November 25th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III in the early going, opened its season this past weekend by sweeping a pair of games from NESCAC foe Trinity, 5-1 and 2-1.
The Panthers are back in action this weekend, when they and Plattsburgh State host the Panther-Cardinal Classic at Chip Kenyon Arena, in which Western and Eastern D-III powers will face off. Middlebury will take on Elmira on Friday at 4 p.m., and host Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sunday at 4 p.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team opened its season this past weekend with a pair of losses at a tournament hosted by Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y.
ONEONTA, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team opened its season this past weekend with a pair of wins in Oneonta College’s four-team tournament.
On Saturday, the Panthers edged Hartwick, 61-58, as freshman post player Catherine Harrison led the way with 20 points, nine rebounds and a key late block.
Hartwick led, 26-15, in the first half until the Panthers used a 7-0 run to come within three at 28-25 at the halftime break.
ADDISON COUNTY — Many girls’ soccer players from Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Vergennes union high schools earned postseason honors this fall from either the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League C Division.
Mount Abe’s Ernesta McIntosh earned the highest honor, being named the Lake Division offensive player of the year. She was also chosen as one of four Eagle Lake Division First-Team All-Stars, joining Jesse McKean, Lydia Pitts and Anna Hauman.
WINNECONNE, Wis. — The Middlebury College women’s and men’s cross country teams finished eighth and 24th, respectively, in the NCAA Division III championship races hosted on Saturday by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Winneconne, Wis.
Panthers Sebastian Matt and Abigail Nadler each earned All-American honors with their respective finishes. The Williams women and the Wisconsin-Eau Claire men won national crowns.
It’s funny, field hockey has a reputation as a sport that is constantly being interrupted by whistles.
I thought of that on Sunday afternoon while I sat in front of my computer and watched the Middlebury College team battle Bowdoin for the NCAA Division III title and win, 1-0.
Many more were probably glued to televisions watching a sport in which every play begins and ends with a whistle, and the athletes have to gather for a committee meeting before they decide what to do next. Yes, that would be football.
11/27 Midd. vs. Plattsburgh at Norwich (Northern Shootout) 4 p.m.
11/28 Midd. vs. TBD at Norwich............ TBD
12/4 Midd. at Conn. College................ 7 p.m.