April 21, 2011

Middlebury's 14-Goal Run Sinks Skidmore

from press release

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Leading 2-1, Middlebury scored the game’s next 14 goals on its way to a 19-2 win over Skidmore (9-6) on Kohn Field. The 11th-rankd Panthers improve to 8-4 with the win and return to action at Tufts on Saturday. Middlebury has now won all 24 meetings between the schools.

Trailing 2-0, Lindsay Stavola scored from close range to cut the Panther lead in half. Lucy Jackson converted a feed from Ellen Halle from behind the net, before Middlebury ran off four goals in a 1:39 span to take a 7-1 advantage on a free position tally from Sally Ryan at the 13:04 mark. The Panthers later scored twice in 18 seconds before adding three more first half scores for a 12-1 lead at the break.

Margaret Souther scored with a side-arm shot around a defender early in the second half, before Ryan quickly converted a feed from Halle at the 24:26 mark. Halle followed with a pair of free position tallies, giving the Panthers a 16-1 advantage. Skidmore’s Kimberly Segalas broke up the scoring drought with 7:41 remaining, driving to the goal and converting after a feed from Stavola. Dani DeMarco scored from Alice Pfeifer, before feeding Casey Flight for her first career tally with 2:25 remaining.

Ryan led all scorers with six goals, followed by Jackson with three and Halle with two goals and two assists. Michaela Colbert won six draw controls in the contest. Segalas had a goal and three draw controls for Skidmore, while Stavola earned a goal, an assist and two caused turnovers.

Lily Nguyen made five saves in 53 minutes, while Alyssa Palomba saw seven minutes of action for Middlebury. Rachel Klein made eight saves in 53 minutes of action for the Thoroughbreds, while Lexi Melville played the final 17 minutes.

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