Women's Soccer Defeats Hamilton

October 6, 2012

Amy Schlueter’s goal in the 68th minute would be all Middlebury needed as the seventh-ranked Panthers (8-0-1, 5-0-1) remained unbeaten with a 1-0 NESCAC win over Hamilton (6-2-1, 4-2-1). Middlebury returns to action Sunday at Connecticut College, while Hamilton hosts Oneonta on Wednesday.

Middlebury had a great chance to score in the 21st minute when Scarlett Kirk’s shot from close-range was stopped by Liza Gergenti (6 saves), with the rebound nearly finding the back of the net. Hamilton had an opportunity of their own in the 37th minute in transition, but Alexandra Rimmer’s shot after a feed from Hannah Withiam went just wide.

The Panthers looked to take the lead early in the second half, but Kirk’s shot from 10 yards out hit the crossbar. Middlebury keeper Elizabeth Foody made her only save of the game in the 58th minute, stopping a direct shot from Becca Rees on a free kick.

Schlueter’s game winner came at the 68:33 mark, when she blasted a shot into the top right corner from 18 yards out after a restart. The goal was her second of the season and the 17th of her career. Middlebury ended the game with a 10-4 shots advantage as Foody earned the win.

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