Middlebury snapped Skidmore's 13-match winning streak, topping the Thoroughbreds 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20) at the Williamson Sports Center. Skidmore falls to 15-5 on the season, while the Panthers improve to 13-4.
The teams battle back and forth in every set, but Middlebury was able to pull away late and secure the victories.
For the Panthers it was a balanced attack led by Olivia Kolodka, Amy Hart and Megan Jarchow all finishing with double-digit kills. Caitlin Barrett chipped in with 21 digs and Kathryn Haderlein added 35 assists. As a team, Middlebury had 10 service aces led by three from Hart.
For Skidmore, Carolyn Bottelier posted a double-double with 16 kills and 15 digs to lead the way. Mallory Mendelsohn finished with 30 assists to go along with seven digs, while Maureen Mahoney had 11 digs and Aria Goodman tallied seven kills and six digs.
The Thoroughbreds return to Liberty League action on Friday when they take on Vassar and RIT in Poughkeepsie, while the Panthers travel to Amherst.