The Middlebury volleyball team picked up three victories last week. In non-conference action Wednesday, the Panthers cruised past host Skidmore 3-0. During a pair of NESCAC home matches, Middlebury held on for a 3-2 victory Friday evening over Bowdoin, followed on Saturday afternoon by a 3-0 win against Colby.
The third-ranked Middlebury field hockey team recorded a trio of victories last week over NESCAC foes. The Panthers tallied three second-half goals en route to a 3-0 win on Williamson Field Tuesday at Williams. The team edged past 17th-ranked Trinity on Saturday by a 1-0 score on Sheppard Field, and followed it up with a 7-0 win Sunday over Hamilton.
The Middlebury women's cross country team posted a runner-up finish, while the men's squad finished eighth during the 2014 Open New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston. The second-place showing for the women marked the best finish at the event in program history, as both teams respective finishes were the best among Division III teams racing. Each field featured nearly 40 teams from all three NCAA divisions.
The Middlebury football team improved to 2-2 on the season with a dramatic 23-20 overtime victory at Williams on Saturday afternoon. Junior Matt Milano (New Canaan, Conn.) found senior Brendan Rankowitz (Westport, Conn.) for a 14-yard scoring strike on the team's first possession in overtime to give the Panthers the victory. The win is the team's third straight over the Ephs.
The Middlebury men’s soccer team posted a 1-0-1 record during a pair of NESCAC road contests last week. The Panthers battled host Trinity Saturday for 110 minutes in Connecticut, but settled for a 1-1 tie in double overtime. On Sunday, sophomore Greg Conrad (Peabody, Mass.) scored a goal and assisted on the other in a 2-0 win over Hamilton in New York.
The Middlebury women's golf team wrapped up its fall season at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational hosted by Wellesley College. The Panthers placed third in the nine-team field, taking 18 strokes off their day one score with a 319 on day two, finishing with a 656. Williams won the event with a 624, followed by NYU (538). Action took place as the par 72, 5,860-yard Nehoiden Golf Club.
The Middlebury men's tennis team took part in the Wallach Invitational hosted by Bates over the weekend. Four singles flights and two doubles flights were contested, with four Panthers advancing to the finals.
The Middlebury men's golf team completed play during the two-day ECAC New England Division III Championship recording a fourth-place finish out of 22 teams. The Panthers ended action Sunday with a two-day total of 651, as Trinity won the event (622) followed by Williams (635) and UMass-Darmouth (648). Action took place at the Crumpin Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Massachusetts.
The Middlebury women’s soccer team recorded a 1-2 record last week. The Panthers fell on Dragone Field Tuesday to visiting St. Lawrence 3-1 in non-conference action. Middlebury returned to NESCAC play Saturday, as a late goal by Trinity lifted the Bantams to a 2-1 win in Connecticut. The Panthers rebounded holding off a late Hamilton charge for a 3-2 victory Sunday in New York.