Field hockey felled by Kenyon, 4-1

Earlham field hockey during a halftime huddle. Photo by Acacia Tenette.
Earlham field hockey during a halftime huddle. Photo by Acacia Tenette.

GAMBIER, Ohio – A three-goal onslaught from Kenyon College in the second half proved to be more than the Earlham College field hockey team could overcome, and the Quakers dropped a 4-1 decision to the Ladies on Sunday afternoon at McBride Field.

Kenyon's Tara Shetty opened the scoring with the only goal of the first half, with 9:52 left in the frame.

Quaker senior Maite Turlings tied things up for Earlham just over two minutes into the second half, scoring on a penalty corner play off an assist from Sofia Salvatore.

It was all Kenyon from there, as the Ladies' Gigi Guenther scored what proved to be the game winner with 30:44 remaining in the game. Shetty scored her second of the game at the 25:21 mark of the second half, extending the Kenyon lead to 3-1. Guenther added an insurance goal for Kenyon with 9:45 showing on the game clock.

Earlham goalie Margaret Murphy charted nine saves in the Earlham goal, while Kenyon's Maddie Lockyer was crediting with one save. Kenyon outshot Earlham, 18-10, while each team was awarded five penalty corners.

Earlham returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 22, when it hosts the College of Wooster in a North Coast Athletic Conference match. Game time is 11:00 a.m.

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