Field hockey downs Concordia-Wisconsin, 4-2

Denise Bergdolt brings the ball upfield versus Concordia-Wisconsin. Photo by Acacia Tenette.
Denise Bergdolt brings the ball upfield versus Concordia-Wisconsin. Photo by Acacia Tenette.

RICHMOND, Ind. – A pair of goals by Earlham first year Denise Bergdolt led the Quaker field hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Concordia University of Wisconsin, in a non-conference tilt Saturday morning at Moss Field at Darrell Beane Stadium.

The Quakers evened their season record at 3-3 with the win.

Concordia (3-1) held a 2-1 lead after the opening half, with goals by Gabrielle Poole and Brianna Buehler. Earlham got on the board with 6:05 left in the opening frame with Sofia Salvatore's unassisted goal, which at the time knotted the game at 1-1.

A far more aggressive Earlham squad took took the field in the second half, and quickly tied the game at 2-2 on Maite Turlings' goal from Salvatore barely three minutes into the half.

Bergdolt scored back-to-back goals, at the 22:26 and 5:02 marks of the second half, to put the game away for the Quakers.

Earlham outshot Concordia, 26-8, and charted 15 penalty corners to the Falcons' six. Quaker goalie Catherine Slater logged a pair of saves, while Falcon keeper Katelyn Fitzgerald amassed 14 saves. Abigail Martin was also credited with a pair of defensive saves for Concordia.

Earlham returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 16, when it faces Kenyon College in a North Coast Athletic Conference road match. Game time is 12:00 p.m.

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