RICHMOND, Ind. – Senior Megan Hut continued on her success of last season by scoring the game-winning goal in the Earlham College field hockey team's 1-0 victory over Concordia University Wisconsin at Darrell Beane Stadium on Saturday.
The Quakers earned one of their six penalty corners in the 60th minute. Freshman Sydney Barnes passed to ball to Hut at the top of the strike circle. Hut then fired a low shot in the corner past Falcon goalkeeper Kennedy Boyer.
Concordia Wisconsin, playing its first field hockey contest at the varsity level, peppered Earlham goalkeeper, freshman Camille van der Vaart, with shots in the final ten minutes, but could not find the back of the net.
The Falcons finished with a 13-5 shots edge as well as a 6-2 advantage in shots on goal. Both teams took four penalty corners in the first half, but Concordia Wisconsin earned six penalty corners in the second half compared to two for Earlham.
Sam Dunn finished with four shots to lead the Falcons individually. Hut took four shots to lead the Quakers.
van der Vaart made six saves and earned a shutout victory in her first collegiate start.
Earlham will look for its second victory of the weekend tomorrow (Sunday) when the Quakers host Transylvania University at 1 p.m.