Field Hockey Opens NCAC Play vs. OWU on Wednesday

Field Hockey Opens NCAC Play vs. OWU on Wednesday



RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team looks for its third consecutive victory as the Quakers opens North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) play at home against Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Teams: Earlham and Ohio Wesleyan. The Quakers stand at 2-0 after victories over Concordia University Wisconsin 1-0 and Transylvania University 2-0 last weekend. The Battling Bishops opened their 2016 campaign with a 2-1 win over Wells College.

The Coaches: Heather Moore enters her fourth year as Earlham's head coach. She led the Quakers to their best finish since 2009 in 2015 as well as a come-from-behind, overtime win over the College of Wooster for the first time since 1993. Brenda Semit enters her second season leading OWU field hockey. The Battling Bishops finished 8-11 in 2015.

The Players: Senior Megan Hut has opened the 2016 season with a goal in each of Earlham's first two games with sophomore Maite Turlings scoring the other goal. Freshman goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart has two shutouts in her first two collegiate starts. The reigning NCAC Player of the Week, van der Vaart made six saves in each contest. Candace Chanelli and Julia Melio have scored goals for OWU.

NCAC Player of the Week: van der Vaart posted two shutout victories in her first two collegiate starts as the Earlham started its season 2-0. She made six saves in Earlham's 1-0 season-opening victory over Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday and added another six saves in the Quakers' 2-0 triumph over Transylvania University on Sunday.

Recent History: Earlham has not beaten OWU since at least 2010.

Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.

Up Next: The Quakers travel to the University of the South (Sewanee) for games against the host Tigers at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Hendrix College at noon on Sunday.

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