2018 Women's Soccer News

  • Third-Ranked Women’s Soccer Falls to #5 Williams in NCAA Championship, Edged 3-2 in PKs
    December 01, 2018
    Third-ranked Middlebury earned a 1-1 draw with fifth-ranked Williams during the NCAA Championship match, as the Ephs claimed the national title via a 3-2 tally in penalty kicks on Saturday at the UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Panthers finish their season with a program-record 19 wins and a 19-2-3 mark, with their losses coming to the Ephs in the regular-season finale and NCAA Championship. Williams ends its year at 19-1-4, with their singular setback coming at the hands of the Panthers during the NESCAC Championship. Middlebury advanced to the NCAA title tilt for the first time in the program's history.
  • Robinson, DeVito Named United Soccer Coaches All-Americans
    November 30, 2018
    Two members of the Middlebury College women’s soccer team were honored when the United Soccer Coaches organization announced its All-American squads. Senior Clare Robinson (Davidson, N.C.) was a second-team selection as a midfielder, while classmate Janie DeVito (Rumson, N.J.) landed a spot on the third team. The third-ranked Panthers enter this weekend’s NCAA Final Four in Greensboro, North Carolina with a program single-season best 18 wins and an 18-1-3 record.
  • #3 Women’s Soccer Upsets #1 Washington-St. Louis, Headed to First NCAA Title Match
    November 30, 2018
    Third-ranked Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Championship match for the first time in program history behind a 1-0 upset of top-ranked Washington University-St. Louis (21-1-0) Friday at the UNCG Soccer Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Panthers (19-1-3), who continue to increase their program single-season record for wins, will face fifth-ranked Williams in an All-NESCAC championship match on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Middlebury was edged 1-0 by the host Ephs in the regular-season finale on October 23, before earning a 1-0 win over Williams in the NESCAC Championship.
  • NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team Announced
    November 29, 2018
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each fall sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection. 
  • NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team Members Honored
    November 29, 2018
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2018 Fall All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 84 representatives, the highest total in the conference.
  • Five Panthers Garner All-Region Accolades; Women’s Soccer Staff Tabbed Regional Staff of the Year
    November 27, 2018
    Five members of the Middlebury College women’s soccer team were honored when the United Soccer Coaches organization announced its New England Regional squads. Seniors Clare Robinson (Davidson, N.C.) and Janie DeVito (Rumson, N.J.), along with junior Ursula Alwang (Weston, Conn.) were each first-team selections. Landing spots on the second team were senior Amanda Dafonte (Pennington, N.J.) and sophomore Eliza Van Voorhis (Mattapoisett, Mass.). Head coach Peter Kim and his staff earned All-New England Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors. The third-ranked Panthers enter this weekend’s NCAA Final Four in Greensboro, North Carolina with a program single-season best 18 wins and an 18-1-3 record.
  • Women’s Soccer Headed to the Final Four
    November 26, 2018
    The Middlebury College women’s soccer team embarks on its second trip to the NCAA final four this weekend when it travels to Greensboro, North Carolina. The championship weekend will take place on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Panthers will face Washington University-St. Louis at 5:00 p.m., while Williams battles Christopher Newport in the other semifinal at 7:45 p.m. The winners will meet in the NCAA Championship match on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased HERE or at the event.
  • #3 Women’s Soccer Tops #10 Misericordia, Headed To Final Four
    November 18, 2018
    Middlebury’s Ellie Greenberg scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half, as the Panthers secured a 1-0 victory over Misericordia on Sunday in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Middlebury (18-1-3) advances to the final four for the second time in program history, while setting a program record for wins in a single season. The Panthers will meet top-ranked and undefeated Washington University-St. Louis in a semifinal contest at 5:00 p.m. eastern on Friday, November 30 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Cougars saw their 13-game unbeaten streak (12-0-1) come to an end, as they capped the season at 17-3-2.
  • #3 Middlebury Reaches NCAA Quarterfinals With 2-0 Victory Over Swarthmore
    November 17, 2018
    The Middlebury women’s soccer team scored twice in the second half, as the Panthers advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third time in school history with a 2-0 shutout over #12 Swarthmore in a sectional match-up on Saturday. Middlebury (17-1-3) tied a program for wins in a season, tying the 2013 squad. the third-ranked Panthers move into Sunday’s sectional final at 1:00 p.m. against Misericordia. Swarthmore finished its season at 17-3-2.
