Playing host to the NESCAC Cross Country Championships for the first time since 2003, the Middlebury women's cross country team claimed its 13th overall title, while the men finished a strong third on a windy and cool Saturday in Vermont. The women, ranked third nationally, scored 38 points to edge seventh-ranked and runner-up Williams' 47. The Middlebury men, ranked ninth nationally, had 80 points behind champion and third-ranked Williams (39) and seventh-ranked Colby (76).
The Middlebury men’s soccer team posted a 1-0-1 record last week, including a victory via a penalty-kick shootout during the NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals. The Panthers blanked Plymouth State on Wednesday in their regular-season finale by a 2-0 score. On Saturday, fourth-seeded Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals by a 5-4 edge in penalty kicks following a 1-1 tie against fifth-seeded Wesleyan. The Panthers will meet sixth-seeded Bowdoin on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Amherst.
The third-ranked Middlebury field hockey team, seeded number two in the NESCAC Tournament, advanced to the semifinal round for the 12th time in 15 years with a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals over Colby (9-7) on Kohn Field. The Panthers advance to next Saturday's semifinals at Bowdoin and will meet third-seeded Trinity at 1:30 p.m.
The Middlebury women's soccer team advanced to the NESCAC semifinals for the 11th time in 15 years after a 1-0 road win at Amherst on Saturday afternoon. The fifth-seeded Panthers will visit top-seeded Williams for an 11:00 a.m. semifinal kickoff on Saturday.
Middlebury junior quarterback Matt Milano (New Canaan, Conn.) threw three of his four touchdown passes to junior Matthew Minno (Tallahassee, Fla.) as the Panthers cruised to a 37-9 NESCAC win at Hamilton's Steuben Field. Middlebury posted its fourth-straight win overall and its 19th in a row against Hamilton. The game marked the 35th playing of the Old Rocking Chair Classic. The Panthers have won 27 of those games, and lead the all-time series with the Continentals by a 42-15 count.
The Middlebury volleyball team split a pair of home NESCAC matches last weekend inside Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers eased past Connecticut College in straight sets on Friday evening, but fell in the regular-season finale Saturday afternoon to Tufts, 3-1. Middlebury will battle fifth-seeded Bowdoin on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals hosted by Tufts.