No. 10 Women’s Hockey Falls in NESCAC Championship

Anna Zumwinkle netted a power-play goal against Williams.
Anna Zumwinkle netted a power-play goal against Williams.

The 10th-ranked Middlebury women’s hockey team went 1-1 last weekend during the NESCAC Championships hosted by Williams. On Saturday afternoon, the second-seeded Panthers netted the game’s first three goals en route to a 3-1 victory over third-seeded Hamilton. The next day, Middlebury saw its run of three-straight NESCAC Championships come to an end, as the Ephs collected a 3-2 win over the Panthers.

  • Against the Continentals, a tally by sophomore Shayla Coates (Ayer’s Cliff, Que.) and a power-play goal from junior Sidney Portner (Andover, Minn.) gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead after two periods. The score was the first of her career by Coates.
  • Rookie Jenna Letterie (Winthrop, Mass.) recorded a shorthanded goal at the 7:08 mark of the third period for a 3-0 advantage.
  • Senior Katherine Jackson (Portsmouth, R.I.) skated in her 100th career game on Saturday for the Panthers.
  • Against Williams, sophomore Madie Leidt (Killingworth, Conn.) gave Middlebury a 1-0 lead at the 16:30 mark of the first period.
  • Trailing 2-1, junior Anna Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn.) tied the contest at 2-2 when her shot from the right point hit a body in front and squirted through the Eph goalie with 11:07 on the second-period clock.
  • Williams tallied the lone goal of the third period, as the Panthers had a score disallowed in the final minute for the 3-2 final score.
  • Junior goalie Lin Han (Toronto, Ont.) finished with a combined 35 saves for the Panthers over the two games.

• Women’s hockey final record: 16-8-3