Women's Soccer Earns Victory At Rensselaer

September 15, 2010

The Middlebury women's soccer team earned its first win of the season, picking up a 1-0 road victory at Rensselaer (2-2-1). Senior Nora Tomlinson-Weintraub broke open a scoreless game in the 74th minute as the 11th-ranked Panthers moved to 1-1-1 on the season.

Senior Drew Smith started the play for Middlebury as she carried the ball down the left and chipped in a shot from 35-yards out to the far side. Tomlinson-Weintraub broke through a pair of RPI defenders and sent the pass into the left corner.

RPI continued to pressure following the goal, sending a number of shots in on Panther netminder Elizabeth Foody, who was seeing her first collegiate action. The Engineers best opportunity came in the 87th minute as rookie Sara Rothschild saw her quick shot go just wide on the equalizer attempt, unable to steer it inside the left post.

Sophomore Shannon Maguire followed seconds later with a shot right at Foody, who was able to make the catch against her chest to preserve the one-goal lead for the visitors.

As time ticked off the clock, RPI attempted to clear the ball into the Middlebury zone, but the Panthers held strong on the ball enroute to the win.

It was a defensive battle to open the contest as the Panthers came out firing.  The visitors held an 11-3 advantage in shots as RPI goalie Stephanie Vargas made five stops.  RPI was able to get the ball on net in each of their three shots as Middlebury first-time starter Jocelyn Remmert had two saves, while the Panthers' defense picked up the other.

Foody picked up the victory with four saves for Middlebury, which held just a 13-12 advantage in shots for the game.  RPI, which picked up nine of their shots in the second half to the Panthers' two, saw Vargas conclude the game with five saves.