Middlebury, Vt. - The Colby College Women's Soccer team fell on the road to the second ranked Middlebury Panthers by a score of 4-0. MIddlebury stays undefeated on the year while the Mules fall to 4-5-2.
The panthers struck early with three first-half goals. The first came two minutes into the match when Eliza Van Voorhis scored her first of the year. The next two came from Middlebury's two leading scorers, Simone Ameer and Olivia Miller. Colby has been splitting time in the net all year, and senior Dani Lonati was the net minder for the first half. Lonati had four saves on the day and now has 33 on the year.
The NESCAC saves leader and recent Player of the Week, Shannon Gray, entered the game for the second half. She turned away seven shots to remain at the top of the league in that category (65 on the season) and currently ranks third in save percentage with .896. Ameer was able to send one past Gray early in the second half to close out the day's scoring.
After exploding earlier in the week for seven goals in a contest against Husson University, the Mules struggled to mount pressure on the Panthers. Middlebury led in shots (28-7) and corners (7-1).
Colby is back in action next Saturday when they host Amherst at 11:00 AM.