Middlebury vs. Wesleyan
March 30, 2002
The Game Story:
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Middlebury jumped out to a 5-0 lead on its way to a 17-10 win over Wesleyan in a NESCAC men's lacrosse matchup. The Panthers improve to 5-0 and are the top-ranked team in the latest Division III national poll.

Middlebury jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first 11 minutes, led by a pair of goals each from Matt Dunn and Greg Carroll. Wesleyan jumped back into the game with the first three goals of the second quarter to cut the lead to 5-3. The Panthers answered with three of their own to take an 8-3 lead and a 9-5 lead into the break. The lead grew to 11-5 before the Cardinals answered at the 9:18 mark. Each team added another tally to make it a 12-7 contest after three quarters. Middlebury opened the fourth quarter with four straight goals, including three by Zach Herbert to put the game away and lock up the 17-10 win.

Herbert led the team with four goals and two assists, followed by Matt Dunn with three goals and two assists and David Seeley with two goals and three assists. Chris Walsh led Wesleyan with three goals, while Andrew Rotando added two goals and one assist.

Eric Krieger made six saves in goal for Middlebury, while Blake Maybeck made 17 saves for Wesleyan.