Women's Soccer Earns Key NESCAC Win Over Trinity

October 12, 2013

Middlebury took over possession of first place in the NESCAC standings with a 2-0 shutout victory over #23 Trinity (8-2, 5-2) on Dragone Field. The 14th-ranked Panthers improve to 7-1-2, 5-1 in the NESCAC and are unbeaten in their last nine games (7-0-2). Middlebury returns to action on Sunday when they host Hamilton at 2:30.

Middlebury opened the scoring at the 18:42 mark with the third of the year from Julia Favorito. The senior scored on the Panthers’ first shot of the game, launching a 25-yarder over keeper Monica DiFiori (2 saves) for the 1-0 advantage.

Trinity had a great chance to tie the game in the 28th minute as Abbey Lake carried the ball down the field before her left-footed blast hit the crossbar.

Middlebury had a great chance of its own late in the half when Molly Parizeau found Jamie Soroka just outside the 18. Soroka beat two defenders before her strong shot was denied by DiFiori.

Middlebury made it a 2-0 game just 2:15 into the second session. Moria Sloan netted her first of the year with a lengthy blast from 40 yards out on the left side that found its way over DeFiori and into the back of the net. The goal was set up by the team-leading fifth assist of the season from Favorito.

The Panthers finished with a slim 7-5 shots advantage as Elizabeth Foody made three saves in goal to earn her third shutout of the season.