  • Women’s Soccer to Host NCAA Sectional
    November 16, 2018
    The Middlebury College women’s soccer team continues its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend when it hosts an NCAA Sectional. The Panthers will take on Swarthmore at 11:00 a.m. on November 17, while Hardin-Simmons (Texas) plays Misericordia (Pa.) in the other semifinal contest at 1:30 p.m. The winners will meet in a sectional final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with a trip to the final four on the line.
  • Third-Ranked Women's Soccer Ties Ithaca, Wins NCAA Regional on PKs
    November 11, 2018
    Third-ranked Middlebury won an NCAA Regional for the eighth time in program history, as the Panthers (16-1-3) went scoreless for 110 minutes with Ithaca on Sunday at South Street Field, advancing by a 3-0 tally on penalty kicks. The Bombers end their season with a 14-2-4 mark.
  • No. 3 Women’s Soccer Downs Maine Farmington in NCAA Opening Round
    November 10, 2018
    Playing host to an NCAA Regional, third-ranked Middlebury scored the final three goals during a 4-1 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington (8-13-0) in a first-round game Saturday on South Street Field. The Panthers improve to 16-1-2 and will play Ithaca on Sunday in the regional final at 1:00 p.m.
  • Five Women’s Soccer Players Garner All-NESCAC Honors; Kim Coach of the Year
    November 08, 2018
    Five members of the Middlebury College women’s soccer team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Thursday afternoon. Seniors Clare Robinson (Davidson, N.C.) and Janie DeVito (Rumson, N.J.) were each first-team selections. Landing spots on the second team were senior Amanda Dafonte (Pennington, N.J.), junior Ursula Alwang (Weston, Conn.) and sophomore Eliza Van Voorhis (Mattapoisett, Mass.). Head coach Peter Kim earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors. The third-ranked Panthers enter this weekend’s NCAA Regional on Dragone Field with a 15-1-2 record.
  • Women’s Soccer to Host NCAA Regional
    November 05, 2018
    The Middlebury College women’s soccer team will make its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend when it hosts an NCAA Regional on Dragone Field. The Panthers will take on Maine-Farmington at 11:00 a.m. on November 10, while Rochester (N.Y.) plays Ithaca in the other first-round contest at 1:30 p.m. The winners will meet in a second-round match on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Alwang, Shaw Named NESCAC Co-Players of the Week
    November 05, 2018
    Middlebury College women’s soccer junior goalkeepers Ursula Alwang (Weston, Conn.) and Eva Shaw (Park City, Utah) have been selected as the NESCAC Co-Players of the Week. Alwang and Shaw helped lead Middlebury to its fourth NESCAC title with excellent defensive efforts in front of the Panther goal.
  • #5 Women's Soccer Edges # 2 Williams in NESCAC Championship
    November 04, 2018
    The Middlebury women’s soccer team scored the match's only goal in the 68th minute, as the Panthers posted a 1-0 shutout over Williams in the NESCAC Championship on Sunday on Farley-Lamb Field. The women’s soccer title is the fourth in program history (2000, 2006, 2013). The second-seeded and fifth-ranked Panthers improve to 15-1-2 and receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, awaiting their opponent when the field is announced on Monday afternoon. The top-seeded and second-ranked Ephs fall to 15-1-2 and will likely garner one of the at-large bids.
  • #5 Middlebury Ties #15 Amherst, Advances on PKs
    November 03, 2018
    The Middlebury women’s soccer team advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the first time since 2013, as the second-seeded Panthers tied third-seeded Amherst 1-1, but advanced on penalty kicks (4-3) in Saturday’s semifinal played at Williams. Middlebury (14-1-2) faces the host and top-seeded Ephs Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Williams won the opening game of the day, 3-2, over Tufts.
  • Panthers Square Off With Amherst in NESCAC Semifinals
    November 01, 2018
    In search of its fourth NESCAC Women's Soccer Tournament title, second-seeded Middlebury plays third-seeded Amherst in a semifinal match Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Williams' Cole Field. In the first match of the day, the top-seeded Ephs will meet No. 4 Tufts at 11:00 a.m. It will be a rematch of last year’s championship game, which Williams won in overtime, 2-1. The winners will square off in the championship game on Sunday, November 4 at 12:00 p.m.
  • #5 Middlebury Edges Bowdoin 1-0 in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 27, 2018
    The Middlebury women’s soccer team netted the game’s only goal in the first half, as the second-seeded Panthers (14-1-1) collected a 1-0 shutout over seventh-seeded Bowdoin (7-7-2) in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Saturday. With the win, the hosts advance to the championship weekend of the tournament, with a site and opponent being determined following the remaining games on Sunday.
