The Middlebury men’s hockey team posted a pair of impressive wins over top-three opponents last weekend. The Panthers earned a 3-1 road victory Friday evening over third-ranked Plattsburgh State. Returning home to Kenyon Arena a day later, Middlebury gained control early and never looked back in a 3-0 blanking of #2 Norwich.
The Middlebury women’s hockey team recorded a 1-0-2 record in three overtime games last week. Taking to the road Tuesday, the Panthers received a goal from rookie Jessica Young (Mission Hills, Kan.) 1:54 into overtime to earn a 2-1 win against Utica. Returning home for two games against ninth-ranked Amherst, Middlebury scored late in each game and earned 2-2 and 1-1 ties on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The weekend's games between the conference foes served as a Faceoff Against Breast Cancer event.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team tallied a perfect 3-0 record during a trio of games last week. The Panthers cruised past Castleton on the road Tuesday by a 94-56 score. Middlebury returned home and jumped back into NESCAC action Friday with a convincing 97-60 victory over Wesleyan, and held off a late comeback attempt Sunday by Connecticut College, 63-59.
The Middlebury ski teams began their carnival season by competing at the Bates Carnival on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, the Panthers improved one spot to finish third overall. Vermont won the event with 914 points, followed by Dartmouth (854), Middlebury (720) and UNH (706).
The Middlebury women’s basketball team tallied a 2-1 record in three contests this week. The Panthers defeated Potsdam State at home on Tuesday by a 65-53 score in a non-conference matchup. Middlebury then split a pair of road league games as the Panthers defeated Wesleyan 50-46 on Friday, but fell Sunday to Connecitcut College, 54-35.
The Panther swimming and diving teams continued their winning ways with road dual meet wins Saturday afternoon over Union. The men edged the host Dutchmen by a 122-119 score, while the women cruised, 149.5-86.5. The men have won four-straight head-to-head meets and go to 4-4 overall, while the women improved to 6-2.
The Middlebury men's squash team squared off against a pair of top-20 programs while participating in the Yale Round Robin. The 19th-ranked Panthers fell Saturday to fifth-ranked Columbia by a 9-0 score. A day later, Middlebury battled #17 George Washington in a tightly-contested match, eventually falling 6-3.
Playing at the Yale Round Robin, the Middlebury women's squash team lost matches against three teams ranked in the top-seven nationally. The Panthers, ranked 16th, fell Saturday to ninth-ranked Columbia by a 7-2 score before losing to #4 Yale, 9-0. On Sunday, Middlebury battled #7 George Washington in a tightly-contested match before falling by a 7-2 count.
The Middlebury track & field teams continued their indoor seasons at the New York City Gotham Cup held on Friday, January 16, at the 168th Street Armory in Manhattan, New York. More than 2,000 athletes competed in the meet, including athletes from all three NCAA divisions as well as track clubs and international athletes.