Women's Soccer Falls In NCAA Sectionals

November 19, 2011

The Middlebury women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 2-1 loss at William Smith in an NCAA Sectional match-up. The 17th-ranked Panthers finish the season at 13-4-2, while the #2 Herons improve to 19-0-1 with a school record for wins.

The Panthers scored first just 8:08 into the match. Amy Schlueter fired a shot through a crowd in front of the goal and placed it just out of reach of William Smith senior keeper Amanda Davis. It was just the second goal that the Herons have allowed through 20 games.

William Smith answered at 14:19 into the match. Senior Alyse DiCenzo blasted a long pass into the box. First-year Dineo Mmutla was there to collect the ball and send a shot just out of the reach of Panther keeper Jocelyn Remmert. The shot hit the far right post and slid into the right corner of the goal. The goal was the first allowed by the Panthers in a span of 893:59, dating back  to October 8th.

Just 3:06 later, junior Renee Jensen scored what proved to be the game-winner for William Smith. She dribbled into the box, and as Remmert came out to play the ball, Jensen placed a shot into the far right corner. It was her fourth goal this season.

Davis finished with three saves for William Smith to earn the win. Remmert played the first half and made three saves, while Elizabeth Foody made one second half save. The Herons enjoyed a 17-8 advantage in shots and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.