Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore Alyssa DiMaio (Morristown, N.J.) scored two goals and senior goalie Madeline Brooks (Clayton, Mo.) earned her fourth shutout of the year to lead the No.2 Middlebury College Panthers to a 4-0 win over the No. 13 Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey action today on Robin Sheppard Field. Trinity drops to 9-2 with its first loss in four games, while the Panthers improve to 12-0 on the season.
Middlebury wasted no time taking a lead, as junior Katherine Theiss (Wilmette, Ill.) scored 2:15 seconds into the game to give the Panthers all the offense they would end up needing. DiMaio scored her first goal of the afternoon five minutes later, putting Trinity in an early hole. The Bantams did not let up, and applied offensive pressure in an attempt to make up ground before halftime, but Trinity was unable to capitalize on any of their scoring chances, which included seven first half penalty corners. Middlebury held a 2-0 lead at the midway point.
Senior tri-captain Lauren Greer (North Hampton, N.H.) scored an early second half goal on a penalty corner to increase Middlebury’s lead to 3-0, and DiMaio buried any comeback hopes that Trinity may have had with Middlebury’s fourth goal, and her second of the game, at the 60-minute mark.
Brooks made three stops to improve to 12-0 in net for Middlebury, and Trinity junior goalie Anne Marie Scalambrino (Chicago, Ill.) also made three saves in the contest, all in the first half. Middlebury held a slight edge in shots in the game, 9-6, while Trinity took nine penalty corners, compared to Middlebury’s two.