Women's Soccer Wins Fifth Straight
October 2, 2011
Middlebury won its fifth straight game as the Panthers topped Connecticut College 2-1 on Dragone Field. The Panthers improve to 6-1-1 overall, 4-1-1 in the league while the Camels fall to 2-4-1, 1-3-1 in NESCAC play. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday when they host Rensselaer at 4:00 p.m.
Middlebury had a nice chance just minutes into the game, but Hannah Newman’s shot in a one-on-one situation went wide. The Panthers struck shortly thereafter when Amy Schlueter beat her defender and then lofted a shot over the goalkeeper’s head from 20 yards out. The goal was the third of the season for Schlueter.
Just 1:47 into the second half, Middlebury made it a 2-0 game with a goal following a corner kick. The original kick was cleared to Moria Sloan, who settled and fed a crossing pass to Scarlett Kirk for the header. Kirk, who sat out the first half, now has eight goals in her last five games, leading the team with 11.
The Panthers had a few more chances in the second half, with a header by Rachel Madding going wide in the 60th minute and Newman’s blast also going wide in the 80th minute.
Connecticut College got back in the game at 81:31, cutting the lead in half. Kate Driscoll fed a ball to Celia Alvarez who scored with a blast to the right side of the net from 18 yards out. The Camels kept up the pressure for the remainder of the game but were unable to earn the equalizer.
Jocelyn Remmert finished the contest with three saves to earn the win, while Natalie Signore earned eight stops for Connecticut College. Middlebury outshot their opponent 25-3 in the contest.