Middlebury, Vt. – Amy Schlueter redirected a pass from Lucy Wagner for the game's only goal at the 51:29 mark, as the Middlebury College Panthers earned a 1-0 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams on Dragone Field. Trinity falls to 4-5-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the NESCAC with its fourth defeat in a row. The win is the third straight for the Panthers, who improve to 8-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the league.
Trinity threatened in the 15th minute, as senior co-captain forward Jenny Ley (Warwick, R.I.) fed classmate Leigh Howard (Bethany, Conn.) who was in a footrace with Panther keeper Jocelyn Remmert, but Remmert came up with the save. Senior Lily Pepper (Princeton Junction, N.J.) made one of her five saves of her own in the 37th minute, outracing Julia Favorito to the ball to stop a scoring opportunity.
After winning a one-on-one battle in the 41st minute, Middlebury's Scarlett Kirk took a low hard shot that was denied by Pepper. Schlueter's game-winner came 6:29 into the second half, her fifth tally of the season. Trinity senior forward Katie Giberson (Valhalla, N.Y.) had a nice shot on goal in the 60th minute, but missed high. Middlebury answered right back when Kirk took a feed from Schlueter before her shot to the left side was denied by a diving Pepper.