The Middlebury men's golf team won the 2014 NESCAC Qualifier hosted by Hamilton at the Skenandoa Golf Club. The Panthers fought off a tough charge by the host school, winning the event with a 599 after a 302 on day two. Hamilton shot a 299 on day two to finish with a 600, followed by Trinity and Williams who tied for third, each shooting a 604.
Williams extended its 20-stroke day one lead to 41 as it dominated the Middlebury Invitational/NESCAC Tournament with a two-day total of 619. Middlebury followed with a 660, while Amherst (672) placed third. The 11-team event took place at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College.
Middlebury junior Matt Milano (New Canaan, Conn.) threw for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Panthers in a 27-7 victory over Colby at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium. Milano went 22-33 and had no interceptions on a day when Middlebury had 458 yards of total offense.
During a pair of weekend road matches, the Middlebury field hockey team defeated NESCAC foe Colby by a 3-1 count on Saturday in Maine. The team turned around a day later, cruising past ninth-ranked Montclair State on Sunday by a 9-1 tally in a match played in Albany, New York.
The Middlebury men’s tennis team hosted the 2014 USTA/ITA Men's Tennis Regional Championship. The three-day event took place both on Proctor Courts and indoors in Nelson Arena from Friday through Sunday, September 26-28.
The Panther cross country teams both turned in strong performances at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams on an unseasonably warm Saturday at the Mt. Greylock Regional High School course. The women, who entered the weekend ranked eighth nationally, finished second in the event with 65 points behind only fourth-ranked MIT's 36, while the Middlebury men, ranked 29th, were sixth with 152 points.
The Middlebury volleyball team posted a 2-1 week during a trio of matches last week. On Friday in a NESCAC match, Hamilton edged by the Panthers, 3-1. Middlebury responded with a pair of 3-0 victories Saturday over St. John Fisher and host Skidmore during the Skidmore Classic.
The Middlebury men’s soccer team split a pair of road matches last week. The Panthers scored a trio of goals in the final 30 minutes on their way to a 3-0 non-conference victory Wednesday over Colby-Sawyer. The tables were turned during Saturday’s NESCAC match with Colby, as the Mules scored three times in the second stanza and handed the Panthers their first loss of the season, 3-0.