Middlebury senior Emily Fluke (Bourne, Mass.) scored 6:35 into the fourth overtime leading the top-seeded Panthers to a 3-2 NESCAC Quarterfinal win Saturday over #8 seed Hamilton in the longest NESCAC Tournament game in history (126:35). With the victory, Middlebury head coach Bill Mandigo, now in his 27th season, becomes the first women's college hockey coach in any division to eclipse the 500-win plateau (500-127-34).
After two weeks off from the carnival circuit, the Middlebury ski teams returned to action with a fourth-place finish at the EISA Championship hosted by St. Lawrence at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Alpine events were contested at Whiteface Mountain, with the nordic events taking place at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Vermont won the event with 1,001 points, followed by Dartmouth (782), New Hampshire (770) and the Panthers (686).
Middlebury saw its season come to an end with a 3-0 loss at Amherst in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game. With the win, second-seeded Amherst improves to 19-4-2 for the season and will host No. 8 Tufts, which knocked off top-seeded Trinity, in next weekend's semifinals.
Junior Andrew Jung (Mercer Island, Wash.) of the Middlebury men's squash team advanced to the consolation final of the Molloy Cup bracket and posted a 3-2 record during the College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championship hosted by Princeton University at the Jadwin Squash Courts. Jung was one of 48 players who looked to claim the title in the respective bracket.
Middlebury women's squash players in senior Charlotte Dewey (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior Saskia Pownall-Gray (Weston, Conn.) participated in the College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championships hosted by Princeton University at the Jadwin Squash Courts. Dewey and Pownall-Gray were two of 48 players who looked to claim the title in the Holleran Cup bracket.
The Middlebury indoor track & field teams competed at the Open New England Championships on Friday and Saturday hosted by Division I Boston University. The event featured over 70 schools combined from all three NCAA divisions, as the women finished 12th of 38 teams with 21 points, while the men tied for 25th of 33 with six points.
Tufts converted 6-7 free position shots on its way to a 12-11 upset victory over Middlebury in the season-opening game for both squads. The Panthers entered the game ranked third in the IWLCA pre-season poll, while the Jumbos owned the 14th spot.