Spectator’s guide: What’s going on this weekend for the Panthers?

By Jenny Langerman

Sabrina Templeton

Looking for your Middlebury sports fix? Here’s what’s on deck for this weekend: 

 

Saturday, 9/18

TIME TBA – Men’s Golf Fall Invitational at Williams

TIME TBA – Middlebury Men’s Tennis Invitational –– Proctor Tennis Courts

10 a.m.  – Men’s Cross Country Aldrich Invitational –– Cross Country Course

11 a.m.  – Women’s Cross Country Aldrich Invitational –– Cross Country Course

11 a.m.  – Women’s Soccer vs. Bowdoin –– Dragone Field

12 p.m.  – Men’s Soccer vs. Bowdoin –– South Street Field

12 p.m.  – Field Hockey vs. Bowdoin –– Kohn Field

1 p.m.  – Women’s Golf George Phinney Classic –– Ralph Myhre Golf Course

2 p.m.  – Women’s Volleyball vs. Bates –– Pepin Gymnasium

2 p.m.  – Football at Williams 

 

Sunday, 9/19

TIME TBA – Men’s Golf Fall Invitational @ Williams 

TIME TBA – Middlebury Men’s Tennis Invitational –– Proctor Tennis Courts

9 a.m.  – Women’s Golf George Phinney Classic –– Ralph Myhre Golf Course

1 p.m.  – Field Hockey vs. Babson College –– Kohn Field

 

What to Watch:

On Saturday, women’s (2–1–0) and men’s (3–0–0) soccer will face the Bowdoin Bears in conference matchups. Women’s soccer has proven dominant against Bowdoin in recent years, beating them in the NESCAC quarterfinals in 2016 and 2018. Forward Fanny Lodge ’24 is one to watch this weekend — the sophomore has two goals in three matches this season. On the men’s side, the Panthers finished their last season of play in 2019 as NESCAC finalists, while the Bears went 6–4–5. Though much of the 2019 squad has graduated from the Panthers, this matchup will surely excite. 

 

Elsewhere, top-ranked Middlebury field hockey (3–0) is also slated to do well in their duel against the Bears. Middlebury is undefeated against Bowdoin in the regular season since 2016, and has shut them out of the NESCAC tournament on multiple occasions within the past half decade.

 

High levels of play are sure to be seen across the golf, tennis and cross country invitationals this weekend. Two-time cross country All-American Cassie Kearney ’22 is one to keep an eye on as she races this weekend, as well as Zander Kessler ’22.5 on the men’s team. 

 

Can’t make an away game in person this weekend? Visit https://www.nsnsports.net/colleges/middlebury/ to watch live online.