No. 18 Panthers Stay Unbeaten With Win at Roger Williams

Leah Salzman had a goal and an assist in Sunday's win.
Leah Salzman had a goal and an assist in Sunday's win.

The Middlebury women's soccer team scored twice in a span of 6:14 early in Sunday's first half, tacking on a second-half score en route to a 3-0 road win at Roger Williams (1-4). The 18th-ranked Panthers (3-0) return to action with their fourth match in eight days when they host Plattsburgh State on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

The Panthers got on the scoreboard first with just under 10 minutes elapsed. Leah Salzman found Virginia Charman near the top of the penalty box, as Charman ripped a shot that deflected off Hawk goalie Morgan Strassburg at the 9:56 mark.

Roger Williams' best scoring chance of the contest came in the 12th minute. Jodie Lavigne passed the ball up the field to Sinead Hanley, who hit the crossbar with an attempt that bounded away.

Middlebury doubled its lead in the 17th minute following a turnover by the hosts. Salzman tallied her second goal of the season when she tapped in a cross from teammate Abigail Blyler at 16:14.

In the second half, the Panthers made it a 3-0 score on Eliza Robinson's initial goal of the year. Robinson lofted a long chip shot from the right side over goalie Morgan McCutcheon's head at the 72:51 mark.

Middlebury held a decided 21-1 advantage in shots and took three of the four corner kicks in the match. The Panther defense has not allowed a goal in the last 254:19 of action.

Ursula Alwang played the first 79:50 of action in front of the Panther goal and didn't need to make a save, while Sachi Howson logged the final 10:10 for her first career action. Strassburg had four stops for the Hawks in the first half, while McCutcheon tallied three in the second stanza.