Second-ranked Middlebury saw its season come to an end, falling to fourth-ranked The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon by a 2-0 score in the NCAA Semifinals on Washington & Lee's Turf Field. The game marked the first time the two teams had met since the 2011 national final. The Panthers conclude their season at 19-2, tying a program record with the 19 victories. TCNJ won the national championship with a 2-0 win over Bowdoin.
The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted by Wilmington College (Ohio) and the Warren County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The races were contested at the Golf Center at King's Island in Mason, Ohio. The Middlebury women finished the day sixth among 32 teams, while the Panther men were 13th among 32 competing squads.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team remained unbeaten for the young season with a pair of victories during the Bridgewater State Invitational inside the Tinsley Center. The Panthers cruised past Medgar Evers on Saturday by a score of 99-45, and captured the tournament title Sunday to improve to 4-0 with a 72-67 victory over Clark. Senior Dylan Sinnickson (Sands Point, N.Y.) was named the tournament Most Valuable Player for the second-consecutive weekend, while classmate Hunter Merryman (San Marino, Calif.) also earned his second-straight spot on the all-tournament team.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team went undefeated with a 1-0-1 record during a pair of NESCAC home games last weekend. The Panthers earned a 2-2 tie with Tufts on Friday evening inside Kenyon Arena. A day later, Middlebury gained two conference points via a 3-2 victory over Connecticut College.
The Middlebury women’s basketball team split a pair of tightly-contested road games last week. The Panthers earned a 64-62 win over Castleton on Thursday inside Glenbrook Gym, but fell Saturday to Salve Regina by a 61-54 count.
Playing its 2014-15 home-opening match, the 15th-ranked Middlebury women's squash team blanked 27th-ranked Tufts 9-0 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 3-1 for the young season. Junior Saskia Pownall-Gray (Weston, Conn.) set the tone for the Panthers with an 11-0, 11-3, 11-5 victory in the top slot. Sophomore Audrey Ellen (New York, N.Y.) allowed just two points at #8 (11-0, 11-1, 11-1), as all eight matches that were contested were won in straight sets.
The 19th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team opened the home portion of its 2014-15 season Sunday afternoon with a convincing 9-0 victory over Tufts. Sophomore Ben Krant (Williamstown, Mass.) surrendered just four points in his victory at #7, while junior David Cromwell (Baltimore, Md.) allowed his opponent six points at #6 as all nine matches were won in straight sets.
The fourth-ranked Middlebury women’s hockey team went 1-1 during its NESCAC road weekend at Trinity. The Bantams knocked off the Panthers by a 4-3 score on Saturday, but Middlebury rebounded Sunday for a convincing 7-2 win.
The Panther swimming and diving teams continued their seasons with the first home meet of the year against Tufts and Keene State. The Middlebury women edged by Tufts by a score of 163.5-135.5 and Keene State 156-144, while the men lost to Tufts 191-103 and Keene State 200-80.