RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team faces a pair of road tests this weekend as the Quakers face Kenyon College at 11 a.m. on Saturday followed by Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) at noon on Sunday.
The Teams: Earlham, Ohio Wesleyan and Kenyon. The Quakers are 3-7 overall and 2-6 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition after narrow 3-2 loss at the hands of Wittenberg University last Saturday. The Ladies are 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the NCAC while the Battling Bishops are 5-8 overall and 1-7 in conference having lost their last two contests.
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: Senior Megan Hut and junior Maite Turlings have both earned 14 points to lead the Earlham offense. Turlings scored both of Earlham's goals in the loss at Wittenberg last Saturday with one of those goals being assisted by Hut. Katelyn Hutchinson has 22 points for the Ladies' offense while Alexis Roberts has scored nine goals for OWU.
Recent History: Earlham has one win over both Kenyon and OWU since 2010. The Quakers bested the Battling Bishops earlier this year and defeated the Ladies last season.
First Times Around: Earlham defeated Ohio Wesleyan 3-1 on Sept. 16 for the first win over the Bishops since the 2003 season. A day later, the Quakers fell to Kenyon 2-0.
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 returns home after a nearly month-long road trip to host the College of Wooster and Oberlin College during Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 21-22.