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Panthers Pounce on Saturday

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   Middlebury Football finished the season in sole possession of second place in the NESCAC with a 7-1 mark after a 35-13 victory over Tufts on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers earn their best finish since the '07 squad finished at 7-1 en route to the NESCAC title.  Middlebury receiver Zach Driscoll finished the game with 10 catches for 124 yards with two touchdowns in the game. His ends the year setting new NESCAC records for receptions (83) and touchdown catches (15) in a season, while coming up just three yards short of the yardage mark (1,134). He ends his career as Middlebury's all-time leader in receptions (172), yards (2,257) and touchdowns (29).

   Scarlett Kirk highlighted thee different scorers for Middlebury with the match-clinching goal, as the Panther Women's Soccer Team defeated Castleton State 3-1 in the opening round of the NCAA Division Tournament on Dragone Field. Middlebury (13-2-2) advances to the second round and will entertain Misericordia tomorrow at 1:30. The #10 Cougars defeated Lesley, 2-0, in the other first-round match this afternoon. The Spartans, who were making their second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and third overall, wrap up their season at 15-5-1.  The Panthers are now 11-6 all-time in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament in their seventh appearance.

   The Top-seeded Middlebury Field Hockey Team advanced to the NCAA Division Regional Finals behind a combined five goals and three assists from Lauren Greer and Catherine Fowler in Saturday's 6-2 win over Skidmore. The Panthers will face DePauw, 3-2 overtime winner over Utica, on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Middlebury remains perfect at 18-0, while the Thoroughbreds end their season at 14-6. Greer broke her own Middlebury single-season records for goals (37) and points (88) in a season.

--Middlebury College Sports Information Press Release--

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