Field hockey upended at No. 6 Middlebury
Middlebury College's Alyssa DiMaio posted two goals and an assist and the nationally ranked No. 6 Panthers cruised to a 4-1 NESCAC win against the Hamilton College Continentals at Middlebury's Kohn Field on Oct. 13.
The Panthers (10-2 overall, 6-2 NESCAC) won all six of their home games during the regular season. Catherine Fowler chipped a goal and an assist and Katherine Theiss notched the other goal. Anna Kenyon and Bridget Instrum were credited with one assist apiece. Emily Knapp made six saves and nearly posted a shutout.
Eva Rosencrans '17 scored her eighth goal for Hamilton (3-7, 1-6). Rosencrans leads the Continentals in goals and in points with 17. Victoria Trentini '15 turned away 14 shots, including 11 in the first half.
Middlebury’s Katherine Theiss opened the scoring at the 12:29 mark with her ninth goal this season. The Panthers' next three goals all came on penalty corners.
The lead grew to 2-0 after DiMaio inserted the ball to Elinore O’Brien. The ball was set for Fowler, who found DiMaio for the goal on the left side. Less than two minutes later, a similar goal was scored as Fowler fed DiMaio from right to left for the tally. The Panthers led 3-0 at the break.
Middlebury added to its lead with 18:20 left. Instrum fed Fowler, who scored her NESCAC-leading 14th goal this year on a hard shot from the outside.
Knapp kept the shutout intact shortly thereafter with a diving save across the cage on a shot by Emma Anderson '17. Knapp lost her shutout with just five seconds remaining when Rosencrans found the back of the cage.
Middlebury enjoyed a 27-7 shot advantage, including an 18-3 cushion in the first 35 minutes. The Panthers were awarded 12 penalty corners to two for Hamilton.
The Continentals host Colby College for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 19, at noon.