Sixth-Ranked Women’s Soccer Claims Two NESCAC Wins

Panther Simone Ameer netted her second goal of the season in Saturday's victory.
Panther Simone Ameer netted her second goal of the season in Saturday's victory.

The sixth-ranked Middlebury women’s soccer team earned a pair of NESCAC victories last weekend. The Panthers scored three times in the opening half during a 3-1 home triumph Saturday over Bowdoin. A day later, the Panthers tallied the only goal of the match in the 77th minute for a 1-0 road win at Hamilton.

  • Middlebury scored 3:36 into Saturday’s contest when senior Alex Barber (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) put in a hard shot a Bowdoin defender. Junior Sabrina Glaser (Glastonbury, Conn.) made it 2-0 when scored from 20 yards out, while sophomore Simone Ameer (Washington, D.C.) hooked a shot inside the far post with 4.4 seconds showing on the clock for a three-goal halftime lead.
  • The Polar Bears spoiled Middlebury's bid for a shutout when they scored with seven seconds left.
  • Sophomore Leah Salzman (Montreal, Que.) ran onto a long clear by a Panther defender, rolling a shot just inside the left post for the game's only score against the Continentals with 13:34 left on the clock.
  • Junior goalkeeper Ursula Alwang (Weston, Conn.) combined to make 11 saves during the two wins, including seven against Hamilton for her second shutout of the season.
  • Middlebury’s 7-0-0 start has matched the 2009 team which opened the year with seven-straight victories.

• Women’s soccer record: 7-0-0
• Up next: 9/29 at Colby – 11:00 a.m., 9/30 at New England College – 12:00 p.m.