No. 2 Salisbury Nips No. 3 Middlebury to Advance to Title Game

Middlebury had a great chance to tie the game with 4:35 left, but shots by Pascal and Emma Kramer were denied with a pair of great saves from Wheatley. Salisbury gained possession and then took the ball down the field before calling a timeout with 3:40 remaining.

Salisbury turned the ball over, but the Panthers returned the favor with 2:15 remaining. Middlebury appeared to have taken over with possession as Hannah Deoul picked up a ground ball, but the team was ruled offsides and the ball was awarded back to the Sea Gulls. Salisbury was able to run the final 1:48 off the clock and emerge with the win.

Middlebury outshot its opponent 24-17 on the day, holding an 11-6 advantage in draw controls. Herzog led the Panthers with a pair of goals, while Halle and C. Ritter each had one goal and one assists. Souther had a team-high four ground balls, while Herzog earned four draw controls. Palomba finished with four saves, three caused turnovers and three ground balls. Halle's 91 points and 34 assists this season tied her for third on Middlebury's all-time single-season points list.

Feusahrens led all scorers with three goals, while Bollhorst earned five assists. Wheatley made a season-high 12 saves in goal to go along with five ground balls. This marks the second straight season Salisbury had ended Middlebury's season, earning a 15-7 win in the NCAA semifinals a year ago.

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