The second-ranked Middlebury women's lacrosse team produced two victories during a pair of games last week. On Tuesday, the Panthers snapped Union's four-game winning streak with a 12-8 road victory, as Middlebury trailed 5-3 and tallied seven-straight goals en route to the victory. The Panthers came home to Kohn Field on Saturday and cruised past Bates, 18-6.
The sixth-ranked Middlebury men's tennis team posted a perfect 3-0 record last week in a trio of home contests. On Wednesday, the Panthers were victorious by an 8-1 score in a NESCAC match over #14 Williams and followed it up with a 6-2 league win Friday over Tufts. Both matches were contested inside the Duke Nelson Recreation Center. In a match featuring a battle of top-six nationally-ranked foes, Middlebury took four of six singles matches and defeated #2 Emory 6-3 in a showdown outside on the Proctor Tennis Courts.
The Middlebury softball team posted a 4-1 week, including a 2-1 series win during a NESCAC West series at Hamilton. The Panthers started the week with a 5-4 win in eight innings over Johnson State, followed by a 17-0 victory in five innings during Tuesday’s nightcap. In games played Saturday at Utica, the Panthers won the opener 9-1 in five innings, while the Continentals came back and took the nightcap, 6-3. In Sunday’s game back at Hamilton, Middlebury tallied a 1-0 victory in 10 innings and took the series.
Middlebury competed in its first match in the northeast this spring as the Panthers took part in the Manhattanville/NYU Spring Invitational, co-hosted by Manhattanville and New York University at the Forest Hill Field Club. The Panthers finished in a third-place tie with Skidmore, as both teams posted a 619 total. Williams and Rensselaer each shot a 617 to claim the team title.
The Middlebury women's golf team finished fourth among 12 teams taking part in the 2015 Vassar College Invitational. Action took place on the par-72, 5,852-yard Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie, New York. Williams won event with a 617, followed by NYU (632), Ithaca (657) and the Panthers (661).
The Middlebury men's lacrosse team posted a 1-1 record last week. The sixth-ranked Panthers jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back in a 16-8 victory Wednesday over Springfield on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. On Saturday, Middlebury ran into a Bates team that was firing on all cylinders, falling on the road by a 14-9 score.
In a battle of top-10 nationally-ranked opponents on Saturday, the eighth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell to #1 Williams by a score of 7-2 in a NESCAC match played outdoors on Middlebury's Proctor Tennis Courts.
The Middlebury track and field teams took part Saturday in the Dick Farley Invitational hosted by Williams on the Lee Track. The meet featured teams from across the New England region and was non-scoring.
The Middlebury baseball team lost two of three games last weekend during a NESCAC West home series against Hamilton at Forbes Field. The Panthers scored five times in the second inning and six more in the third on their way to an 11-5 win, but Hamilton held off a late comeback attempt by Middlebury in the nightcap for a 10-8 win. In Sunday’s rubber match, the Continentals claimed the series with a 5-1 victory.