Middlebury vs. Amherst
May 4, 2002
The Game Story:
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Middlebury defense and goalkeeper Eric Krieger held Amherst to just one second half goal on its way to a 16-5 win in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Middlebury. The Panthers will take on the winner of the Bowdoin/Colby game played later today. The title game will take place tomorrow at noon.

Tied at one, Middlebury scored three goals, two by Mike Saraceni, in the final 6:52 of the first quarter to take a 4-1 lead after one. In the second quarter, the team's exchanged six goals, including two by Middlebury's Matt Dunn to make it a 7-4 game at the half. Goals by Dunn and Zach Herbert gave the Panthers a 9-4 lead, before Amherst's Bryan Hiller scored the Jeff's final goal of the game with 1:27 left in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was all Middlebury as they scored seven unanswered goals for the 16-5 win.

Dunn led the Panther attack with six goals and one assist, while Peter Albro and Mike Saraceni had three goals and one assist apice. Charley Howe added a pair of goals in the win, while Herbert had a goal and an assist. Matt Margolis paced Amherst with one goal and one assist.

Krieger was solid in net for the Panthers, making 16 stops on the afternoon, while his counterpart, Cushing Donelan, made 10.