RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team fell to Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) 6-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) opener for both teams at Darrell Beane Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Battling Bishops (2-1) scored three goals in each half. Ohio Wesleyan got on the board in the 7th minute on a goal from Paige Haenig off of a penalty corner. OWU added two goals from Alexis Roberts to take a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Freshman goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart kept a fourth goal from entering the Quakers' net when she stopped a penalty stroke from Haenig in the 34th minute.
OWU added three goals in the second half to seal the victory.
The Quakers finished with 13 shots including six on goal. Senior Megan Hut accounted for ten of those shots and four of Earlham's shots on goal. Sophomore Maite Turlings, who also had a defensive save in the contest, added another shot on goal with senior Kaitlyn Brunner firing the other one.
The Battling Bishops had 25 shots and15 shots on net.
van der Vaart, the reigning NCAC Player of the Week, finished with seven saves in 70 minutes of action.
The Quakers (2-1) travel the University of the South (Sewanee) for two games this weekend. Earlham will face host Sewanee at 11 a.m. on Saturday followed by Hendrix College at noon on Sunday.