Middlebury vs. Springfield
March 16, 2005
The Game Story:
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Middlebury College men's lacrosse team
opened up its 2005 season with a 9-7 win over Springfield College on
Kohn Field. The Panthers are ranked third in the latest Division III
national poll.
Springfield led 1-0 before the Panthers went on a four-goal run
to take a 4-1 lead midway through the second quarter. The teams
exchanged goals before Middlebury took a 5-2 lead into the halftime
break.
Jim Cabrera opened the second half scoring for Middlebury at the
4:46 mark, before Steve Krasco and Craig Gibson answered 37 seconds
apart to make it a 6-4 game. Cabrera scored his second goal of the
quarter with 1:38 left to increase the advantage to 7-4 after three
quarters.
Springfield opened the fourth quarter scoring, before goals
from Cabrera and Dave Leach gave the Panthers a comfortable 9-5 lead
with 3:46 remaining. The Pride hung tough and scored a pair of man-up
goals in the game's last 1:09 to make it a 9-7 final.
Cabrera led Middlebury with three goals on the afternoon, while
Travis Meyer scored a pair and dished out three assists. Leach scored
two and earned one assist in the win. Adam Cost and Shawn Cofrin each
had a pair of goals to lead Springfield.
Alex Palmisano made nine saves in goal to earn the win for the
Panthers, while Kyle Cloutier made 13 saves for the Pride.