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.