Middlebury won its fourth NESCAC Championship in the last five years, as the Panthers posted a pair of sub-300 rounds on Saturday and Sunday to capture the 2015 title. The league crown is the seventh overall for the Panthers, who receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. The event will take place from May 12-15 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. The NESCAC Championship was held at the par-71, 6,315-yard Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College.
Taking part in the 2015 NESCAC Outdoor Championship, the Middlebury women's track & field team finished third, while the men were fourth in the event hosted by Williams on Williamson Field. Williams claimed the women's crown with 170 points just ahead of Tufts' 148 points and Middlebury's 98 points, while the Tufts men won the team title (169.3) ahead of Williams (164), Bates (109.5) and Middlebury (73).
The third-ranked Middlebury women's lacrosse team posted a pair of victories last week on Kohn Field. On Wednesday in the regular-season finale, the Panthers earned a 13-11 victory over Williams. In Saturday’s NESCAC Quarterfinal, the Panthers battled back from a three-goal deficit and scored the last four goals in a 9-8 victory over Amherst.
The ninth-ranked Middlebury men’s lacrosse team split a pair of games last week with Williams. The Ephs outscored the Panthers by a 4-1 score during the fourth quarter for a 14-11 win Wednesday on a rainy Farley-Lamb Field. Middlebury turned the tables and defeated Williams 14-13 during Saturday’s NESCAC Quarterfinal game played on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium.
The Middlebury women's tennis team, ranked eighth nationally, earned a narrow 5-4 home victory over third-ranked Amherst in its final regular season match at Proctor Tennis Courts. The Panthers (9-5, 5-2) will return to the court when they play host to the NESCAC Championship next Friday through Sunday.
The Middlebury softball team posted a 2-1 week, including a doubleheader sweep at home over Plymouth State. The Panthers won both ends of Thursday’s twinbill by scores of 1-0 and 9-1 in six innings. On Sunday in a NESCAC West makeup game rescheduled from late March, Middlebury fell to Wesleyan on the road by a 2-1 tally. The Panthers earn the second seed in the NESCAC West and will visit the top-seeded NESCAC East squad, Tufts, in the first game of the double-elimination NESCAC Tournament on Friday.
The Middlebury baseball team tallied a 2-2 week during four games last week. The Panthers scored seven runs in the second inning en route to a 7-2 victory Tuesday over St. Michael’s on Forbes Field, and followed that with a 4-2 win Thursday at home over St. Joseph (Vt.). In a Saturday doubleheader on the road at Trinity, Middlebury fell by scores of 4-2 and 8-0 in a pair of seven-inning games.
The Middlebury women's golf team closed out its season by competing in the Williams Spring Invitational Tournament. The Panthers placed third overall (643) in the six-team event, while two teams from Williams took first (618) and second (640) place, respectively.
The sixth-ranked Middlebury men's tennis dropped its regular-season finale, falling 9-0 on the road to #4 Amherst in a matchup of the region's top-two teams. The Panthers see an eight-match winning streak come to an end, falling to 16-3 overall and 6-1 in the NESCAC, while the Jeffs improve to 19-4 and 8-0.