Field hockey edged by Middlebury, 2-1

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 2, 2010
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Liz Fontaine

WATERVILLE, Maine --- In a game where each team had the better of play in one half, 13th-ranked Middlebury College scored two second-half goals to pull out a 2-1 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference field hockey at Bill Alfond Field on Saturday.

The Panthers move to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in NESCAC play, while Colby falls to 3-4 overall and 0-4 in the league. The Mules have lost three of their four league games by one goal, including two in overtime.

Colby had a 13-5 shot advantage and a 5-1 margin in penalty corners in the opening half. Heather Quadir (Medfield, Mass.) scored unassisted with 10:50 left in the opening half for a 1-0 lead at intermission.

Middlebury turned things around in the second half, with a 14-4 advantage in shots and a 7-2 lead in penalty corners. Sally Ryan (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) set the tone for the Panthers by scoring just 1:10 into play on an unassisted tally. Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal with 11:11 remaining.

Middlebury goaltender Madeline Brooks (Clayton, Mo.) had seven of her nine saves in the first half, while Colby keeper Liz Fontaine (Wilbraham, Mass.) added eight of her 11 stops in the second half.

Middlebury 2, Colby 1

Middlebury        0#2---2

Colby                     1#0---1

1st half

C: Heather Quadir, 24:10

2nd half

M: Sally Ryan, 36:10

M: Charlotte Gardiner, 58:49

                Shots: Middlebury 19, Colby 17. Penalty corners: Middlebury 8, Colby 7. Goalies: Madeline Brooks (Middlebury, 70:00, 1 GA, 8 saves); Liz Fontaine (Colby, 70:00, 2 GA, 11 saves).

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