Field hockey breaks into NCAC win column win victory over Oberlin

Denise Bergdolt

RICHMOND, Ind. – Four different players scored goals for Earlham College as the Quakers posted a 4-0 shutout on Oberlin College, in a North Coast Athletic Conference field hockey clash on Sunday afternoon at Moss Field.

Sophomore Sofia Salvatore got the Quakers on the scoreboard early with what proved to be the game winner, scoring from 10 yards out off a centering pass from senior Maite Turlings at the 27:32 mark of the opening half.

Turlings doubled the Earlham lead to 2-0 with 16:48 remaining in the half, with a penalty stroke goal she buried into the lower left corner of the goal past Oberlin goalie Kennedy Kline.

In the second half, first year Denise Bergdolt scored her fourth goal of the season with 28:29 remaining in the game, completing a penalty corner to give the Quakers a 3-0 lead. Bergdolt beat Kline with a blast from near the top of the scoring circle, after taking the feed from first year Isabelle Bishop.

Senior Natalie Blatz added an insurance marker for Earlham with 15 seconds showing on the game clock, slamming home a loose ball directly in front of the Oberlin cage following a centering pass from Bergdolt. The goal was the first of Blatz's collegiate career.

Earlham advanced to 4-5 overall with the victory, and 1-4 in the NCAC.

Earlham outshot Oberlin, 24-3, including a 16-2 margin in shots on goals. The Quakers tallied nine penalty corners over the 70 minutes, while the Yeowomen were awarded none. Quaker goalie Camille van der Vaart charted two saves on the afternoon, while Kline finished with 10.

The Quakers travel to Lexington, Ky., on Thursday to face Transylvania University in a non-conference matchup. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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