RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's soccer team continues Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play when the Quakers travel to Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) for a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday.
The Teams: Earlham and Mount St. Joseph. The Quakers enter the game 5-6-0 overall and 1-1-0 in HCAC play after a 2-1 double-overtime loss at the hands of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Tuesday. The Lions are 9-2-0 overall, but lost their conference opener 1-0 at Anderson University. MSJ faces Transylvania University on the road on Thursday evening.
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. John Hess, a former Capital University assistant coach, is in his third season as MSJ's head coach.
The Players: A trio of freshmen lead Earlham offensively. Freshman Chloe Lamenzo has scored eight goals and dished out three four for 20 points, freshman Yana Miller has scored six goals and freshmen Jordan Blackburne has five goals. Erin Welsh, who has dished out a team-high eight assists, has found the back of the net three times. Sophomore goalkeeper Sari Stissi has a 1.53 goals against average. Kaylan Gruber has scored nine goals to lead the Lions' offense.
Youth Movement: Earlham's top four offensive producers are all freshmen. Furthermore, 65 of 79 offensive points have come from first-years.
Recent History: Earlham is 5-1-1 against MSJ since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010 season. The Lions did win last year's matchup however 3-0 in Richmond.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available - visit the link 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 travels to Defiance College for a 3:30 p.m. game on Wednesday.