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Men’s Soccer

By ERIK ARVIDSSON

September 11, 2019

The Middlebury men’s soccer team returns to action this fall after winning their final 10 regular season games and earning an NCAA tournament berth. The Panthers will look to build on this momentum as they chase the elusive Nescac title. Leadership appears to be strong; Ben Potter ’20 and Aidan Robinson...

Men’s Soccer Falls in NCAA Match

Ben Potter ’20 races to celebrate with his teammates after scoring a goal during the Oct. 20 matchup against Bates.

By ERIK ARVIDSSON

November 15, 2018

The Middlebury men’s soccer team had an anxious final two weeks of its season. After falling to Williams on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the NESCAC quarterfinals, the team had to wait a week while still practicing to see if its season would continue. After receiving the news that they had earned an at-large bid to...

Men’s Soccer Hopes for NCAA Bid After Williams Loss

Fazl Shaikh ’20 aggressively goes for the ball against Williams on Saturday, Oct. 27. The men’s soccer team finished with a close loss but is hoping for a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

By ERIK ARVIDSSON

November 1, 2018

Last Tuesday, the Middlebury men’s soccer team crushed Williams 2-0 in its final regular-season game. This set up a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup in Middlebury this past Saturday, Oct. 27. The third-seeded Panthers welcomed the sixth-seeded Ephs to Vermont during treacherous nor’easter conditions. Th...

Men’s Soccer: Huge Win Against Williams

Ben Potter ’20 (#11) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Bates on Oct. 20.

By ERIK ARVIDSSON

October 25, 2018

The Panther men’s soccer team has not lost a game since a narrow 1-0 loss at home against Bowdoin on Saturday, Sept. 22. The team’s record is now 10-2-3.  Over Fall Break, the Panthers won a dramatic 3-2 match on the road against Trinity. The following day it was time for yet another NESCAC ...

Men’s Soccer Remains Tied After Double OT

A foul against junior Ben Potter set up senior teammate Daniel O’Grady’s early goal.

By ERIK ARVIDSSON

October 11, 2018

The undefeated Tufts team rolled into Middlebury for a conference clash against the Panthers last weekend. The Jumbos were welcomed by a classic Vermont day, grey skies and cold temperatures that made the Panthers feel right at home. A crowd of parents, siblings and alumni made for an exciting atmos...

Men’s Soccer Makes a Stand in Saward’s Last Game

By RILEY PLANT

November 15, 2017

The men’s soccer team (12-7) saw its season come to a close last Saturday, Nov. 11, in the first round of the NCAA tournament as they fell 1-0 to Stevens University (12-6-2). It was the team’s 11th 1–0 decision of the season, and the loss means that they finish 9–2 in one point games. Despite...

Men’s Soccer Finds Way into NCAA Tournament Earning an At-Large Bid Following a Stellar Championship Weekend

By RILEY PLANT

November 8, 2017

In Nescac Championship action last Sunday, Nov. 5, at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, the fifth-seeded Middlebury men’s soccer team (12-6) was just missed pulling off an upset of the conference’s best team and the tournament’s top-seeded Jumbos (15-1-2). It was a grueling effort that...

Panthers Ride On Reid’s Right Foot

By RILEY PLANT

November 1, 2017

In the first round of Nescac playoffs, the fifth-seeded men’s soccer team (11–5) took down fourth-seeded Connecticut College (9–3–4) in a 1–0 overtime victory on Saturday, Oct. 28. The win served as the Panthers’ ninth shutout this season, eight of which Middlebury won by a 1–0 score. ...

Men’s Soccer Sinks Trinity

A bevvy of parents, students and fans gather behind the ropes along the sideline at FieldTurf Field last Saturday, Oct. 14, to cheer on the men’s soccer team in their 1–0 victory over Trinity. The large crowd can be attributed to more than just parents on campus for Fall Family Weekend­. It marked the last regular season Nescac home weekend match for coach David Saward. The highly respected coach will step down after 33 years at the helm of the men’s soccer program. Over 40 ex-players were in attendance to mark the moment for their old coach.

By RILEY PLANT

October 18, 2017

The Nescac fourth-ranked men’s soccer team (9–4, 4–4) earned their third consecutive 1–0 win against Trinity (3–9–1, 1–7–1) last Saturday, Oct. 14. The win came on what would be coach David Saward’s last guaranteed home weekend game; over 40 Middlebury soccer alumni, accompanied by...

Reid Scores First Career Goal to Push Men’s Soccer Past Wesleyan

Men’s soccer got a much-needed win on Sunday, Oct. 8, when it defeated Wesleyan 1–0 to snap its three-game losing streak in Nescac play.

By RILEY PLANT

October 11, 2017

Men’s soccer (7–4–0, 3–4–0) went one for two in their double-header weekend last week, Oct. 7 and 8, as they bounded-back from being shut-out by 12th-ranked Tufts (8–1–1, 5–1–1) on Saturday when they squeaked by Wesleyan (5–4–1, 1–4–1) by a narrow 1–0 margin on Sunday. Much...

Men’s Soccer Rebounds from First Losing Streak against Plymouth St.

Drew Goulart ’20

By RILEY PLANT

October 4, 2017

In their doubleheader weekend at home, the men’s soccer team (5–3–0, 2–3–0) suffered a 2–0 loss at the hands of the Colby Mules last Saturday, Sept. 30, and managed a 1–0 win over Plymouth State last Sunday, Oct. 1. The shutout against Colby was not taken lightly by Middlebury, and...

Men’s Soccer Loses Key Nescac Matchup

By RILEY PLANT

September 27, 2017

The men’s soccer team (5–2–0, 2–2–0) extended their win streak to four games on Wednesday, Sep. 20, with a win over Keene State (3–1–2, 1–0) before seeing their streak snapped with a a 3–1 loss on the road to Bowdoin (5–2–0, 3–1–0) on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Bowdoin was...

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