The Middlebury volleyball team opened the home portion of its 2019 schedule with a three-set sweep (25-19, 25-19, 25-18) of Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (5-2) return to the court Friday when they jump back into NESCAC play with an 8:00 p.m. road tilt at Colby, while Colby-Sawyer (7-7) plays St. Joseph’s (Maine) and Husson on Saturday.
Middlebury College field hockey goalkeeper Grace Harlan (Groton, Mass.) has been named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Defensive Player of the Week. The accolade comes days after the Panther sophomore was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. Harlan posted a pair of shutouts in goal last week as Middlebury downed No. 9 Bowdoin 1-0 and blanked 18th-ranked Babson 2-0. After making two saves in the NESCAC road win against the Polar Bears, Harlan turned aside a career-high five shots in the team’s win over the Beavers. She has allowed just one goal in 300 minutes of action for the Panthers.
The Middlebury men’s soccer team remained the country’s only team that has not allowed a goal (400 minutes), as the Panthers (2-0-2) downed Mount Saint Mary 1-0 on South Street Field. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Hamilton at noon, while the Knights (3-4) are at Rutgers-Newark on Monday.
Middlebury College field hockey goalkeeper Grace Harlan (Groton, Mass.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The sophomore posted a pair of shutouts in goal last week as Middlebury downed No. 9 Bowdoin 1-0 and blanked 18th-ranked Babson 2-0. After making two saves in the NESCAC road win against the Polar Bears, Harlan turned aside a career-high five shots in the team’s win over the Beavers. She has allowed just one goal in 300 minutes of action for the Panthers.
Middlebury’s Jeffrey Giguere claimed medalist honors at the 36th Annual Duke Nelson Tournament on his home course, finishing with a two-day total of 142 (70-72). New York University claimed the team title with a score of 589, edging Williams (590) and the host Panthers (592). Action took place Saturday and Sunday at the par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the Middlebury campus. The Panthers return to action next weekend at the Williams Fall Invitational.
The top-ranked Middlebury field hockey team scored twice in Sunday’s first quarter en route to a 2-0 road win at 18th-ranked Babson (4-2) Sunday at MacDowell Field. Middlebury (5-0), who runs its winning streak to 12 games dating back to last season, returns to action Saturday when it hosts No. 19 Hamilton in NESCAC action at 11:00 a.m.
The Middlebury Invitational has concluded with the host school earning solid results, including finalists in all four singles brackets. Matches were contested outdoors at the Proctor Tennis Courts and indoors at the Nelson Recreation Center on the Middlebury campus. The team returns to action September 27-29 when it competes at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Colby.
The Middlebury women's golf team placed third overall at the two-day Ann S. Batchelder Invitational hosted by Wellesley at the Nehoiden Golf Course. Williams won the seven-team event with a 598, the host school was second with a 628, while the Panthers shot a 633. Middlebury is back in action next weekend, participating in the Mt. Holyoke Invitational.
The Middlebury women's tennis team opened its 2019-20 season by taking part in the annual Lindsay Morehouse Invitational hosted by Williams. During the three-day event, individuals from Middlebury, RPI, Skidmore and Williams squared off in singles and doubles matches. No individual tournament winner was crowned at the end of the Invitational, as the tournament is a round-robin format.
Quarterback Will Jernigan scored on a keeper from five yards out with 29.6 seconds on the clock , giving Middlebury (1-0, 1-0) a 17-13 victory over Williams (0-1, 0-1) in the season opener for both teams. The Panthers return to action at Bates next Saturday, while the Ephs will host Tufts.
Middlebury’s Katie George scored just 32 seconds into Saturday’s fourth quarter, lifting the top-ranked Panthers (4-0, 2-0) to a 1-0 NESCAC road victory over ninth-ranked Bowdoin (3-1, 2-1). Middlebury squares off Sunday with another top-20 opponent on the road, taking on 18th-ranked Babson at 12:00 p.m.
Middlebury’s Ellie Greenberg netted the deciding goal with 1:35 remaining, as the Panthers erased an early deficit to post a 2-1 NESCAC road triumph at Bowdoin on Saturday. Fifth-ranked Middlebury (5-0-0, 2-0-0) continues conference play on September 21, hosting Hamilton at 11:00 a.m.
The Middlebury men's golf team is tied for first place after 18 holes at the 36th Annual Duke Nelson Tournament. Action is taking place at the par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the Middlebury campus. The Panthers and New York University each shot a 291 on Saturday, with Babson two strokes back at 293.
The Middlebury men's soccer team finished in a scoreless draw Saturday in a NESCAC road contest at Bowdoin. The Panthers have recorded shutouts in all three games and haven't yielded a goal in 310 minutes of game time. Middlebury (1-0-2, 0-0-2) plays its home opener on Tuesday, entertaining Mt. St. Mary's at 4:00 p.m.