MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – (Middlebury Athletic Communications) Middlebury picked up a win in its first home game of the season, defeating Connecticut College (1-1, 0-1) 1-0 on Dragone Field. The Panthers (1-1-1, 1-0-1) return to action on Tuesday when they host Norwich at 4:30.
Middlebury's goal came with just one minute remaining in the first half. Julia Favorito played a cross from just outside the box to Scarlett Kirk, who laid it into the left corner for the 32nd of her career. Connecticut College had some first half opportunities on set plays, with the Panthers enjoying a possession advantage.
Middlebury looked to make it 2-0 at the 60-minute mark, but a blast from Jamie Soroka sailed just over the crossbar. Ten minutes later, Soroka hit the crossbar as Middlebury was unable to finish off the rebound.
The Camels threatened with seven minutes to go, earning their best scoring chance of the afternoon. Leah Salituro got a good look from inside the 18, ripping a shot towards the upper part of the net. Panther keeper Kate Reinmuth was able to get a hand on the ball and tip it over the crossbar.