RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's soccer team returns to Matlack-Messer Stadium for a 4 p.m. contest against Marietta College on Saturday.
The Teams: Earlham and Marietta. The Quakers are 3-4-0 this season and looking to bounce back after a 2-1 loss at the hands of Muskingum University on Wednesday. The Pioneers are 2-3-2 overall after a 1-0 win over Geneva College on Wednesday.
The Coaches: Chad Hardin is in his second year as Earlham's head women's soccer coach. He previously achieved a 43-42-5 record in five seasons at Marian University under Hardin after a 6-27-2 mark the previous two seasons. Tracey Blasius enters her fourth year as head coach at Marietta after spending 15 seasons lead the John Carroll University women's soccer program.
The Players: A trio of freshmen lead Earlham offensively. Freshman Chloe Lamenzo as scored eight goals and dished out two assists for 15 points while freshmen Jordan Blackburne and Yana Miller have both scored four goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Sari Stissi, who earned a shutout win over St. Mary-Woods last Saturday, has a 1.57 goals against average. Mackenzie Dorr is the lone Pioneer to score multiple goals while goalkeeper Katie Conkle surrenders just 1.36 goals per game.
Youth Movement: Earlham's top four offensive producers are all freshmen. Furthermore, 50 of 60 offensive points have come from first-years.
Friendly Confines: The Quakers are a perfect 3-0-0 at Matlack-Messer Stadium this season.
Recent History: Earlham is 0-1 against Marietta since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) prior to the 2010 season. The Pioneers defeated the Quakers 2-0 last season.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Up Next: Earlham concludes non-conference play at Grace Bible College on Tuesday before opening HCAC play against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology the following week.