Women's Soccer To Host NCAA Regional
November 10, 2011
The Middlebury College women’s soccer team will make its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend when they host an NCAA Regional. The Panthers will take on Lasell on Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m., while Roger Williams meets The College of N.J. at 1:30 p.m. The winners will meet in the regional final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults and $3 for students and will be available at the games.
Middlebury enters the tournament with an overall record of 8-5 in NCAA Tournament play. The Panthers advanced to the quarterfinals in ’97, suffered a first-round loss in ’00, while losing in the sectionals in ’04, ’06 and ’09.
Middlebury earned its way into the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid after seeing Williams advance on penalty kicks in the NESCAC Semifinals after a scoreless tie. Eight-year head coach Peter Kim leads the team into the tournament with a career record of 87-33-17 (.697) entering weekend play.
The Middlebury offense ranks fourth in the NESCAC with 1.73 goals/game this season. The defense has been solid in ‘11, allowing just 0.71 goals/game, third in the NESCAC. Middlebury has eight shutouts on the season, including a current streak of 699:39 without allowing a goal.
Scarlett Kirk is the team’s offensive leader, recently earning first-team All-NESCAC honors. The sophomore leads the team with 13 goals, placing her second in the NESCAC with .81/game. She also paces the team in shots and game-winners with five. The two-time NESCAC player of the week has five multiple-goal games this season, including a hat-trick in a September 17th win over Colby. She scored eight goals during a five-game stretch earlier this season, while recently netting a pair in a NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Colby. Kirk now owns 20 career goals in 31 games.
Junior Amy Schlueter is second on the team in scoring with five goals and a helper for 11 points, while classmate Rachel Madding rounds out the top scorers with four goals and two assists for 10 points.
Sophomore Julia Favorito and junior Maddy Boston have been the mainstays in the midfield for the Panthers in ’11. Favorito recently earned first-team All-NESCAC honors and leads the team with five assists this season.
Defensively, first-team All-NESCAC selection Colby Gibbs anchors the group. The junior, along with classmate Lucy Wagner and sophomore Lindsay Kingston have been the regulars.
In goal, junior Jocelyn Remmert is 11-3 with a 0.79 GAA and three shutouts. Sophomore Elizabeth Foody has also seen time in goal as of late, owning a 0-0-2 record with a 0.25 GAA and a shutout.
2011 NCAA Women’s Soccer Regional
Saturday, November 12th – Middlebury College
Lasell (16-4-1) vs. Middlebury (11-3-2) – 11:00 a.m.
Roger Williams (14-6-1) vs. The College of N.J. (12-3-2) – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 13th
Regional Final – 1:00 p.m.