Midd snaps field hockey's undefeated streak,
Bears rebound to shut out Babson
The Middlebury Panthers became the first field hockey team to break Bowdoin's
2001 winning streak last season, taking the undefeated Bear record with
The Lady Bears dominated a good part of the game, and the teams appeared
to be evenly matched, according to senior Heather Nicholson. Despite the
Bear effort, however, Middlebury finished atop a 4-1 score.
"We had many really good chances to score, but the gods were just
not on our side," senior captain Allison Scaduto said.
The Panthers dominated the scoreboard early on in the game. Missy Krempa
notched an unassisted goal to start the scoring at 31:30, and was followed
by Keely Murphy, who scored one of her own eight minutes later to gain
a 2-0 first-half lead.
Middlebury continued to add to its lead into the second half, with Char
Glessner getting one by sophomore goaltender Gillian McDonald at 24:27.
Scaduto added that the Lady Polar Bears learned from their defeat at
Midd's hands. "We are working hard," she said. "We've been
trying to keep our heads up and come back to defeat Amherst this weekend."
The Bowdoin women pay a visit to those Jeffs tomorrow, and are looking for a win. Scaduto expressed an attitude that was clearly optimistic about the game: "Everyone is extremely fired up to get out there and show the NESCAC that we are still the best team in the region, and that we won't let anything get us down!"