Panthers Earn Shutout Win at Plattsburgh

Virginia Charman put the Panthers up 1-0.
Virginia Charman put the Panthers up 1-0.

The Middlebury women's soccer team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 2-0 shutout victory at Plattsburgh State (3-1) on Wednesday night. The fifth-ranked Panthers return to action on Saturday with a NESCAC contest against Bowdoin at noon.

Virginia Charman put the Panthers on top at the 13:06 mark of the first half. Olivia Miller served a corner kick from the right side, before Charman headed the ball into the back on the net for her first of the year.

Leah Salzman netted her first of the season 3:31 before the half expired, putting Middlebury up, 2-0. Salzman won a race to the ball 10 yards out and was challenged by Plattsburgh goalkeeper Julia Ennis (7 saves). As the two came together, the ball continued forward before Salzman knocked it into the back of the net.

The Cardinals turned up the heat in the second half, with some great chances to get back into the game. Just 57 seconds in, Emily Frodyma put a head on a nice crossing pass, but the shot sailed over the crossbar.

Plattsburgh had some other good looks throughout the half, but the Panther defense stood strong to record its third shutout of the season.

Middlebury held a slim 14-13 shots advantage in the game, as Ursula Alwang made three stops in goal to earn the win.