RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team used some Dutch power to improve to 2-0 on the season as both sophomore Maite Turlings and senior Megan Hut scored goals in the Quakers' 2-0 win over Transylvania University at Darrell Beane Stadium on Sunday.
Both hailing from The Netherlands, Turlings broke a 22-minute deadlock as she scored off of a penalty corner in the 23rd minute. Freshman Sydney Barnes earned the assist on her pass to Turlings off of the penalty corner.
Leading 1-0 at halftime, the Quakers faded pressure from the Pioneers and sealed the game with Hut's unassisted goal in the 65th minute of play.
Transylvania (0-2) held a 14-9 shots edge in the game as well as 9-4 in shots on goal. Earlham goalkeeper, freshman Camille van der Vaart made six saves in her second collegiate victory as well as stopping a penalty shot. Sophomore Natalie Blatz made two defensive saves with Turlings making another to preserve the shutout.
The Pioneers earned 14 penalty corners in the game compare to seven for the Quakers.
Earlham opens its season 2-0 for the first time since 2013. The Quakers will go for a third straight win on Wednesday against Ohio Wesleyan University in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) opener for both teams. The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m.