Connecticut College Edges #17 Middlebury in Overtime

Connecticut College Edges #17 Middlebury in Overtime

Connecticut College's Kat Norton scored a goal 6:10 into overtime on Saturday, lifting the Camels (2-0-0, 1-0-0) to a 1-0 NESCAC road victory over 17th-ranked Middlebury (1-1-0, 0-1-0) on Dragone Field. The Panthers take to the road for a non-conference contest on Wednesday at Plattsburgh State beginning at 7:00 p.m., while the Camels host Johnson & Wales on Monday.

The opening half saw the hosts hold an 8-4 advantage in shots with the best scoring chance coming in the final minute. Ellie Greenberg sprinted onto a through ball, sending an attempt toward the right post that Camel goalkeeper Bryanna Montalvo tipped just wide.

Middlebury continued its pressure to start the second half. In the 56th minute, a shot from 13 yards out by Amanda Dafonte on a corner kick hit the crossbar and caromed away. Connecticut College's best opportunity of the second stanza came when Mackenzie Kingston ripped a shot from 20 yards out in the 72nd minute that sailed just wide to the right.

In the overtime, Middlebury nearly ended the match when Greenberg laced a shot from 18 yards out just under three minutes in that hit the crossbar and went straight down without crossing the goal line.

In the 97th minute, Connecticut College's Sara Kogelmann sent a through ball from midfield that came onto the foot of a charging Norton just outside the box. Middlebury goalie Ursula Alwang came out to challenge the pass, but Norton made a quick touch to her left and scored from 10 yards out into an open net.

The Panthers outshot the Connecticut College by a 13-8 count, while Middlebury earned two corner kicks to one for the Camels. Ulwang (1-1-0) was credited with two saves for the Panthers, while Montalvo (1-0-0) had seven stops for the visitors, including six in the opening half.