MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Middlebury wrapped up the regular season Sunday with a 8-0 win over Colby. The Panthers will draw a first-round bye and host the NESCAC Tournament on March 1-2 at the Kenyon Arena in Middlebury.
The win extends Middlebury’s league unbeaten streak to 128 games (127-0-1) and its home winning streak to 85 games.
Middlebury jumped on the board 3:10 into the game as Rose Babst slipped a shot under the glove hand of Colby netminder Lynn Hasday. The Panthers were unable to capitalize on six minutes on the power play, but did make it a 2-0 game at the 17:14 mark. Amber Neil was credited for the goal as her first shot was saved and then deflected into the net by a Colby player.
Lorna Gifis and Laurie Richmond scored second-period goals to make it a 4-0 game just 11:08 into the period. Gifis’ goal came four-on-four, while Richmond’s was a power-play tally.
In the third period, Catherine Elkins added two, while Erin Neil and Gifis each scored to seal the win. Gifis ended the game with two goals and two assists.
Kati Madouros made 12 saves in goal, while Hasday made 26 saves for Colby.