RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College senior Olivia Wallace and sophomore Emma Lady each struck for eight goals to pace the Quaker women's lacrosse team to a 22-13 win over Franklin College, in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference game on Wednesday night at Darrell Beane Stadium.
Earlham improved to 4-11 overall with the win, 3-7 in conference play, while Franklin fell to 3-8, 3-7 ORLC.
Wallace's eight-goal effort improved her ledger to 51 goals this season, making her one of only eight players in the conference to surpass the 50-goal mark.
Earlham goalie Jordan Blackburne charted six saves in the Quaker cage and picked up three ground balls.
Abby Stayer paced Franklin with five goals, while Sam Collier finished with three. Abbey Voss and Haley Ash charted two goals each with Lexi Blackburn adding one.
The Quakers opened the game with three straight goals before the Grizzlies got on the scoreboard, but another four-goal run allowed Earlham to extend its lead to 7-1 before the midway point of the first half. Earlham eventually went into the halftime break with a 12-5 advantage over Franklin.
Franklin rallied with three of the first five scores of the second half, cutting the margin to 14-8 at the 19:12 mark of the stanza. Another four-goal streak by Earlham in the span of less than two minutes blunted the Grizzly rally, giving the Quakers another commanding lead, 18-8.
Earlham outshot Franklin, 44-24, and had a 17-13 advantage in ground balls. Each team won 18 draw controls.
Earlham closes out the 2018 season on the road when it travels to Waynesburg, Pa., to face Waynesburg University on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Game time is 1:00 p.m.
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