MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – The Husson University field hockey team was defeated by #3 Middlebury, 7-0, on Sunday on Kohn Field.
The hosts opened the scoring 1:13 into the contest when Marissa Baker tapped in a cross from Leonard. A little under 10 minutes later, Leonard dribbled to her right, blasting a shot that found its way just inside the near post. Grace Jennings gave the Panthers a 3-0 edge at the 13:37 mark.
The lead grew to 6-0 for the hosts when Julia Richards scored three times in a span of 6:40. Diana Milne tallied a pair of assists on Richards' scores.
Husson's best scoring chance happened in the 26th minute when a shot by Mikayla Toth went wide as part of a penalty corner, as the Panthers took a six-goal lead into the halftime break.
Out of the intermission, Middlebury scored just under 14 minutes into the stanza when Amanda Bozorgi tallied her first career goal. Audrey Quirk inserted the ball on a penalty corner to Bozorgi, who lofted the ball over the shoulder of the Eagle goalie at the 48:54 mark.
Panther goalie Abby Furdak earned the win without having to make a save in the first half, while Megan Collins played the second stanza.
Husson goalie Anne Marie Provencal finished with 17 stops for the visitors. Middlebury held a 30-1 advantage in shots and an 11-1 edge in penalty corners.
Husson (8-4) travels to Bowdoin on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for their next game.