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Sebastian Sanchez, Sports Writer

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What If…

April 26, 2018

The same police sirens blare out into the air. The same, yellow crime tape is placed around the scene, marking yet another tragedy in American society. The media picks up the same stories. But that...

The women’s hockey team played Plattsburgh St. evenly in the first two periods, but the Cardinals edged past the Panthers with two third period goals to win the NCAA quarterfinal matchup 3–1. The defeat ended another wildly successful season for Middlebury, in which the Panthers won their third straight Nescac championship and won 20 games for the third time in four years — excluding last season when they won 19 games.

Middlebury Falls to Plattsburgh

March 14, 2018

The women’s hockey team saw their season come to a close last Saturday, March 10, dropping the NCAA quarterfinal game to top-ranked, four-time defending national champion, Plattsburgh State. The game...

For the Third Straight Season, Women’s Hockey Wins Nescac Playoff and Regular Season Titles

For the Third Straight Season, Women’s Hockey Wins Nescac Playoff and Regular Season Titles

March 7, 2018

The women’s hockey team played for and won its third consecutive Nescac championship, edging Bowdoin 2–1 in the semifinal contest on Saturday, March 3, and shutting out Amherst 2–0 on Sunday, March...

Women’s Hockey Reaches Nescac Semis for 16th Time in 17 Years

Women’s Hockey Reaches Nescac Semis for 16th Time in 17 Years

February 28, 2018

Advancing to their 16th Nescac semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 24, the Middlebury Panthers dismantled the Wesleyan Cardinals 5–0 in the quarterfinal round. Maddie Winslow ’18 started the Panthers off...

Maddie Winslow ’18 skates towards the Williams goal, looking for a way to beat the Eph netminder on a penalty shot. She did not score, but Middlebury as a team had no trouble scoring in its 4–2 win on Saturday.

Women’s Hockey Clinches Top Seed

February 21, 2018

The women’s hockey team clinched the first-seed in the Nescac playoffs by tying at Williams 3–3 on Friday, Feb. 16, and dismissing the Ephs from Kenyon Arena 4–2 on Saturday, Feb. 17. These results...

Hockey Sweeps Colby, Ready for Playoffs

Hockey Sweeps Colby, Ready for Playoffs

February 14, 2018

Middlebury women’s hockey played eight games in the span of two weeks, winning six of them and solidifying a top spot before the playoffs begin. The team’s most recent victories came against the Colby...

Janka Hlinka ’18 skates after the puck against Bowdoin this weekend. Hlinka had an assist in Saturday’s 3 –0 win.

Women’s Hockey Sweeps Bowdoin

January 24, 2018

The women’s hockey team took two games from the Bowdoin Polar Bears on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20. It was a crucial sweep for the No. 5 Panthers fighting to secure a top spot in the Nescac. On...

Women’s Hockey Thumps No. 10 Endicott 5–0

January 17, 2018

Middlebury women’s hockey had quite a time this past weekend, taking to the road to handle UMass Boston on Friday, Jan. 12, and Endicott on Saturday, Jan. 13. In both contests, the Panthers blanked their...

Middlebury prepares to take the ice before its game against Connecticut College on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Kenyon Arena.

Women’s Hockey Splits Double-Dipper

December 6, 2017
The Panthers move to 3–3 with only a game against Castleton remaining before the Christmas break.
Middlebury Women's Hockey

Women’s Hockey Sweeps Trinity, But Falls to Ranked Teams

November 29, 2017

The No. 6 women’s hockey team split its first four games of the season. They opened up with a weekend sweep of conference rival Trinity on Nov. 17 and 18 at home in Kenyon Arena, then fell by scores...

Women’s Hockey Wants to Host Final Four

November 15, 2017

The reigning Nescac champions start the hunt for their third title in four years on Friday, Nov. 17, when they will host the Trinity Bantams in Kenyon Arena. Last year, the Panthers finished with a 19–7–2...

Football Goes Out on a Good Note

November 15, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the class of 2018 played their final football game as Middlebury Panthers, completing their nine-game season with a 35–24 win over the Tufts Jumbos and a 7–2 Nescac record. The...

The Panthers took a knee to receive the Rocking Chair Classic Trophy (depicted above on the right) as the reward for winning their annual “rivalry game” over Hamilton. Middlebury won 41–20, although not even that score was indicitive of how big the blowout was. The Panthers led 41–0 at the half, and many non-senior starters watched the second half from the sidelines.

Panthers Refuse to Give Up Seat

November 8, 2017

On the last home game of the season and final home contest for the Class of 2018, the football team routed Hamilton 41–20 after scoring the game’s first 41 points on Saturday, Nov. 4. Middlebury kept...

Jack Meservy ’19 takes off to run as several Bantam defenders try to track him down in Trinity’s 27–5 victory over Middlebury on Saturday, Oct. 28. The loss knocks the Panthers out of Nescac championship contention with two games remaining in the season. Meservy made his first career start against the Nescac’s stingiest defense, as the Bantams allow only 8.1 points per game after holding the Panthers to five.

