Women's lacrosse upended by Transy in debut contest

Olivia Wallace beats Transylvania goalie Mackenzie Dent for the program's first goal.

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College women's lacrosse made its return as a varsity sport after an absence of 15 years with the Quakers dropping a 19-1 decision to visiting Transylvania University, in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference tilt on Wednesday night at Darrell Beane Stadium.

Olivia Wallace scored the first goal for the rekindled Earlham women's lacrosse program when she found the back of the Transy goal with 2:40 remaining in the first half. Jennifer Douyere was credited with the assist.

Transylvania's Julia Ward and Shelby Wuest each tallied four goals for the Pioneers, while Rachel Johnston and Emma Oliver also charted hat tricks with three goals apiece. Five other players notched single goals for the Pioneers.

Quaker goalie Jordan Blackburne recorded 16 saves over her 60 minutes in the Earlham goal, while Pioneer goalies Mackenzie Dent and Hayle Hall combined to make two saves.

Transylvania outshot Earlham, 45-4, and the Pioneers picked up 22 ground balls to the Quakers' nine.

Earlham women's lacrosse returns to action on Saturday, March 10, when the Quakers host Trine University at 1:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.

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