Field Hockey Defeats Wooster 3-1 for NCAC Win

Field Hockey Defeats Wooster 3-1 for NCAC Win

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RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team scored two first half goals and held the lead in the second half to knock off the College of Wooster 3-1 in a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) game played at Darrell Beane Stadium on Saturday.

The victory was Earlham's second over Wooster since the 1993 season (the other came in a 3-2 overtime win on Sept. 20, 2015).

"I could not be more proud of my team today," Earlham Head Field Hockey Coach Emily Girasole said. "We have been working really hard this past week on two-touch hockey and possession passing. We did an awesome job of both of those!"

Senior Megan Hut opened the scoring less than a minute into the contest as she beat Wooster goalkeeper Katie Shideler 52 seconds into the game. The Quakers withstood two penalty corners and two shots from the Fighting Scots, and Hut again created Earlham's offense by finding freshman Sofia Salvatore in strike circle for the Miami, Florida, native's fourth goal of the season.

Wooster would earn six penalty corners compared to none for Earlham in the first half as well as sustain a 7-4 shots edge, but sophomore goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart kept the Scots out of the net.

Senior Olivia Honigman gave the hosts a 3-0 lead with her second collegiate goal in the 53rds minute. Sydney Schuster cut Wooster's deficit to two goals three minutes later, but the Quakers held the 2-goal lead to earn the win.

Wooster held a 13-10 edge in shots and a 9-2 advantage in penalty corners, but the Quakers capitalized on their scoring chances while van der Vaart turned away six of seven Wooster shots to earn the victory.

Earlham improves to 5-8 overall and 4-7 in the NCAC with the win. The Quakers travel to Denison University on Wednesday before hosting DePauw University to close out the regular season.

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