Without Lebowitz, Football Falls to an Undefeated Trinity

November 1, 2017

On Homecoming weekend, a day filled with returning alums, friends and family, the Middlebury Panthers fell to 5–2 after a 27–5 loss to Trinity College Bantams on Saturday, October, 29. At times they...

Ursula Alwang ’19 makes a leaping save to preserve her fourth shutout of the season and the 0–0 tie against Trinity on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Alwang Records Fourth Shutout in Women’s Soccer Draw Against Trinity

October 18, 2017

The women’s soccer contest against the Trinity Bantams this past Saturday, Oct. 14, ended scoreless after two overtimes. The match contained energy and pride as four Middlebury student-athletes played...

Middlebury College Football

Football Falls on Last-second TD

October 18, 2017

Hosting the Williams Purple Ephs on Saturday, Oct. 14, the Middlebury Panthers dropped a nail-biting contest that came down to the final six seconds of play. Middlebury dominated the first half of play,...

Middlebury Football Team

Football Earns Mammoth Victory

October 11, 2017

The football team is 4–0 after beating the previously undefeated Amherst Mammoths 35–31 in a game that came down to the final minutes on Saturday, Oct. 7. It was not the prettiest of games, as Middlebury...

Jared Lebowitz ’17.5 finds Conor Banky ’19 for his second touchdown of the afternoon to give the Panthers a 17-6 lead. They went on to defeat the Mules 37-6 and move to 3-0 on the season, setting up a matchup with 3­—0 Amherst this Saturday, Oct. 7 , at Amherst.

Football Rallies in Advance of Amherst Showdown

October 4, 2017

Hosting the Colby Mules at Alumni Stadium, Middlebury scored 34 unanswered points for its third straight win on Saturday, Sept. 30. The team is tied for first place with Amherst and Trinity and hope to...

Panthers Air Raid Dismantles Polar Bears

September 27, 2017

After squeezing by the Wesleyan Cardinals for their season opener, the football team soundly handled the Bowdoin Polar Bears 41–14 on Saturday, Sept. 26, improving to a 2–0 record. Against Wesleyan,...

Middlebury College Football Team v.s. Wesleyan

Football Notches Season-Opening Victory Over Wesleyan, Holds on to Win 30-27

September 20, 2017

In a contest that came down to the final minutes of play, the football team took its season opener against the Wesleyan Cardinals 30–27 on Saturday, Sept. 16. The opening minutes of the game was studded...

Grace Jennings ’19 attacks with the ball down the left side in Middlebury’s 4-1 win over Connecticut College.

[Photo] Field Hockey Comes Out of the Gates Ready to Go

September 14, 2017

Grace Jennings ’19 attacks with the ball down the left side in Middlebury’s 4-1 win over Connecticut College.

Drew Goulart ’20 drives dangerously into the Colby-Sawyer box in Middlebury’s 2-1 double overtime win against the Chargers.

[Photo] Men’s Soccer Rebounds in More Ways than One

September 14, 2017

Drew Goulart ’20 drives dangerously into the Colby-Sawyer box in Middlebury’s 2-1 double overtime win against the Chargers.

Playing With Pride, Softball’s Season Comes to an End

May 3, 2017

Hosting their final three-game series of the season, the softball team geared up to compete against Williams on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. The Panthers lost the first contest in heartbreaking one-run...

Moment of Truth for Softball This Weekend

April 26, 2017

The Middlebury team headed to Middletown, Conn., for their third West NESCAC series against the Wesleyan Cardinals this past weekend. After taking the previous series from Hamilton, the Panthers were riding...

Softball’s Weekend Success

April 21, 2017

Following a tough weekend against Amherst, Middlebury’s softball team headed up to Clinton, N.Y., to compete against the Hamilton Continentals for their second NESCAC series of the season. On Friday,...

Hau, Pownall-Gray Compete for Women’s Squash

March 10, 2016

Last weekend, March 4-6, Saskia Pownall-Gray ’16 and Tiffany Hau ’16 competed at the College Squash Association individual championships at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Connecticut. Pownall-Gray and...

Women’s Squash Finishes Season With Victory Over Virginia

March 2, 2016

The road to the CSA Team Nationals, held this year at Yale’s Brady Squash Center, is far from easy. Composure, desire and mental toughness are key components to reach the tournament. The Middlebury...

Women’s Squash to Return to Action at Nationals

February 18, 2016

The women’s squash team headed to Hartford, Conn. for the NESCAC tournament over the weekend of Feb. 6-7. The Panthers entered the tournament ranked 15th in the nation and third in the conference. The...

Middlebury’s Trevor Miletich ’16 prepares to make a catch in front of the Williams sideline.

Matt Minno Leads Football to Second Half Win

October 21, 2015

Williams’ Purple Ephs visited the Middlebury Panthers at Alumni Stadium on a chilly Homecoming Saturday, in a game that the Panthers won comfortably in the end, 36-14, despite a back-and-forth first...

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