Field hockey drops close one at Wooster, 2-1

Isabelle Bishop

WOOSTER, Ohio – A late goal by first year Isabelle Bishop got Earlham College field hockey close but able to overtake host College of Wooster, and the Quakers dropped a 2-1 decision on Sunday at John P. Papp Stadium.

A Wooster (12-5, 8-4 North Coast Athletic Conference) goal from Sydney Schuster barely three-and-a-half minutes into the contest put the Fighting Scots up 1-0, and that score held up all the way to the halftime break.

Caitlyn O'Connor extended Wooster's lead to 2-0  with 14:23 remaining in the game on a penalty corner goal with assists from Schuster and Kate Padavick.

Bishop cut the margin to 2-1 with the lone Earlham goal of the day, finding the back of the Wooster cage off a feed from Maite Turlings with 3:34 left to play.

Earlham (7-10, 3-9 NCAC) managed just one more shot on goal the rest of the way, with the attempt by Bishop stopped by Wooster goalie Katie Shideler.

The Quakers outshot the Fighting Scots, 14-10, and charted seven penalty corners to Wooster's four. Both Shideler and Earlham goalie Meg Murphy were credited with six saves on the afternoon.

Earlham returns home for its final two games of the 2018 season, starting with Wednesday's contest against Denison University at Darrell Beane Stadium. Game time is slated for 4:30 p.m.

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