Middlebury won its third straight game, all in NESCAC play, as the Panthers (6-3-1, 5-3-1) earned a 2-1 road win at Bates (4-6-2, 0-6-2) on Saturday afternoon at Russell St. Field.
Harper Williams opened the scoring in the 44th minute with his second goal of the season. Adam Glaser added a second tally for the visitors with an assist from Noah Goss-Woliner in the 53rd minute. The goal marked Glaser’s team-leading sixth of the year.
Tyler Grees brought new life to the Bobcats with his third goal of the season, but the hosts could not find the equalizer. Peabo Knoth assisted on the goal giving him team-highs for assists (six) and points (14) on the year..
Bates goalkeeper Joe Maffly-Kipp made a season-high 11 saves, while Ethan Collins stopped five shots for Middlebury in the win.
The Panthers held advantages in shots (19-13) and shots on goal (13-6) with Glaser recording game highs for shots (seven) and shots on goal (five). Grees paced the Bobcats with two shots on frame.
In the second half, Middlebury almost gained a 3-1 lead when a shot from Tom Bean clanged off the crossbar in the 69th minute.
Middlebury hosts Castleton St. on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with Southern Vermont visiting on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.