Connecticut College 1, #7 Middlebury College 0
Camels Stun Seventh Ranked & Undefeated Panthers
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Astrid Kempainen (Chazy, N.Y.) unloaded with a 25 yard blast for a goal in the 56th minute of action to lead the Connecticut College women's soccer team to stunning 1-0 shutout victory against the seventh ranked and previously undefeated Middlebury College Panthers Sunday.
The Camels improve their record 3-6-1 and are 1-6 in NESCAC play, while the Panthers fall to 8-1-1 with 5-1-1 mark in conference action.
"This was a huge win for us and all of Camel nation to celebrate in front of our home fans," Connecticut College Norm Riker said in his post-game interview. "Astrid has been a leader for us on and off the field and she really just made a great play on the ball. The team has been working hard all season so it's great to see that effort show up in the win column for us."
Junior midfielder Aina Torres (Barcelona, Spain) assisted on the difference making goal. Sophomore Natalie Signor (Glastonbury, Conn.) made six saves in the shutout win for the hosts.
Much credit has to go to the Camel backfield who kept the Panthers off balance. Morgan Cowie-Haskell (Marshfield, Mass.), Amanda Onofrio (Greenwich, Conn.) and Rebecca Raymond (Lowell, Mass.) all contributed with some stellar defensive play in the backfield.
Senior Tori Frank (Fall River, Mass.) and Ali McKeigue (Arlington, Mass.) both provided key contributions as did numerous other Camels in the contest.
Elizabeth Foody (Ottawa, Ont.) made one save in the first half for Middlebury. Jocelyn Remmert (Pelham, N.Y.) stopped two shots in relief duty.
October 7, 2012