Women's soccer falls in NESCAC semifinal

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 4, 2006
AMHERST, Mass. --- The Middlebury College women's soccer team scored late in the first half and early in the second half and made that stand up in a 2-0 victory over Colby College in a semifinal game in the New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Middlebury (12-2-1) moves on to play top-seeded Amherst College in the tourney title game Sunday at noon. Colby, unless the team manages to get an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, ends the season at 9-3-3. Amherst took a 3-0 win against Bates College in the other semifinal.

Margaret Owen scored on a volley off a corner kick by Nora Tomlinson Weintraub in the 37th minute for what proved to be the game-winning goal. Kim Walker added an insurance goal in the 54th minute off an assist from Ashley Pfaff.

Liza Benson made six saves in goal for Colby, while Adele Plunkett earned the shutout.

Colby's senior class of Benson, Meridith Blascovich, Meg Cordner, Libba Cox, Meg Davis, Liz Morbeck and Laura Williamson went 31-16-10 over the past four years.

Middlebury 2, Colby 0

Colby                      0#0---0

Middlebury              1#1---2

Scoring: 1: Middlebury: Margaret Owen (Nora Tomlinson Weintraub), 37th minute; Middlebury: Lindsay Walker (Ashley Pfaff), 54th minute

Saves: Liza Benson (Colby, 6 saves); Adele Plunkett (Middlebury, NA).

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