Women's lacrosse sails past Alma in season opener

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FINAL SCORE: Earlham 10, Alma 7
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 1-0, Alma 0-1

THE SHORT STORY: A seven-goal outburst from first year midfielder Claudette Roskamp and three more from junior middie Emma Lady lifted the Quakers past visiting Alma College.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Roskamp notched three goals in the first half and four more in the second half to pace the Quakers offensively. She recorded Earlham's first goal of the game at the 24:39 mark of the opening frame.
  • Roskamp scored two more goals over the final four minutes of the first half, giving the Quakers a 4-2 lead at the intermission.
  • After another Roskamp strike six seconds into the second half to put the Quakers in front, 5-2, Alma responded with three straight goals, including two by Tori Basso, to knot the game at 5-5.
  • Roskamp and Basso traded markers to advance the score to 6-6, and Roskamp's sixth goal of the night, with 14:27 left in the second half, put Earlham into the lead, 7-6.
  • Lady tacked on the next two goals for the Quakers, stretching Earlham's advantage to 9-6. Roskamp notched her seventh of the night with 5:34 left in the game, giving the Maroon and White a 10-6 margin.
  • Alma scored in the final minute of play to end Earlham's four-goal run.
  • Sophomore Becca Belcher, making her first appearance in goal, stopped seven of the 14 shots on goal she faced.

QUICK FACTS

  • Earlham outshot Alma, 33-18, and the Quakers had a 22-11 advantage in ground balls.
  • The Quakers played with only 11 players throughout the contest, after one player was sidelined due to injury and another had to miss the game due to an academic conflict.
  • The win was Earlham's fourth-straight victory dating back to last season, when the Quakers closed out the 2018 campaign with wins over Westminster (Pa.), Franklin, and Waynesburg.
  • First-year Head Coach Lindsey Grundfast picked up her first collegiate coaching victory in Friday night's contest. Grundfast, who served as an assistant coach for the Quakers in 2018, was promoted to the head job this past summer.

WHAT'S NEXT

Earlham women's lacrosse hosts Muskingum University on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.