Middlebury sophomore Noah Farrell (Wilton, Conn.) won six matches over the course of three days on his way to capturing the singles title during the 2015 USTA/ITA Men's Tennis Regional Championship hosted by Williams. He is the first Panther since Andy Peters in 2009 to take the singles crown. Farrell, along with the other winners from each regional, advance to the Small College Championships at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, South Carolina from October 15-18, 2015.
Playing host to the 2015 USTA/ITA New England Regional on Proctor Tennis Courts, the Middlebury women's tennis team had several players take part in event. Panther junior Lily Bondy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) advanced to Sunday morning’s semifinal match with some impressive wins over the first two days of action.
The Middlebury volleyball team tallied an unblemished 4-0 record last week in four road matches. The Panthers were victorious by 3-1 scores on Wednesday against in-state foe St. Michael’s and Friday in NESCAC play over Hamilton inside Margaret Bundy Field House. On Saturday, Middlebury completed the perfect week with wins over Ramapo (3-2) and Sage (3-1) at the Skidmore Classic.
The Middlebury men’s soccer team recorded a 1-0-1 record during a pair of matches last week. On Tuesday, the Panthers scored five goals in the first half on their way to a 6-0 home victory over Colby-Sawyer. Returning to the road, Middlebury earned a double-overtime 0-0 draw with host Bowdoin in NESCAC action Saturday afternoon on Pickard Field.
The Middlebury football team opened its season with an exciting 28-25 road win over Wesleyan on Andrus Field. Senior quarterback Matt Milano (New Canaan, Conn.) went 22-34 in the game, throwing for 337 yards with three touchdown passes, while junior Ryan Rizzo (Needham, Mass.) caught five passes for 126 yards to pace the Panthers.
The Middlebury women's golf team finished third among 14 teams competing at the Mount Holyoke Invitational. Williams won the event with a 605, followed by NYU (635), Middlebury (646) and Amherst (651). Action took place at the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
The Panther cross country teams both turned in strong performances at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams on a pleasant Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Greylock Regional High School course. The women, who entered the weekend ranked seventh nationally, finished second in the event with 66 points behind only sixth-ranked Williams' point total of 39, while the Middlebury men, ranked 26th, were sixth of 22 teams with 154 points.
Middlebury sophomore Annie Leonard (Darien, Conn.) tied Saturday's game at 1-1 in the 60th minute, but a goal in the 67th minute by Bowdoin on a penalty stroke lifted the second-ranked Polar Bears to a 2-1 home victory over fourth-ranked Middlebury on Ryan Field.
The Middlebury women’s soccer team fell twice on the road last week. Plattsburgh State scored in the 105th minute of Tuesday’s match for a 2-1 double-overtime win over the Panthers. During NESCAC play on Saturday, Bowdoin tallied the match’s lone goal in the 21st minute on its way to a 1-0 win.