The Middlebury men’s soccer team posted a 2-1 record during three games last week. The Panthers scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-0 road win at Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) on Tuesday. On Saturday in home NESCAC play, Bowdoin's Drake Byrd scored the match's lone goal with just 11 under minutes elapsed for a 1-0 victory. Returning to the road a day later, the Panthers tallied a 2-1 double-overtime league win at Hamilton.
- Junior Ben Potter (Evanston, Ill.) scored in the 12th and 40th minutes, respectively against Mount Saint Mary, while sophomore Raffi Barsamian (Sherborn, Mass.) and Fazl Shaikh (Scarsdale, N.Y.) also added scores.
- The Panthers held an 11-3 advantage in shots, including an 8-1 margin in the first half.
- The Polar Bears tallied the only goal at the 10:57 mark when Drake Byrd rifled a right-footed shot that rode the wind from 22 yards away, tucking in under the upper-left corner.
- Hamilton took a 1-0 lead early in the second half when Jefri Schmidt scored on a set piece with an assist from Jeff Plump.
- Middlebury earned the equalizer with 6:43 remaining on a corner kick. Barsamian served the ball to a pack of Panthers inside the box, before junior Henry Wilhelm (Shaker Heights, Ohio) was able to redirect it into the back of the net.
- The game-winning tally came with just 1:37 left in the second overtime on a corner kick. Shaikh served the ball to the box, where junior David Oudet (Denver, Colo.) scored on a header to the near corner of the net for his first career goal.
- Sophomore goalie Matthew Hyer (Sudbury, Mass.) ranks fourth in the NESCAC in goals against average (0.47) and fifth in save percentage (.870).
• Men’s soccer record: 3-2-1
• Up next: 9/29 at Colby – 1:30 p.m., 9/30 at Maine-Farmington – 1:00 p.m.