The Middlebury men’s hockey team split a pair of home NESCAC games last weekend. The Panthers were defeated on Friday evening as #4 Trinity scored 47 seconds into overtime and fell by a 2-1 score, but rebounded for a 3-0 victory Saturday over Wesleyan. With the win, Middlebury head coach Bill Beaney became just the 12th coach in NCAA history to earn 600 career victories, while leading the NCAA in Division III triumphs. Now in his 35th season overall, Beaney has a career mark of 600-257-59, going 514-181-51 in 28 years at the helm of the Panthers.
The 13th-ranked Panther women's squash team recorded a 2-1 week and finished third during the NESCAC Championship hosted by Williams. In a pair of matches Saturday, the team advanced into the semifinal round with a 9-0 victory over sixth-seeded and 18th-ranked Hamilton, before falling to the second-seeded and 12th-ranked Ephs by a score of 6-3. The Panthers rebounded Sunday for a 7-2 victory in the third-place match over fourth-seeded and 18th-ranked Bates.
The Middlebury men's squash team, seeded third and ranked 15th, finished fourth during the NESCAC Championship hosted by Williams. In a pair of matches Saturday, the team advanced into the semifinal round with a thrilling 5-4 victory over sixth-seeded Wesleyan before falling to the second-seeded and 13th-ranked Ephs by a score of 5-4. The Panthers fell Sunday in the third-place match to fourth-seeded and 18th-ranked Bates, 6-3.
Senior Alison Maxwell (Port Angeles, Wash.) broke a 15-year old indoor record in the 3,000-meter run by more than five seconds as the Middlebury track teams took part in the non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday. Teams from Division I, II and III competed at the meet, with several Panthers turning in several top-10 performances.
The Middlebury women’s hockey team tallied three impressive victories last week. A game-winning goal on Tuesday 43 seconds into overtime from junior Katie Mandigo (Cornwall, Vt.) lifted the #4 Panthers past third-ranked Norwich by a 2-1 score inside Kenyon Arena. On Friday, Middlebury scored three goals in the third period on its way to a 4-1 win inside Dayton Arena over Connecticut College, and the Panthers capped the perfect week Saturday with a 3-0 win against the Camels.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team went 1-2 during three games last week. On Tuesday, the Panthers shot 50.9 percent (29-57) from the field and pulled away from visiting Keene State in a 96-83 win. Middlebury hit the road for two NESCAC games over the weekend, falling to Colby on Friday (84-80) and Sunday to Bowdoin (88-70).
Middlebury completed the Dartmouth Carnival with a fourth-place overall finish amassing 695 points. UVM won the event with 926, followed by the host school (841) and UNH (791). Alpine events took place at the Dartmouth Skiway, while nordic events were contested at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
The Middlebury women’s basketball team fell during a pair of home conference games last week. Colby utilized a 9-0 run in the final minutes en route to a 66-60 victory over Middlebury on senior night Friday in Pepin Gymnasium. In Sunday’s game, #20 Bowdoin forced Middlebury into 14 second-half turnovers as the Polar Bears held on for the 53-43 victory.