RICHMOND, Indiana - Both the Earlham College women's soccer team and Marietta College had scoring chances, but it was the Pioneers who capitalized on their chances in a 2-0 victory over the Quakers at Matlack-Messer Stadium on Saturday.
Sophia Moise opened the scoring for Marietta in the 14th minute as she pounced on a loose ball on the box to net the Pioneers' first goal.
The Quakers nearly answered right back when freshman Chloe Lamenzo found sophomore Emmy Lady open the Marietta box. Unfortunately for Earlham, Lady's shot was saved by Katie Conkle.
Marietta had a 10-5 shots advantage in the first half, but was only about to beat Earlham goalkeeper, sophomore Sari Stissi, once.
Early in the second half, Lady nearly tied the game again, but her header in the 57th minute was saved by Conkle once again.
Earlham continued to pressure the Marietta defense as freshmen Hailey Beel and Yana Miller took shots that slithered just wide of target. The Pioneers responded, however, as Chloe Williams doubled the visitors lead with just under seven minutes to play.
Despite being down two goals, the Quakers did not quite as Miller fired a shot off the post with under a minute to play.
Stissi took the loss despite making six saves on eight shots. Miller and Beel led the Quakers' offensive effort with three shots each.
Mackenzie Dorr led the Pioneers offensively with seven shots and two on net. Marietta also held a 20-11 shots advantage and doubled up Earlham in corner kicks 6-3.
Earlham, which was defeated at home for the first time in 2017, dips to 3-5-0 with the loss. The Quakers will travel to Grace Bible College on Tuesday before opening Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play by hosting Bluffton University next Saturday.