Field hockey sets benchmark win with 5-0 victory over Oberlin

Denise Bergdolt

OBERLIN, Ohio – Five difference Earlham players scored goals to lead Quaker field hockey to a 5-0 win over Oberlin College, Saturday afternoon at Knowlton Stadium.

The win improved Earlham's record to 7-9 overall, 3-8 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, and gives the Quakers the most victories since charting a 9-9-1 campaign back in 1992 under Head Coach Missy Ackerman.

Sophomore Sofia Salvatore notched the lone goal of the first half with a shot from the right side off a pass from Denise Bergdolt.

The Quakers tacked on four more goals in the second half, with the first strike of the half coming barely three minutes into the frame. Senior Maite Turlings found the back of the Oberlin cage on a long-range shot off a penalty corner, doubling the Earlham lead to 2-0.

Earlham extended its lead to 3-0 at the 28:45 mark of the second half when Bergdolt scored with the assist going to Turlings, and the Quaker lead advanced to 4-0 with 20:59 remaining on the second half game clock with first year Isabelle Bishop's backhand shot off a cross from Olivia Layne.

First year Serena Pisacano capped the scoring with her unassisted goal with 6:24 remaining in the contest.

Meg Murphy and CatiAdele Slater combined to record five saves for the Quakers with Natalie Blatz also getting credit for a defensive save. Oberlin goalies Kennedy Kline and Julia Vincent split the duties in the Yeowomen cage and together tallied six saves.

Earlham outshot Oberlin, 17-10, and had an 11-5 advantage in penalty corners.

Earlham completes the two-game weekend road swing on Sunday, Oct. 21, when it faces the College of Wooster at 11:00 a.m.

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