MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team picked up a pair of non-league wins at home this past weekend to improve to 7-3-3. The Panthers, ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division III, return to action at Kenyon Arena this weekend, when they host NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.
On Friday, the Panthers edged Utica, 2-1, as Rachael St. Clair and Katarina Shuchuk each scored their first career goals and goalie Kiana Verplancke made 25 saves for her first collegiate win. The Panthers outshot Utica (9-5-1) by 33-26.