NEW LONDON, Conn.--Catherine Fowler (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) scored a goal in each half to lead the third ranked Middlebury College field hockey team to a 4-1 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Panthers improved their early season record to 3-0 with a 2-0 mark in the NESCAC, while the Camels fell to 2-2 with a 0-2 mark in conference play.
The Camels took an early lead when Berklee Vaillancourt (Manchester, N.H.) scored in the ninth minute of action with a nifty looking stick fake to the short side of the goal.
The Panthers responded though. With 19:44 left in the opening half, Anna Kenyon (Dedham, Mass.) assisted Hollis Perticone (Norwalk, Conn.) for a goal at the left post side of the goal. The Panthers took the lead for good with 12:17 left in the half when Fowler scored in a 2-on-1 break with sophomore Pam Schulman (Greenwich, Conn.) providing the assist.
Caroline Knapp (Scarsdale, N.Y.) added some insurance when she was able to cash in on an open cage.
Fowler closed out the scoring with 12:34 remaining for the Panthers.
Emily Knapp (Scarsdale, N.Y.) finished with eight saves in the cage for the Panthers. Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) stopped 12 shots in the setback for the Camels.
Middlebury held a 20-to-9 edge on the shot chart and a 13-to-5 edge in penalty corners.