Sep 19, 2015
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team scored two goals late in the first half en route to a 3-0 shutout victory over Oberlin in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition on Saturday.
Freshman Isabella Grasso opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when she redirected a junior Kristina Brunner shot into the back of the net. Senior Torey Posey scored her first goal of the season with 1:21 to play in the first half.
Oberlin's best chance to score came in the 26th minute when the Yeo earned a penalty shot. Fortunately for the Quakers, the Maureen Coffey shot sailed wide.
Junior Kaitlyn Brunner sealed the victory for the Quakers with a goal in the 65th minute.
Oberlin held a slight edge in total shots, 19-18, but 11 Earlham shots were on net compared to nine for the Yeo. Oberlin was also awarded 12 penalty corners while Earlham had six in the contest.
"Kristina and Kaitlyn Brunner along with Tori Posey took advantage of the space they were given," head coach Heather Moore said. "Megan [Hut] demands a lot of attention for opposing defenses, and our team found the openings in the defense today."
Individually, Hut led the squad with seven shots while Posey fired five. Coffey led the Yeo with nine shots including four on goal.
Earlham improves to 2-2 on the season including a 1-1 mark in NCAC play. The Quakers return to action tomorrow (Sunday) for a game at noon against Wooster.