Middlebury College soccer player Ethan Galiette.
Middlebury College scored a season-high five goals on its way to a shutout victory over Colby-Sawyer on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers move to 2-2-2 on the season, while the Chargers fall to 2-5-1. Middlebury returns to action this Saturday, when they host Wesleyan at 11 a.m.
Middlebury struck 8:46 into the game when Josh Lyvers played a nice chip to Otis Pitney at the 18. Pitney took a quick step and then fired a shot into the top left corner of the net for the 1-0 lead. Ethan Galiette had his shot saved by Will Berry later in the half, with the rebound squirting to Brett Brazier, who found the open net for his second of the year at 36:24.
Leading 2-0 in the second half, Pitney netted his third goal of the season at the 59:01 mark. Tyler Macnee made a short, quick through pass to Pitney, who buried the shot inside the box. Macnee earned a goal of his own just 2:12 later, taking a nice feed from Martin Drolet before fighting off a defender to earn the breakaway goal. Galiette wrapped up the scoring at 76:39, quickly redirecting a shot sent toward the goal by Alvand Hajizadeh.
Middlebury held a 29-1 shots advantage in the game, with keeper Tim Cahill forced to make no saves to earn his second shutout of the season.