Field Hockey Edges Oberlin for Sixth Win of Season

Field Hockey Edges Oberlin for Sixth Win of Season

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Senior Megan Hut converted a penalty stroke and freshman goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart saved a penalty shot as the Earlham College field hockey team defeated Oberlin College 2-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Saturday.

Senior Kaitlyn Brunner opened the scoring with her fourth goal of the season off of a pass from Hut three minutes into the game. The Yeowomen, looking for their first win of the season, leveled the game as Ariana Enzerink scored off of a penalty corner in 21st minute.

With the game tied in the second half, the Quakers earned a penalty shot in the 57th minute. The Tiel, Netherlands, native converted for her sixth goal of the season, putting Earlham up 2-1. 10 minutes later, Oberlin earned a penalty stroke, but could not tie the game as van der Vaart made what proved to be the game-winning goal.

Earlham took 16 shots in the contest compared to 11 for Oberlin. The Yeowomen earned nine penalty corners compared to seven for the Quakers.

Van der Vaart picked up the win making five saves in the game. Sophomores Natalie Blatz and Maite Turlings each made a defensive save in the game.

The Quakers improve to 6-9 overall and 3-7 in NCAC play. The sixth win matches the Earlham's total from the 2008 season.

Earlham will travel to Denison University and Kenyon College next weekend.

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