Middlebury women's lacrosse too much for Camels

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team bounced back from an opening upset the week before to thump visiting Connecticut this past Saturday, 19-2. The 1-1 Panthers, ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, were set to host RPI on Wednesday before visiting Wesleyan at noon on Saturday.

Against Connecticut College (1-2 overall, 0-1 in NESCAC) this past weekend, the Panthers allowed the game’s first goal 15 seconds after the opening draw, but responded with a 9-0 run to take command.

After the Camels scored quickly, they did not find the net again until early in the second half. That goal made it 9-2, and the Panthers closed the game on a 10-0 run.

Bridget Instrum, Alli Sciarretta and Chrissy Ritter each scored three goals in the win, Katie Ritter picked up two goals and two assists. Hollis Perticone, Bea Eppler and Delaina Smith tallied two apiece twice, while Perticone added five draw controls, four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Laurel Pascal finished with six draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Two Panther goalies shared time. Madeleine Kinker made a pair of saves in 46:16, while Alex Freeman played the last 13:44 in her collegiate debut. Two Camel goalies combined for nine stops.

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