A great win for Middlebury over #1 and previously undefeated Cortland. 16-11. The Panthers have a short history of jumping out to early leads against the Red Dragons only to see them come back and win. Today was different fortunately. And none other than Hoopsville's Dave McHugh covering the vid-steam action. I'll be looking forward to drinking on magicman's nickel in Plattsburgh next winter.
Standout performance by Panther GK Katie Mandigo who has done nothing but steadily improve since she hung up her ice hockey skates and joined the team at mid-season.
Possibly a more in depth post later but for now I'm just enjoying the continuation of HC Kate Livesay's inaugural season at the helm and hoping for a Trinity victory in the later game. Go Bantams, today anyway.
That means of course that you will be making the trip over to the Burgh this winter. The drinks are only on me if you bring that long unseen cousin of yours, who wrote the post below, with you.
Glad that if Cortland had to lose it was to another of my favorite teams. Can the first year Panther's coach pull off the amazing and win it all in her first year on the job? Here's hoping. Good luck to the Panthers in the championship game.
Magicman, your spell isn't broken on me yet. I officially spot you a mulligan because women's lax isn't in the sphere of your genius for picking games.
Great win for a Midd team that is peaking at the perfect time, with one rather large contest to go.
Congrats to coach Livesay (and her parents) on a huge win over a tremendous Cortland St. team today.
I was close with my final score of 15-9 but had the wrong team on top. The 16-11 final wasn't as close as it looks as the Panthers had 7 goal leads on several occasions in the 2nd half.
As you stated Lacrosse isn't in my wheelhouse. I defer to resident genius Vandy on that front. I'd say the Panther victory was something of an upset, as the Cortland women were defending champs, holders of a 40 game winning streak and nobody came close to beating them all year long as they usually won by double digits, but Middlebury made it look so easy, you can't say they got lucky.