The Panther swimming and diving teams ended their semester by hosting a dual meet against Amherst. The women utilized their depth to defeat the Jeffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season by a 158-130 score, while the men fell by a 203-77 tally.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team split a pair of home NESCAC games inside Kenyon Arena to end the first semester. Amherst, ranked 15th, broke a 3-3 tie on a goal with 5:34 left in the third period en route to a 5-3 win on Friday over the Panthers. A day later, Middlebury scored the game’s first three goals and cruised to a 6-2 victory over Hamilton.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team recorded a pair of victories to end the first semester with an unbeaten 7-0 record headed to the holiday break. The Panthers cruised on Tuesday against in-state opponent St. Joseph’s (Vt.) for a 90-64 road victory. In Saturday’s semester finale inside Pepin Gymnasium, sophomore Matt St. Amour’s (Swanton, Vt.) layup with 1.5 seconds left in regulation propelled the Panthers to a 57-56 win over Skidmore.
The Middlebury women’s basketball team won two of three home games inside Pepin Gymnasium last week to close out the first semester. The Panthers mounted a second-half comeback attempt that came up just short, falling to in-state foe Norwich on Tuesday by a 55-49 score. On Friday, Middlebury jumped on Alfred State early in the game and cruised to a 70-52 win, while the blue and white needed overtime for a thrilling 66-63 victory on Saturday against Skidmore.
The Middlebury men's squash team sent three players to the Division III Individual Championships hosted by Wesleyan University to close out the first semester of competition. Junior Andrew Jung (Mercer Island, Wash.) competed as one of 16 players in the 'A' bracket, while rookie William Kurth (Tenafly, N.J.) and junior David Cromwell (Baltimore, Md.) were two of 24 competitors looking for a 'B' bracket championship.