Late Goal Lifts Women's Soccer Past Trinity

October 7, 2008

Annie Rowell scored what proved to be the game-winner with 5:20 remaining as Middlebury picked up a 2-1 NESCAC win over Trinity on Dragone Field. The Panthers move to .500 at 4-4-2 on the season, while the Bantams (4-4) have now dropped four straight after opening the season at 4-0.

Caitlin Parker gave Middlebury a 1-0 lead just 9:21 into the game with her second tally of the season. Parker took a short pass from Lindsay Rotherham down low and quickly slid a shot past Trinity keeper Emily Weedon for the 1-0 advantage.

Middlebury goalkeeper Lauryn Torch kept it a 1-0 game in the 61st minute as she made a diving save on Jenny Ley from point-blank range. The Bantams broke through at 81:32 as Morgan Sackman's shot deflected off the hands of Torch and found the back of the net.

Following a lengthy delay due to an injury, the game-winner came after just 3:08 had elapsed on the clock. Rowell broke to the goal one-on-one with Weedon, before the two met as the ball popped over Weedon, leaving Rowell with an empty net.

Trinity had one last chance with less than 30 seconds later, but Torch denied Erike Maciaszczyk to preserve the win. Torch ended the day with four saves for the Panthers, while Weedon made a pair of the Bantams.

Trinity (4-4) vs. Middlebury (4-4-2)
Date: Oct 07, 2008 Attendance: 105

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

1. 9:21 MIDWS Caitlin Parker (Lindsay Rotherham)
2. 81:32 TCWS2008 Morgan Sackman (unassisted)
3. 84:40 MIDWS Annie Rowell (unassisted)

Shots: Trinity 7, Middlebury 9
Saves: Trinity 2 (Emily Weedon 2), Middlebury 4 (Lauryn Torch 4)