Middlebury 21, Bates 10
MIDDLEBURY DOWNS BATES, 21-10
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Host Middlebury College (11-1, 8-0 NESCAC) outscored the visiting Bates College Bobcats (5-7, 2-6 NESCAC) 6-1 in both the first and fourth periods as the Panthers won a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse contest, 21-10.
After the Panthers took a 7-2 lead on Holt Hopkin's fourth goal of the game just over two minutes into the second period, the Bobcats went on 3-0 run that was sparked by senior midfielder Aaron Sells' (Brookline, Mass.) man-advantage goal at the 11:58 mark of the second half. Pat Gaughan (Duxbury, Mass.) cut the lead to 7-5 just over two minutes later before Hopkins pushed the lead back to three. Rookie Scott Duddy (Concord, N.H.) scored on a feed from junior Jack Sandler (Hicksville, N.Y.) with 2:54 left in the half to get Bates back within two goals, but the Panthers scored twice in the final minute of the half to take a 10-6 lead into the break on Zach Herbert's second goal of the game. Herbert scored twice more to open the third period as Middlebury took a 12-6 lead. Bates would climb to within five goals on two more occasions, but the Panthers ended the contest on a 6-1 run for the 21-10 victory.
Middlebury starting goalkeeper Eric Krieger made 12 saves for the win, while Bobcat Mark Dobbyn (Warren, R.I.) had seven stops in the losing effort.
1 2 3 4 F Bates (5-7, 2-6 NESCAC) 1 5 3 1 = 10 Middlebury (11-1, 8-0 NESCAC) 6 4 5 6 = 21 Goals: M, Holt Hopkins 5, Zach Herbert 3, Matt Dunn 3, Greg Carroll 2, Jamie Haire, Grayson Fertig, Mike Frissora, Charley Howe. B, Aaron Sells 3, Dave Frederick 2, Jack Sandler, Brad Frost, Pat Gaughan, Colin Wyatt, Scott Duddy. Assists: M, Haire 3, Hopkins 2, Seely 2, Herbert, Dunn, Howe, John Rice. B, Jeff Critchlow 2, Sells, Sandler. Goalies: M, Eric Krieger, 53 Min, 12 SV, 10 GA. Patrick O'Reilly. 7 Min, 0 SV, 0 GA. B, Mark Dobbyn 46 Min, 7 SV, 17 GA. Peter Lovelace, 14 Min, 3 SV, 3 GA.