Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College.

Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at least at week, Woodstock coach Brandon Little said, which gave the hosts a distinct advantage. So did the slippery surface, that required all players to compete in sneakers instead of cleats.

“We haven’t been out at all,” Little added, noting the Wasps’ home field probably won’t be ready for use for at least another two weeks.

Nehemiah Wood and Oliver Kaija both scored twice for Woodstock. Kaija had the Wasps’ only assist, Haven Lantz netted Woodstock’s remaining goal and Ben Orr finished with eight saves. Woodstock won’t play again until an April 21 visit to Burr & Burton.

Pomfret 9, KUA 8 (ot)

Ashburnham, Mass. — Playing a neutral-site contest at Cushing Academy, the Wildcats (0-2) dropped their second straight despite rallying from an early 3-0 deficit on Saturday.

Mike Robertello converted an Eric Megnia feed with 1:42 left in regulation to force the extra session. Megnia led all KUA scorers with three goals and two assists.

Sam O’Shea posted two scores for Kimball Union, which also received goals from Owen Winslow and Kenny Speck to go with 11 saves from goaltender Rick Kronnenwett. The Wildcats visit St. Paul’s this afternoon.

Men’s Golf

Dartmouth Sixth in N.Y.

Purchase, n.y. — With Dylan Rusk leading the way, Dartmouth placed sixth in the eight-school Met Intercollegiate tournament on Saturday.

Rusk finished in a four-way tie for 18th place, shooting 79-79—158. Freshman Jeffrey Lang recorded the Big Green’s lowest score, shooting a 6-over-par 77 in the opening round of the 36-hole event, which was won by Georgia.

Dartmouth is back on the links this weekend for the two-day Princeton Invitational.

Women’s Golf

Big Green Places Well

Bedminster, n.j. — With Sarah Knapp narrowling missing out on a top-10 individual finish, the Big Green took 11th place as a team in the 17-school Seton Hall Pirate Invitational at Trump National on Sunday.

Knapp shot a final-round 78 and ended the tourney tied for 11th at 14-over-par 158, the only Dartmouth golfer in the top 20 overall.

Dartmouth shot 678 as a team, finishing 47 strokes behind tourney-winning Columbia.