|Middlebury College||Bates College|
LEWISTON, Maine — Virginia Charman and Ellie Greenberg each scored a pair of goals and the Middlebury women’s soccer team tripped up the Bobcats 5-0 Saturday morning at Russell Street Field.
The Panthers (10-2-2, 5-2-2 NESCAC) struck in the third minute to take the lead for good over the Bobcats (6-7-1, 2-6-1 NESCAC) when Sabrina Glaser found Charman who buried the ball in the upper left corner of the goal from 20 yards out. The lead grew to 2-0 at the 21:33 mark when Charman tucked the ball inside the bottom right post for her fifth goal of the year.
The Bobcats’ best opportunity to cut the deficit in half came at the 25:03 mark. First-year So Kim (Thornhill, Ontario) centered a feed intended for first-year Caroline Bogue (Glastonbury, Conn.), but Middlebury goalkeeper Ursula Alwang denied the chance by punching the ball away.
The Bobcats trailed 2-0 at halftime.
Out of the break, the Panthers tallied their third goal at the 64:25 mark, when Greenberg one-timed Amanda Dafonte’s through-ball, for her first goal of the season.
Middlebury increased the lead to 4-0 just 3:52 later. Alex Barber carried the ball down the left side of the field before crossing it into Greenberg, who knocked the ball past the Bobcat keeper for her second of the game.
Glaser snuck in the final goal for the Panthers with five seconds remaining. On a breakaway, Glaser beat the Bates keeper in a one-on-one situation, before her hard shot found back of the net.
Alwang played the opening half in goal for the Panthers and finished with one save, while Eva Shaw made two stops in the final 45 minutes. Senior captain Sarah McCarthy (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) collected four saves for the Bobcats, while Middlebury held a 14-9 advantage in shots.
Kim and Bogue paced the Bobcats with three and two shots apiece.
The Bobcats wrap up their regular season with a 3:00 p.m. match against Colby this Tuesday on Russell Street Field.