Slow start hurts field hockey in loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 3, 2009

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Despite statistics that were close to even, the 15th-ranked Middlebury College field hockey team made their shots count in a 7-0 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.

The Panthers (4-2 overall) had a shot advantage of 17-15 and a penalty corner margin of just 10-9. Middlebury scored three goals in the opening 11:38 of play, including one on a penalty stroke, to take command early.

Colby (4-3 overall, 1-3 NESCAC) will play at Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Middlebury 7, Colby 0

Colby                     0#0---0

Middlebury        4#3---7

1st half

M: Mullery Doar, 4:59

M: Emily Blair – penalty stroke, 8:16

M: Liz Garry (Dana Heritage), 11:38

M: Sally Ryan (Mullery Doar), 28:25

2nd half

M: Lauren Greer (Charlotte Gardiner), 43:07

M: Molly Downey (Chase Delano), 55:59

M: Hannah Clarke, 60:35

                Shots: Colby 15, Middlebury 17. Penalty corners: Colby 9, Middlebury 10. Goalies: Liz Fontaine (Colby, 70:00, 7 GA, 7 saves); Madeline Brooks (Middlebury, 60:35, 0 GA, 7 saves) and Becca Shaw (Middlebury, 9:25, 0 GA, 2 saves).


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