Women's Soccer With Third Straight Shutout

September 21, 2008

Middlebury picked up its third straight shutout as they finished in a scoreless tie with Skidmore on Dragone Field. The Panthers have not let up a goal in their last 309 minutes of play as they move to 2-3-2 on the year. Skidmore moves to 6-1-1 after a win over Smith on Saturday.

Middlebury had the upper hand for much of the first half, holding an 8-4 advantage in shots. A header from Middlebury's Nora Tomlinson-Weintraub sailed just over the crossbar in the 13th minute, while Middlebury's Lauryn Torch made a diving save on Abby Benton in the 23rd minute of play.

The Panthers had a few more first half chances, but went into the intermission at 0-0. Middlebury opened the second half with pressure, as Skidmore battled back with some quality chances of their own in the final 15 minutes of play.

The best chance to score in the overtime periods came with 7:20 left to play in the game. Skidmore's Benton took a shot from the left wing that hit the far post and deflected back into play. A follow-up attempt was blocked by a Middlebury defender as the Panthers were able to clear.

Torch ended the game with eight saves to lower her GAA to 0.84 with three shutouts on the year. Sleezer ended the contest with seven saves for the Thoroughbreds.

Skidmore (6-1-1) vs. Middlebury (2-3-2)
Date: Sep 21, 2008 Attendance: 125
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Skidmore............ 0 0 0 0 - 0
Middlebury.......... 0 0 0 0 - 0

Shots: Skidmore 12, Middlebury 18
Saves: Skidmore 7 (Meghan Sleezer 7), Middlebury 8 (Lauryn Torch 8)