Field Hockey Faces Road Test at Wittenberg on Saturday

Field Hockey Faces Road Test at Wittenberg on Saturday

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RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team opens the second half of North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) play when the Quakers travel to Wittenberg University for an 11 a.m. contest on Saturday.

The Teams: Earlham and Wittenberg. The Quakers are 3-6 overall and ended the first half of NCAC play with a 2-4 record. The Tigers are 6-3 overall and 3-2 in conference as Wittenberg travels to Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday and to DePauw University on Sunday.

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. Kelley Hubbell has been Wittenberg's head field hockey coach for seven years. 

The Players: Senior Megan Hut leads Earlham offensively with 13 points, five goals and three assists while junior Maite Turlings has found the back of the net four times and dished out two assists. Freshman Sofia Salvatore has scored three goals for the Quakers. Audrey Coler leads the Tigers' offensive efforts as she has scored eight goals while Blaine Donnelly has five goals and five assists.

Offensive Outburst: Earlham scored seven goals in a win at Oberlin last Saturday. The Quakers have not scored that many goals in a single game in at least 20 seasons.

Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Wittenberg in 15 tries since the 2010 season. The closest game came on Sept. 7 of 2011, a 1-0 loss at Darrell Beane Stadium.

First Time Around: Wittenberg claimed a 9-1 win over Earlham in Richmond.

Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the coverage 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 returns to central Ohio the following weekend for games at Kenyon College (Saturday) and at Ohio Wesleyan (Sunday).

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