Women’s lacrosse rolls to a pair of wins
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team picked up two one-sided wins at the end of last week, a non-league home victory and a NESCAC road triumph.
The Panthers (9-1, 5-1 NESCAC) were set to host Plymouth State on Wednesday and will visit league foe Trinity on Saturday.
On April 4 Middlebury coasted past visiting non-league foe MIT, 20-2, as 11 Panthers scored. MIT dropped to 4-6 heading into weekend action.
Madeline Riordan’s four goals led the Panther attack, and Kate Zecca scored three. Lily Riseberg added a goal and four assists. Julia Keith made one save as the Panthers took a 13-0 lead in the first half, and Kate Furber stopped two shots in the second half. Middlebury held advantages of 31-11 in shots and 14-9 in draw controls.
At league foe Colby on Saturday Middlebury opened with an 8-0 run on its way to a 14-5 win at then No. 11 Colby (7-4, 3-4) on Saturday afternoon.
Colby did not score until 5:18 of the first half, and the Panthers led at the break, 10-1. Middlebury held an opponent to fewer than 10 goals for the eighth time this spring and for the fifth straight game. Julia Keith made three saves in the first half, and Furber made six stops in the second half.
Erin Nicholas and Jane Earley each netted four goals to pace the Panthers. Lily Riseberg finished with three assists, Emma McDonagh had a goal and two assists, and Sara DiCenso dished out a pair of helpers. Earley controlled eight draws.
Five players scored for Colby, and goalie Izzy Scribano made nine stops.
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