PANTHER TEAMMATES CELEBRATE after Danielle Brown tallies the third Middlebury goal against Hamilton on Saturday in the NESCAC semifinal.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — In Sunday’s NESCAC championship game on its own turf, the Middlebury College field hockey team found itself trailing in the fourth quarter.
The top-seeded Panthers had only trailed twice in the fourth quarter all season, including in their only loss, 1-0 on the road to No. 3 Tufts, their opponent on Sunday.
But the Panthers rallied for the win, getting the tying goal from freshman Katie George — with plenty of help from junior Danielle Brown and seniors Allison Denby and Marissa Baker — and the game-winner from Baker with 3.9 seconds to go in overtime, on a rebound of a shot from...
THE PANTHER FOOTBALL team and Coach Bob Ritter celebrate their 9-0 season and sole possession of the NESCAC title after defeating host Tufts on Saturday.
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MEDFORD, Mass. – The Middlebury College football team on Saturday defeated host Tufts, 31-24, to win the NESCAC championship and become the first program in NESCAC history to finish with a 9-0 record.
The landmark victory came in a season during which Coach Bob Ritter also earned his 100th victory and third league title.
The undefeated season is just the third in program history, as the 2019 squad joins the 8-0 teams of 1936 and 1972 in earning that distinction.
Against the 4-5 Jumbos the Panthers took a 7-0 lead on their second possession, when quarterback Will Jernigan capped an eight-play...