March 27, 2010

No. 10 Middlebury Cruises Past Camels

from press release

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.
– Middlebury scored seven of eight goals during a 20-minute stretch, earning a 14-6 win over Connecticut College in a game played on Kohn Field. The Panthers (4-1) move to 19-1 all-time vs. the Camels (2-3), as they return to action at Babson on Thursday. Middlebury came out firing, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the game's first 6:18. Dana Heritage scored the final two goals during the opening run, including one on free position shot.

Connecticut College answered right back, scoring the next three goals to make it a 4-3 game at the 16:48 mark. The Panthers scored four of the next five goals to take an 8-4 lead into the intermission. The Camels had several free position shots in the first half, but were only able to convert 1-5, while the Panthers cashed in on three of four chances.

Middlebury took a commanding 11-4 lead in the first 3:04 of the second half. Margaret Souther scored the third of her three goals during the run, as did Sally Ryan. Abby Hill answered for Conn., while Heritage scored her game-high fourth goal at the 23:21 mark to make it a 12-5 game. Michaela Colbert scored the next two goals on free position shots, while Hill closed out the scoring with her second of the game.

Heritage's four goals led Middlebury, followed by three apiece from Souther and Ryan and a pair from Colbert. Catherine Gotwald caused three turnovers and picked up four ground balls in the win.

Connecticut College held a 31-26 advantage in shots, including an 18-9 margin in the second half. Middlebury keeper Lily Nguyen was solid, making 15 saves before giving way to Becca Shaw who played the final few minutes of the contest. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk ended the game with four saves for the Camels. Conn. went 1-11 on free position opportunities, while Middlebury ended the game 5-6.


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