RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team hits the road for the first time in the 2017 season as the Quakers travel to the College of Wooster and Oberlin College this weekend.
The Weekend: Earlham will face Wooster at 11 a.m. on Saturday followed by Oberlin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The Teams: Earlham, Wooster and Oberlin. The Quakers are 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) after a win over Ohio Wesleyan University and a loss to Kenyon College last weekend. The Fighting Scots are 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the NCAC while the Yeowomen are 1-6 overall and haven't won since the season-opener on Sept. 2.
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. Elizabeth Ford, who completed her 12th season on staff last spring, is the interim head coach at Wooster for 2017. Tiffany Saunders has been Oberlin's head coach since before the 2015 season.
The Players: Junior Maite Turlings has been involved in all four of Earlham's goals thus far this season as she has scored three goals and assisted on the other. Fellow junior Isabella Grasso is the other goal scorer while senior Megan Hut has dished out two assists. Caitlyn O'Connor and Ericka Womack lead the Wooster offense as both have tallied 11 points. Six different Yeowomen have scored one goal this season including Amelia Huang, who has assisted on two other Oberlin goals.
NCAC Honors: Maite Turlings is the reigning NCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week.
Recent History: Earlham is 1-13 against Wooster and 4-10 against Oberlin since the 2010 season.
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 hosts Denison University at Darrell Beane Stadium on Wednesday.