|Bates College||Middlebury College|
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Amy Martin assisted on all three goals as the Middlebury Panthers defeated the Bates women’s soccer team by a score of 3-0 Saturday afternoon on Dragone Field.
The Panthers (12-2, 7-2 NESCAC) scored all three of their goals in the second half as the Bobcats (4-9-1, 0-8-1 NESCAC) played them to a 0-0 standstill in the first half.
Junior goalkeeper Sarah McCarthy played very well, making seven saves, five of them coming in the scoreless first half. The Panthers out-shot the Bobcats 23-7 on the afternoon.
Bates had their best chance to grab a lead in the 75th minute on a corner kick from sophomore Olivia Amdur. Amdur’s kick set up senior captain Allison Hill who headed the ball towards the net. But Middlebury goalkeeper Kate Reinmuth made the save, one of three she made on the day.
Middlebury finally got on the board in the 78th minute of action when Martin delivered a cross to Amanda Dafonte who was able to knock it in while in traffic for her third goal of the season.
In the 81st minute, the Panthers got an insurance goal when Martin once again pushed the ball up the field and delivered a cross, this time to Adrianna Gildner. Gildner finished for her eighth goal of the season.
Martin’s final assist came in the 88th minute when he struck a touch pass past a charging McCarthy to Rebecca Palacios who was able to tap it in to the empty net for a 3-0 Middlebury lead.