Trailing 1-0, Middlebury scored the game's final three goals on its way to a 3-1 victory over Amherst (3-1, 1-1) on Dragone Field. The Panthers (5-0, 2-0) are off until next Saturday when they host Bowdoin at 11:00 a.m., while the Mammoths entertain Smith Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Amherst got on the board 12:31 into the game when Alexa Juarez's crossing pass along the goal line was knocked in by Caleigh Plant. The Mammoths nearly went up 2-0 less than a minute later when Rubii Tamen's blast from long distance hit the crossbar, as Panther keeper Ursula Alwang was just able to get a piece of it.
Middlebury evened the game when Sabrina Glaser lofted a great shot from 25 yards out on the left side that sailed over the head of Amherst goalie Erica Sanders.
The Panthers went on top 2-1 just 41 seconds into half number two with the second of the game and third of the season from Glaser. Eliza Robinson played a long pass up to Glaser, who quickly one-touched the ball before driving it into the far-right corner of the net.
Middlebury gained some breathing room in the 65th minute. Talia Rubino played a nice ball into the box that was chested by an Amherst player, before Middlebury's Ellie Greenberg had a quick touch and then knocked it into the far side of the net.
Amherst's best chance to cut into the lead came in the 81st minute when Natalie Landau's blast from 15 yards out hit the right post.
The Mammoths held a slim 19-18 shots advantage in the game and led 7-2 in corner kicks. Alwang finished eight saves in goal to earn the win, while Sanders (6 saves, 71 min.) and Antonia Tammaro (1 save, 19 min.) each played for Amherst.
Middlebury is now 5-0 for the first time since 2012 and has outscored its opponents, 16-2. The three goals allowed today by Amherst were the first three of the season.