Women’s soccer picks up wins
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team picked up three recent wins to improve to 6-2-1, 2-2-1 in NESCAC play. The Panthers will next visit league foe Tufts on Saturday.
On Sept. 27 the Panthers posted a 5-0 non-conference triumph at Keene State. Middlebury took an early lead on Virginia Charman’s shot from outside the penalty area and made it 2-0 midway through the first half when Alissa Huntington netted the rebound of an Amanda Dafonte shot. Three minutes later Clare Robinson converted an assist from Sabrina Glaser.
Dafonte, on the rebound of an Alex Barber shot, and Charman, with an assist from Ellie Greenberg, added second-half goals for Middlebury.
Eva Shaw played the opening half in goal for the Panthers and finished with three saves, while Ursula Alwang made four stops in the final 45 minutes. Abbie Terrinca collected five saves for the Owls as Middlebury held a 20-10 advantage in shots.
On this past Saturday Middlebury earned a 1-0 NESCAC victory over visiting Colby (3-4-1, 0-4-1 NESCAC).
The Panthers had two chances on corner kicks in the first half, but broke through 3:02 into the second half on a free kick near midfield. Eliza Robinson served a long ball into the penalty area, and Eliza Van Voorhis touched home.
Despite a late flurry of Panther chances and their 19-4 edge in shots, the game ended at 1-0. Alwang made two saves for her second shutout of the season, while Mule goalie Dani Lonati made seven stops.
On Tuesday, the Panthers erupted for three goals in the second half to post a 3-0 non-league win over visiting Rensselaer (6-3-1).
The Panthers had more chances in the first half, when they outshot RPI, 12-3. But the Engineer defense blocked bids by Van Voorhis and Huntington, Alex Barber fired just high, and RPI goalie Joey Lyons (10 saves) dove to stop Van Voorhis.
Van Voorhis made it 1-0 1:13 into the second half. Emma Shumway crossed to Glaser, who headed to Van Voorhis for a tap-in.
Middlebury made it 2-0 at 68:32, when Eliza Robinson finished a feed from Glaser, after a Anna Glovin free kick hit the crossbar.
RPI’s Alexis Castrellon converted a penalty kick at 74:06, and Panthers responded a minute later later, when Glaser netted the rebound of her own shot.
Middlebury finished with a 23-7 advantage in shots (23-7). including a 12-3 edge in the opening half. Shaw made one stop in the opening half, and Alwang made one save in the second half.
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