Panthers Claw To Top
Nov. 24, 2008
Courtesy of Middlebury
The Middlebury women's hockey team capped off a solid weekend at the Panther/Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh with a 2-2 tie against the host school. The Cardinals won the shoot-out to capture the tournament title, as #3 Middlebury defeated #1 Elmira and tied #2 Plattsburgh on the road this weekend.
Middlebury led 1-0 on a goal from Grace Waters at 15:57 of the first period, with assists from Maggie Melberg and Molly Vitt.
Following a scoreless second period, the Cardinals tied the game and took a 2-1 lead in a 20 second span. Danielle Blanchard scored the first goal at 7:54, followed by a tally from Amber Ellis at the 8:14 mark.
Middlebury battled back and tied the game at 12:03 on a goal from Nora Bergman assisted by Waters.
The game remained at 2-2 through regulation and overtime, as the Cardinals came away with the tournament title with a 3-2 shoot-out win.
Lexi Bloom made 36 saves in goal for Middlebury, while Danielle Beattie made 19 stops for Plattsburgh.
Middlebury Downs No. 1 Elmira
Middlebury moved to 2-0 on the season as they picked up a 2-1 win over Elmira at the Panther/Cardinal Classic at Plattsburgh. The Panthers entered the game ranked third in the early going, while Elmira was in the top spot. The Soaring Eagles held a 41-22 shots advantage in the game, but Lexi Bloom earned 40 saves to pick up the win.
Annmarie Cellino gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead with just 1:53 left in the first period, netting her second goal of the season. Elmira tied the game with a power play goal from Kayla Coady at 16:34, before Molly Vitt scored the game-winner on a power play 4:10 into the third period.