The 17th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team captured the Summers Cup for the fifth time in the last eight years after earning three wins at the CSA Team Championships in matches played at four different sites across Connecticut. The Panthers finish the season ranked 17th-nationally with an overall record of 15-7.
Playing host to the 2015 NESCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship, the Panthers finished in seventh place during the three-day meet inside the Middlebury College Natatorium. Williams took home the title with 2,066.5 points, while Amherst (1,579), Connecticut College (1,323), Tufts (1,086) and Bates (969) round out the top five. Bowdoin finished sixth with 778.5 points, while the Panthers racked up 688.
The Middlebury women's basketball team saw its season come to an end with an 80-52 loss at Bowdoin in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game played inside Morrell Gymnasium. The Panthers, who entered the tourney as the seventh seed, finish the season with an 11-14 mark, 3-7 in NESCAC play.
Sophomore Hannah Blackburn (Chapel Hill, N.C.) finished fifth in women's pentathlon and set a school record in the process, leading the Middlebury women's indoor track team to a seventh-place showing on Saturday at the Division III New England Women's Championship hosted by Smith, while the men were 17th at Springfield. The women racked up 47 team points with 30 teams participating, while the men posted 14 points with 26 teams competing.
Third-ranked Middlebury mounted a late comeback attempt, but a pair of second-period goals by second-ranked Plattsburgh State proved to be the difference in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Panthers in Kenyon Arena. Middlebury, who sees its 10-game winning and 18-game unbeaten streaks (15-0-3) come to end, returns to the home ice as the NESCAC’s top seed next Saturday when it opens conference tournament action with a quarterfinal game against #8 seed Hamilton.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team split a pair of NESCAC road games last weekend to conclude the regular season. The Panthers were defeated by a score of 4-0 on Friday at 10th-ranked Amherst, but bounced back Saturday as junior Brendan McGovern (Centerport, N.Y.) produced a hat trick helping Middlebury post a 3-1 victory over Hamilton.