two goals off a breakaway. Woodson and Wolfson notched the Ephs final goal on a give-and-go play.
Middlebury broke up the shutout with five minutes left to play. Caitlin Parker kicked a perfectly placed line drive from outside the penalty box that landed in the upper right corner to make the final score to 4-1.
Ephs keeper Lauren Sinnenberg gave up only her third goal of the entire season and recorded four saves. The Panthers' keeper, Lauryn Torch, notched four saves on the day.