LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second time in as many games, Earlham College field hockey presented a balanced offensive attack on its way to a 4-2 victory over Transylvania University, in a non-conference Thursday evening at Pat Deacon Stadium.
The win evened Earlham's record at 5-5 on the season, and gave the Quakers their first back-to-back victories of the 2018 season.
The Maroon and White outshot Transy 15-1 in the first half, with two Earlham shots finding the back of the cage for a 2-0 lead at the intermission.
Sophomore Sofia Salvatore notched her fifth goal of the season with 19:13 remaining in the opening stanza to give the Quakers a 1-0 advantage. Earlham doubled its advantage to 2-0 barely 10 minutes later on senior Maite Turlings' unassisted score with 9:36 remaining.
Transy's Lilly Kramer cut the Earlham lead in half with the Pioneers' first goal at the 30:40 mark of the second half, but the Quakers responded with two quick goals to secure a three-goal lead. First year Isabelle Bishop charted her team-leading sixth goal of the season with 15:26 remaining off an assist from Turlings, and first year Claudette Roskamp added the Quakers' fourth goal just over two minutes later.
Caroline Patrick tacked on a late goal for the Pioneers to close the margin to 4-2, but it was too little, too late for Transy's come-back bid.
Camille van der Vaart did not record a save over her 70 minutes in the Earlham cage, while Transy's Allyson Benz was credited with six stops in the Pioneers' goal. The Quakers outshot the Pioneers, 26-5, over the course of the contest, and recorded 11 penalty corners to Transy's three.
Earlham returns to North Coast Athletic Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the Quakers travel to Granville, Ohio, to face Denison University. Game time is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
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