Panther field hockey wins three, earns No. 3 ranking
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team picked up two recent NESCAC wins, including the 200th of Coach Katharine DeLorenzo’s Panther career.
In 11 years at Middlebury, DeLorenzo’s record stands at 201-50. Overall, DeLorenzo’s career record as a head coach, including several years at Skidmore, sits at 295-114-2. The Panthers will play at Trinity and Hamilton this weekend.
DeLorenzo’s milestone win came at home on Saturday, when the Panthers (9-1, 5-1 NESCAC), ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III, rolled to a 6-1 victory over No. 7 Tufts.
Pam Schulman tallied two goals and assisted on a career-high three others to spark Middlebury and was named the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week.
The Panthers got on the board 2:21 into the match on a penalty corner, Schulman shot toward the goal from eight yards out, and Annie Leonard knocked it in. About eight minutes later, Schulman dribbled down the left side of the field to the end line and set up Bridget Instrum’s tap-in for a 2-0 lead.
Early in the second half, Schulman set up Leonard on another penalty corner. At 39:58, Schulman scored during a goalmouth scramble, and about eight minutes later, Instrum dribbled down the left side and fed Schulman, who put it home.
Tufts got on the board during a penalty corner. Dominique Zarrella redirected a Dakota Sikes-Kelip shot at 61:39.
Just 37 seconds later, Hollis Petricone capped the Panther scoring, with an assist from Josie Trichka. Goalie Emily Knapp tallied four saves for Middlebury, while Brianna Keenan was credited with nine stops for the Jumbos.
On Tuesday, the Panthers won at Williams, 3-0, by breaking through for three goals in the final 27 minutes.
In the scoreless first half, the Panthers outshot the Ephs (6-3, 3-2) by 7-1. Middlebury came out of the halftime break with four shots in the opening five minutes. After the Panthers drew a penalty corner, Middlebury got on the scoreboard at 43:00 when Shannon Hutteman scored from the top of the circle after taking the insert from Alyssa DiMaio.
At 53:38, Instrum scored on another corner, on a feed from Fowler from the top of the circle. Anna Kenyon tacked on the final goal 10 minutes later.
Middlebury held an edge in both shots (16-2) and penalty corners (13-2). Knapp made one save, while Eph goalie Margaret Draper was credited with eight stops.
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