The Middlebury volleyball team opened play during the two-day New England Challenge with a 3-1 victory Friday evening over Babson (17-5) by scores of 25-20, 25-16, 24-26, 26-24 in Williams’ Chandler Gymnasium. The Panthers (15-5) return to action Saturday, playing an 11:00 a.m. match against Springfield followed by a 3:30 p.m. contest with 15th-ranked MIT.
Middlebury College football player Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore averaged 50.3 yards over four punts against Williams. Two of the punts were inside the 20, with one sailing 72 yards to the Ephs’ one-yard line and resulting in a blocked punt for a safety. Rye also caught seven passes for a career-high 133 yards and a touchdown.
The Middlebury field hockey team increased its winning streak to seven-straight victories with a 7-0 victory Sunday over Husson on Kohn Field. During the win, Annie Leonard had a goal and an assist, moving her into second place in Middlebury's career laurels with 67 goals, surpassing Heidi Howard's '99 mark of 66. Her three points vaulted her into third place with 156 career points (67-22-156), climbing past Howard's total of 155. The third-ranked Panthers (11-2) return to NESCAC play on Saturday with a 12:00 p.m. start at Bates, while Husson (8-4) travels to Bowdoin on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
The Middlebury men’s tennis team concluded its fall portion of its schedule by participating in the MIT Invitational over the weekend at the duPont Tennis Courts and the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble. A main singles draw with 64 participants as well as a doubles bracket with 32 duos were both contested. After the first round of play in each bracket, consolation backdraws also took place.
The Middlebury women's tennis team competed against three Division I opponents this weekend at the Harvard Fall Scramble in the Beren Tennis Center. Seton Hall, Rhode Island, Harvard and Middlebury played a form of hidden duals with three doubles and six to seven singles matches taking place in each round.
The Middlebury men’s and women’s cross country teams both turned in outstanding performances at the Connecticut College Invitational Saturday, as the women claimed the team title and the men finished second. The ninth-ranked Panther women topped the 21-team field with 36 points, while the 18th-ranked men placed second among 20 institutions with 77 points. Middlebury has next weekend off, before competing at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Bates on October 28.
The Middlebury women's soccer team remained unbeaten over its last seven matches (6-0-1), battling NESCAC foe Trinity to a scoreless draw on Saturday at Dragone Field. The Panthers (9-2-2, 4-2-2) return to action next Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. conference tilt at Bates, while the Bantams (6-5-2, 4-3-1) travel to Connecticut College on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
Middlebury’s Brandon Reid scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half, as the Panthers netted a key 1-0 NESCAC triumph over visiting Trinity on Saturday. The win was Middlebury’s third-straight victory by a 1-0 score. The Panthers (9-4-0, 4-4-0) travel to Bates Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. start, while the Bantams (3-9-1, 1-7-1) host Eastern Connecticut State Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
The Middlebury field hockey team picked up its sixth-straight win with a 4-0 NESCAC victory over Trinity on Saturday. The Panthers (10-2, 7-1) return to action tomorrow when they host Husson at 1:00 p.m., while the Bantams (7-5, 3-5) entertain Wesleyan on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The Middlebury women's volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday in Maine. The Panthers fell to host Bowdoin in NESCAC action by a 3-0 tally (25-21, 25-17, 25-22), but Middlebury rebounded for a three-set victory over Maine-Presque Isle in the day's second match (25-6, 25-15, 25-18). The Panthers return to the court Friday when they take on Babson in the opening day of the New England Challenge hosted by Williams.
Williams quarterback Bobby Maimaron found Frank Stola in the end zone from 15 yards out on the final play of the game, lifting the Ephs (4-1) to a 27-26 road win at Middlebury (4-1). The Panthers return to action next week at Bates, while Williams will host Tufts. Saturday’s game was played before a crowd of 3,655 on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium.
The Middlebury volleyball team split the first two sets with Tufts, but the host Jumbos grabbed the final two on Friday evening for a 3-1 victory (25-19, 15-25, 25-21, 25-23) in Cousens Gymnasium. The Panthers (13-4, 5-2) return to the court tomorrow for a pair of matches at Bowdoin when they take on the Polar Bears at 1:00 followed by Maine-Presque Isle at 3:30 p.m., while Tufts (14-4, 8-0) plays two contests at Endicott on the same day.
The Middlebury softball team was honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for its overall work in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year. Eight Panthers also earned All-America Scholar-Athlete laurels for their individual work from the organization.
The Middlebury volleyball team posted a 3-0 victory over Skidmore by scores of 25-20, 25-17 and 25-18 during its regular-season home finale on Wednesday evening in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (13-3) return to the court on Friday evening with a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC match at Tufts, while the Thoroughbreds (13-8) host Plattsburgh State next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
The Middlebury women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to six-straight games, as the Panthers collected a 3-0 road victory Wednesday night at Castleton (6-7-1). Middlebury (9-2-1) returns to NESCAC play Saturday, hosting Trinity at 11:00 a.m.