at Skidmore College
09/28/2021 | 4:00 p.m.
The Middlebury field hockey team continued their winning streak with 15 wins in a row and recorded a 6-0 shutout at St. John Fisher (3-4) on Sunday. The top-ranked Panthers (7-0) will stay on the road on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. for Skidmore.
Middlebury jumped off early by a fine individual performance Katie George. The panther hit a defender on the left, cutting forward into the cage before firing a shot into the far post. The record was her seventh season and came to an end with 4:52 in the starting frame. The visitors doubled the lead with 6:47 a.m. on the clock since Audrey Lazar a short shot in the mouth of the goal after a pass from Caroline Segal.
In the second stanza the Panthers crossed another gate that came from a penalty corner. After working the ball around the top of the arch after inserting it, Erin Nicholas fired a shot from the right for their team-leading 10th record of the season with 7:33 minutes in the half. Just over a minute before the break, Lazar created a 4-0 cushion and deflected a high shot from Ellie Hughes for her second of the competition.
In the first minutes of the third quarter, the Panther defense held out and stopped the hosts without a shot at two penalty corners 12 seconds apart. Middlebury increased the lead to 5-0 with 2:46 remaining under how Lilly Branka tipped out of a penalty corner in a shot by Chandler.
Selin Everett ended the win for Middlebury in the last 15 minutes and received a penalty. The Panther shot a shot into the left post at 8:30 a.m. to make the 6-0 final.
Grace Harlan (a save) and KK Newton (one stop) each played half and shared the shutout for Middlebury. Trozzi finished with 16 saves for St. John Fisher as the Panthers had a one-sided 28-3 lead in shots and a 12-4 cross in penalty corners.