Women's Soccer Blanks Bates

October 24, 2009

Middlebury moved to 9-2-1 on the year with a 1-0 win at Bates on a rain-soaked muddy Russell Street Field. The wet conditions slowed the play of the games at times and affected footing for both teams. Middlebury, ranked No. 20 in Division III, had more success controlling the ball offensively, outshooting the Bobcats 22-6.

Panther Hannah Newman scored the lone goal of the contest in the 85th minute of the play. Middlebury used a corner kick that bounced off several Bobcat and Panther players. Bates Annie Burns quickly moved out to retrieve the ball, but Newman swiftly deposited the ball to the right side of the goalie and into the net.

Burns notched another strong overall outing in goal, turning back eight shots, including a spectacular save in the 68th minute of the contest off a direct kick at the top of box. Lauryn Torch made two saves for the Panthers, both in the first half.