RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team faces a pair of North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) foes at Darrell Beane Stadium this weekend. The Quaker will play host to Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) at 11 a.m. on Saturday followed Kenyon College at noon on Sunday.
The Teams: Earlham, Ohio Wesleyan and Kenyon. The Quakers come into the weekend with an 0-2 record including an 0-1 mark in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition. The Battling Bishops are 2-2 overall and 0-1 in NCAC play after a 1-0 overtime loss at the College of Wooster. The Ladies are 4-1 overall and opened conference play with a 7-0 shutout win at Oberlin College.
The Coaches: Emily Girasole is in her first season as head field hockey coach at Earlham. Girasole spent one season as an assistant field hockey coach at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and before that, she was an assistant field hockey coach at Central Michigan University for three seasons. Brenda Semit is in her third season at head coach at Ohio Wesleyan while Jacque DeMarco has led Kenyon to four NCAC titles in five years as head coach.
The Players: Junior Maite Turlings scored Earlham's goal against Wittenberg off a penalty corner assist from sophomore Sydney Barnes. Two Quaker goalkeepers, sophomore Camille van der Vaart and freshman Catherine Slater, have seen action with van der Vaart playing three halves and Slater one. The Tigers' duo of Monica Bueso and Katie Wilson have each scored a goal. Alexis Roberts has scored three goals for OWU while Hannah Paterakis has scored four goals for Kenyon.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Ohio Wesleyan since the 2010 season, but the Quakers did upset Kenyon for the first time in 13 seasons last year.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of both games will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Up Next: Earlham continues NCAC with road contests at Wooster and at Oberlin next weekend.