Women's Soccer Blanks Bates

October 18, 2008

Middlebury won for the fourth time in its last five games as they picked up a 2-0 shutout victory over Bates on Dragone Field. The Panthers held a 23-5 shots advantage in the contest, scoring twice in the game's final 13:02 to earn the win.

Both teams had some chances in the first half, as Bates saw a quick shot by Tina Tobin saved at the right post by Lauryn Torch 30 minutes in. The Panthers had some great looks in the 42nd minute, including a header off the post by Caitlin Parker, but Bates keeper Annie Burns was able to escape without harm.

The Bobcats had a break-in during the 64th minute, but Torch cleared the ball away from Jen Marino to keep it a scoreless tie. After some good offensive chances, the Panthers finally broke through at 76:58 with the second goal of the season from Annie Ford. Lindsay Walker fed Ford on the left side, as her blast from 18 yards out sailed just out of the reach of Burns.

Annie Rowell sealed the game for the Panthers with 2:02 left as she scored on a header with a feed from Paola Cabonargi.

Torch ended the game with two saves for her fifth shutout of the season, while Burns made eight saves for Bates.

Bates (4-7, 1-6) vs. Middlebury (6-4-2, 5-2)
Date: Oct 18, 2008 Attendance: 225

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Bates............... 0 0 - 0
Middlebury.......... 0 2 - 2

1. 76:58 MIDWS Anne Ford (Lindsay Walker)
2. 87:58 MIDWS Annie Rowell (Paola Cabonargi)

Shots: Bates 5, Middlebury 23
Saves: Bates 8 (Annie Burns 8), Middlebury 2 (Lauryn Torch 2)