March 21, 2012

Middlebury Stomps Skidmore

from press release

- Middlebury improved to 3-0 on the season with a 16-5 road win at Skidmore. The Thoroughbreds suffer their first loss of the year and move to 3-1, while the Panthers return to action on Saturday with their home-opener vs. Wesleyan at 11:00 a.m.

Middlebury got out to a fast start as Elizabeth Garry and Stephanie Gill scored 22 seconds apart to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. Lauren Madden answered right back for Skidmore taking a pass from Lexi Melville to cut the lead to 2-1 at 21:13. But the seventh-ranked Panthers came back strong, going on an 8-0 run behind three goals from Liza Herzog to take a 10-1 lead.

The Thoroughbreds responded with back-to-back goals from Christy Sutherland and Madden to chip away at the lead, but Ellen Halle capped off the scoring in the half with a free position goal to give Middlebury an 11-3 lead at the half.

The Panthers scored the first three goals of the second half before Melville and Robin Fetterolf tallied goals to answer back for Skidmore, but Middlebury scored the final two goals of the game to earn the 16-5 victory.

Madden finished with two goals, while Melville had a goal and an assist and Ali Evans finished with three ground balls and three draw controls. Rachel Klein finished with eight saves in goal.

For the Panthers, Gill tallied a game-high five points on three goals and two assists, while Herzog and Garry each had three points and Margaret Souther had a goal and six draw controls. Lily Nguyen earned the win in goal, while Alyssa Palomba finished with one save in the final 14:20.

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