Men's soccer tripped up by Middlebury at home
Middlebury College received goals from three players and Tim Cahill '12 stopped all three shots he faced to lead the Panthers to a 3-0 NESCAC win over Hamilton College at Hamilton's Love Field on Oct. 8.
Cahill recorded his sixth shutout of 2011. Martin Drolet '12, Sam Peisch '14 and Brett Brazier '13 all scored for Middlebury. Tyler Macnee '12 was credited with two assists, and Otis Pitney '12 chipped in another for the Panthers. Macnee is tied for the team lead with three assists.
Middlebury (5-2-3 overall, 2-2-3 NESCAC) is now unbeaten in its last six games. The Panthers extended their lead in the all-time series between the two programs to 3-0-1. The teams were meeting for the first time since 2000.
The Panthers got on the board in just the seventh minute when Macnee played a through ball to the center of Hamilton's penalty area that found Drolet, who buried the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the year.
Middlebury doubled its lead with just under 1:30 to play in the first half when Macnee crossed a ball in from the left side of the penalty area on a fast break. Peisch went to the ground to trap the ball, got up, and turned past a defender to beat Hamilton goalkeeper Eric Boole '13 (four saves) from close range. The goal was Peisch's second of the year.
The Panthers scored their third goal in the 58th minute when Pitney and Brazier had a 2-on-1 advantage in the Hamilton penalty area. Pitney slid the ball across to his left and Brazier pounded it home for his third goal of the year.
Middlebury held a 16-7 shot advantage, and each team was credited with four corner kicks.
Hamilton (3-5-1, 1-5-1) travels to Ithaca College for a non-conference game on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. Middlebury hosts Trinity College for a NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.