  • Midd Minute - Abigail Blyler '19
    October 25, 2018
    In this edition of MiddMinute, Abigail Blyler ’19 talks about her love of 60s music. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Women’s Soccer Entertains Bowdoin in NESCAC Quarters
    October 24, 2018
    In search of its fourth NESCAC Women's Soccer Tournament title, second-seeded Middlebury will host seventh-seeded Bowdoin on Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. quarterfinal on Dragone Field. Williams earned the top seed and home field advantage throughout the championship for the fifth year in a row, following a 1-0 victory over the Panthers in the final game of the regular season. The tournament begins with quarterfinal matches on the campus of the higher seeds on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. Amherst and Tufts will also host quarterfinal contests. Following this weekend's action, the highest remaining seed will host the semifinals and championship game on November 3-4.
  • Williams Hands Women's Soccer Its First Loss
    October 23, 2018
    In a battle of two of the nation’s top five teams, #3 Williams edged #5 Middlebury 1-0 in the NESCAC regular-season finale for both teams. With the win, the Ephs (13-0-2, 9-0-1) clinch the conference’s top seed for the upcoming tournament, while the Panthers (13-1-1, 8-1-1) suffer their first loss of the season and will be the second seed.
  • Three Unanswered Goals Lifts #5 Middlebury
    October 20, 2018
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women’s soccer team overcame an early deficit, scoring three-straight goals for a 3-1 NESCAC triumph Saturday over visiting Bates. The Panthers (13-0-1, 8-0-1) conclude the regular season Tuesday with a 3:00 p.m. match at Williams, with the winner of that contest earning the top seed in the NESCAC Tournament. Bates (5-9-0, 0-9-0) wraps up its season the same day and time, hosting Colby.
  • #5 Middlebury Blanks Wesleyan
    October 14, 2018
    The fifth-ranked Middlebury women’s soccer team blanked visiting Wesleyan 5-0 Sunday on Dragone Field. Middlebury (12-0-1, 7-0-1) continues conference play Saturday at 12:00 p.m. with its regular-season home finale against Bates, while Wesleyan (6-3-2, 3-2-2) is on the road Wednesday at Rhode Island College for a 6:00 p.m. start.
  • Women's Soccer Scores Four Straight in Win at Trinity
    October 13, 2018
    Middlebury scored the game’s final four goals on its way to a 4-1 win over Trinity (4-5-2, 2-4-1) in Connecticut. The fourth-ranked Panthers (11-0-1, 6-0-1) return to action on Sunday when they host Wesleyan at noon.
  • #4 Middlebury and #23 Tufts Finish In a Scoreless Tie
    October 06, 2018
    The fourth-ranked Middlebury women’s soccer team had its 10-game winning streak end, as the Panthers and 23rd-ranked Tufts finished in a 0-0 double-overtime tie Saturday in NESCAC action. Middlebury (10-0-1, 5-0-1) continues conference play Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a road contest at Trinity, while Tufts (6-2-2, 3-1-2) is home Tuesday against Salem State in a 3:30 p.m. start.
  • #4 Women's Soccer Blanks Castleton
    October 03, 2018
    Middlebury used a goal in each half on its way to a 2-0 win over in-state foe Castleton (3-9-0) Wednesday afternoon on Dragone Field. The fourth-ranked Panthers (10-0-0) return to action on Saturday when they host #23 Tufts at 1:30 p.m., while the Spartans visit UMass-Dartmouth on the same day.
  • Women's Soccer Improves to 9-0
    September 30, 2018
    The Panther women’s soccer team improved on its program-best start, improving to 9-0-0 with a 2-1 win at New England College (6-6-1) on Sunday afternoon. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Castleton in a 4:00 p.m. contest.
  • Four Unanswered Goals Carry #5 Middlebury
    September 29, 2018
    The Middlebury women’s soccer team scored four-straight goals to erase an early deficit, as the Panthers secured a 4-1 road NESCAC win Saturday at Colby. The victory was the eighth straight to start the season for Middlebury, setting a program mark for wins at the beginning of the year. The fifth-ranked Panthers (8-0-0, 5-0-0) are right back on the field Sunday with a 12:00 p.m. start at New England College.
  • Late Goal Lifts #6 Middlebury Past Hamilton
    September 23, 2018
    Middlebury’s Leah Salzman scored the game’s only goal late in the second half, sparking the Panthers to a 1-0 road NESCAC win at Hamilton on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (7-0-0, 4-0-0) has won seven-straight games to start the season, matching that of the 2009 squad. The Panthers remain on the road Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. conference contest at Colby.
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