| MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Middlebury held Colby scoreless for the game's
final 21:13 on its way to the NESCAC Championship. With the win, the
Panthers will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament when the
pairings are announced Sunday night. |
Middlebury led 2-1 before a pair of Greg Carroll goals and one by
Peter Albro gave them a 5-1 lead after the first quarter. Matt Dunn
increased the lead to 6-1 early in the second before Colby went on a tear.
The White Mules scored the games next four goals in a 5:35 span to tie the
game at six with 4:13 left in the half. Middlebury answered with a two-goal
run before Eric Seidel answered for Colby to make it an 8-7 Middlebury lead
at the break. Long-stick defender Sebby Astrada scored the first goal of the
second half in transition to make it a two-goal game before Josh Cleaver cut
the lead to one a 9-8 with 8:47 remaining in the third quarter. The would be
Colby's final goal of the game as the Panthers scored once more in the third
and four times in the fourth to seal the 14-8 win.
Carroll paced the offense with four goals and one assist, while Dunn
scored two and assisted on three others. Peter Albro and Zach Herbert added
three goals apiece in the win. Black Grosch and Seidel scored two goals
apiece to lead Colby.
Eric Krieger made 10 saves in goal for Middlebury, while John Shea
made 27 for Colby.