The Middlebury women’s soccer team recorded a pair of upset victories last week. The Panthers scored two goals in the final minutes on their way to a 2-0 home NESCAC win over fourth-ranked Williams in the regular-season finale. On Saturday, sixth-seeded Middlebury knocked off third-seeded Amherst by a 3-2 score in a NESCAC Quarterfinal. Junior Amanda Hotvedt (Eagan, Minn.) scored with just 22 seconds remaining to give the Panthers the victory. Middlebury will visit top-seeded Williams for a semifinal game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., while Bowdoin takes on Trinity in the other semifinal contest at 1:30 p.m. The winners meet Sunday at noon for the NESCAC Championship.
The Middlebury men’s soccer team earned a pair of home victories last week. In the regular-season finale, junior Adam Glaser (Washington, D.C.) scored 5:02 into Wednesday’s overtime to lift the Panthers over Williams. Second-seeded Middlebury eased past Trinity by a 5-0 score in a quarterfinal contest on Saturday. The Panthers, who will host next weekend's semifinal and championship rounds, play eighth-seeded Wesleyan, who knocked off top-seeded Amherst, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Sixth-seeded Bowdoin and fourth-seeded Connecticut College will play in the other semifinal at 1:30 p.m., as the two victors play in Sunday's championship game at noon.
The third-ranked Middlebury field hockey team posted a pair of victories last week on Kohn Field. The Panthers concluded their regular season with a 4-1 victory Wednesday over #20 Williams. Middlebury, the second seed in the NESCAC Tournament, followed that performance up by outshooting seventh-seeded Hamilton Saturday by a 20-2 count on its way to an 8-1 win over the Continentals in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest. The Panthers advance to next weekend's semifinal round at Bowdoin, where they will meet Tufts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The host school takes on Amherst at 11:00 a.m., with the winners meeting for the NESCAC title at noon on Sunday.
Trinity scored on two of three Middlebury turnovers on its way to a 26-14 win over the Panthers (4-2) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers controlled the statistical game, outgaining the Bantams (6-0) 449-262 on the day, while holding a 34:36-25:24 edge in time of possession.
The Middlebury cross country teams took part in the NESCAC Championship races hosted by Wesleyan University at Long Lane Farm. The Panther women placed third in the 11-team race, while the men turned in a fifth-place finish.
The Middlebury volleyball team split a pair of home matches inside Pepin Gymnasium last weekend to conclude the regular season. The Panthers fell in three-tightly contested sets on Friday evening to Connecticut College (27-25, 25-20, 28-26), but rebounded for a four-set victory (22-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19) on Saturday afternoon over Tufts. Middlebury has earned the fourth seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, and the Panthers will take on fifth-seeded Tufts in the quarterfinals Friday evening at Bowdoin.