Colby field hockey falls to Middlebury
Middlebury College’s Lauren Greer and Charlotte Gardiner earned two goals apiece this Saturday as the Middlebury Panthers field hockey team defeated visiting Colby College 5-1 in a contest that remained competitive despite what the final score indicates.
Greer netted her goals in a span of 6:26 in the first half to give Middlebury (2-0) a 3-0 lead. Elinore O’Brien tallied the other goal for the Panthers.
Senior Hannah O’Brien was Colby’s lone scorer, redirecting senior Kelly Roth’s pass into the Middlebury goal. Sophomore goaltender Michelle Burt registered seven vital saves for the Mules in an inspired performance.
Women’s field hockey will be looking to notch its first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) win Saturday, Sept. 24 against the Tufts University Jumbos on Bill Alfond Field at 1:00 p.m. before hosting cross-town rivals Thomas College next Wednesday under the lights at 7 p.m.