Wallace's eight goals leads women's lax past Westminster

Olivia Wallace

RICHMOND, Ind. – Eight goals from Earlham College senior Olivia Wallace paced the Quaker women's lacrosse team to a 16-7 win over Westminster College (Pa.), in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference contest Sunday morning at Darrell Beane Stadium.

Earlham (3-11, 2-7 ORLC) broke a 3-3 deadlock late in the first half, thanks to free position goals from Alexis Warren and Olivia Wallace, and the Quakers carried a 5-3 lead into the halftime break.

The second half was all Quakers, as Earlham rattled four straight goals to open the period. Wallace, Lauren Cole, Emma Lady, and Jennifer Douyere all scored for the Maroon and White during its run to open the second half, which gave the Quakers a 9-3 advantage with 25:12 on the clock.

After the Titans' Marisa Keller interrupted the Earlham run with a strike that cut the margin to 9-4, Wallace scored back-to-back-to-back goals to put the Quakers up 12-4 with 14:13 remaining.

Westminster (4-8, 4-5 ORLC) scored three more goals the rest of the way, but Earlham tacked on five more insurance goals – three of those from Wallace – to clinch the win.

Wallace's eight goals on Sunday was single-game high this year for Earlham, and propelled her past the 40-goal mark for the season. She has 43 goals and two assists this season for 45 points.

Emma Lady tallied three goals on the afternoon, with Lauren Cole and Jennifer Douyere each adding two scores for the Quakers. Alexis Warren finished with one goal.

Bria Braddock paced the Titans with three goals, while four other players had one goal apiece.

Quaker goalie Jordan Blackburne tallied 15 saves over her 60 minutes, while the Titans' Matalyn Holland charted six saves in the Westminster goal. Westminster outshot Earlham, 33-29, and had a 34-30 edge in ground balls, but the Quakers commanded the center circle with a 16-9 advantage in draw controls.

Earlham closes out its 2018 home slate on Wednesday, April 25, when it hosts Franklin College at 7:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.

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