2006 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship
First Round
Sunday, April 30
Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7
at No. 2 AMH 17, No. 7 WES 8
at No. 1 MID 17, No. 6 WIL 14
at No. 1 MID 14, No. 4 BOW 8
No. 6 WIL 17, at No. 3 COL 11
No. 4 BOW 15, vs. No. 2 AMH 14 - OT
at No. 4 BOW 14, No. 5 TUF 7
Championship Seeding
Championship Preview  Championship Records 

Middlebury Wins Sixth-Straight Women's Lacrosse Crown

Courtesy Middlebury Athletic Communications

Box Score

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team won its sixth consecutive NESCAC Championship with a 14-8 win over Bowdoin on Kohn Field. The Panthers receive an automatic bid to the 2006 NCAA Tournament and are expected to host a regional next weekend. Bowdoin will hope for an at-large bid to the tournament when the pairings are announced on CSTV Sunday night at 9:00 p.m.

Leading 4-3, Middlebury’s Kim Walker and Elizabeth Renehan scored quick goals to give the Panthers a 6-3 lead with 11:24 left in the first half. Bridget Keating answered for Bowdoin before the teams split the final two goals of the half to make it a 7-5 game.

Keating cut the lead to 7-6 at 21:49 of the second half, before Middlebury added a pair to take a 9-6 lead. Bowdoin again answered, as did Liza Humes for Middlebury to keep it a three-goal game at 10-7 with 16:03 remaining. Kate Donoghue scored a free position goal to bring the Polar Bears within two at 15:58, but that’s as close as they’d come as Middlebury ran off four straight, two by Claire Edelen, to seal the win.

Renehan ended the game with four goals, Walker scored three, while Humes, Edelen and Schuyler Winstead had two goals apiece. Blair Bowie made 15 saves in goal to earn the win.

Keating paced Bowdoin with four goals, while four other players had solo tallies. Taylor White dished out two assists, while Steph Collins-Finn made eight saves in goal.

First Round - Sunday, April 30 at Higher Seeds

at No. 2 Amherst 17, No. 7 Wesleyan 8
No. 6 Williams 17, at No. 3 Colby 11
at No. 4 Bowdoin 14, No. 5 Tufts 7

Semifinals - Saturday, May 6 at Middlebury
at No. 1 Middlebury 17, No. 6 Williams 14
No. 4 Bowdoin 15, vs. No. 2 Amherst 14 - OT

Championship - Sunday, May 7 at Middlebury
at No. 1 Middlebury 14, No. 4 Bowdoin 8