LEXINGTON, Va. — The Middlebury College field hockey team edged previously undefeated and top-ranked Bowdoin 1-0, in a game played at Washington and Lee on Sunday to win its second NCAA Division III championship and its first since 1998.
The 20-2 Panthers, who began the tournament ranked No. 3, set a school record for wins and in the tournament defeated No. 5 Franklin & Marshall, No. 6 William Smith and, in a Saturday semifinal, No. 2 The College of New Jersey, the defending champion, 4-1.