Women’s lax takes pair of road games

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team picked up a pair of road wins over the weekend to improve to 3-0. The Panthers were ranked No. 6 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll and will host NESCAC rival Trinity at noon this Saturday.

On this past Saturday, the Panthers blitzed host NESCAC foe Connecticut with a 9-0 first quarter on the way to a 14-6 victory.

Jane Earley scored three of her five goals in the first period to spark the Panthers, tying a career high she set in Middlebury’s opener. Lily Riseberg added two goals and three assists, and Madeline Riordan scored three times. Kylie Wilson led Middlebury with five ground balls, and Panther goalie Annie Enrietto made three saves.

Aine Downey and Emily Yorn each scored twice for the Camels. Greta Panke controlled eight draws and Camel goalie Violette Nidds made 13 saves.

On Sunday, 10 Panthers scored in a 16-5 win at Babson (2-1). Although the Beavers scored 24 seconds into the game, Middlebury quickly took charge and led by 5-1 after the first period. Earley scored three times in the opening quarter to spark the quick start. By halftime it was 7-2, and the Panthers pulled away from there.

Earley finished with four goals, while Grace Getman and Riseberg each scored twice and had an assist. Erin Nicholas score twice, caused three turnovers and scooped two ground balls, while Grace Mumford caused three turnovers and picked up three ground balls. Enrietto played most of the game, making one save and allowing four goals.

Courtney Kaskey led Babson with two goals, and goalie Kathleen Murphy made nine saves.

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