#14 Middlebury College 14, Connecticut College 6
Camels Out-Shoot Panthers 31-to-26 in Setback
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 14th ranked Panthers (4-1, 2-1) handed the Camels their second straight loss (2-3, 0-3).
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. But The Panthers scored four of the next five goals to take an 8-4 lead into the intermission and opened the second half with three quick strikes to take hold of a commanding 11-4 advantage.
The Camels held an 18-to-9 advantage in shots in the second half and out-shot the Panthers 31-to-26 in the contest. Connecticut College edged the Panthers 15-to-13 in the ground ball battle.
Dana Heritage scored four goals to lead the Panthers while Margaret Souther and Sally Ryan each contributed with three scores. Connecticut College junior Abby Hill scored her ninth and 10th goals of the season. Sara Christopher dished out two assists for the Camels, who out-shot the Panthers 31-to-26 in the setback.
Senior defender Kristen Dirmaier collected three ground balls to go with a pair of caused turnovers. Middlebury College sophomore Lily Nguyen stopped 15 shots before giving way to Becca Shaw who played the final few minutes of the contest. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk made four saves in the contest for Connecticut College.
The Camels will return home to host Roger Williams University this Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
March 27, 2010