RICHMOND, Indiana – Reigning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Chloe Lamenzo netted her second hat trick of the season as the Earlham College women's soccer team shutout Berea College 6-0 at Matlack-Messer Stadium on Saturday.
The freshman scored three unassisted goals including one in the 20th minute and the Quakers' last two goals of the game. Lamenzo also assisted on Earlham's first goal as she found fellow freshman Hailey Beel who fired a low shot into the bottom right corner of Berea's goal in the ninth minute.
Leading 1-0, freshman Yana Miller took a Beel pass and connected on her third goal of the season with a high shot in the 17th minute. After Lamenzo's first goal made it 3-0, Miller netted her second of the game to put Earlham up 4-0 at halftime.
Lamenzo's two goals in the second half closed out the game and kept Earlham's perfect record (3-0) at Matlack-Messer Stadium.
Earlham outshot Berea 44-3 in the game including by an 18-0 margin in the second half. The Quakers also earned five corner kicks compared to one for the Mountaineers.
"Our freshmen class has been great overall, and they have given us some extra firepower offensively that we have lacked in recent years," Hardin said. "Now they are beginning to click and gel together, and I hope we continue to build chemistry into the conference season."
With the win, the Quakers avenge a 5-2 loss at Berea last season.
"It was good to get some payback, especially at home," said Hardin. "We talked about coming out strong and we did just that."
Earlham (3-3-0) faces a road test at Muskingum University on Wednesday.