SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Earlham College field hockey team took a season-high 38 shots in a 6-1 rout of Hendrix College in a game at the University of the South (Sewanee) on Sunday afternoon.
The Quakers fired 26 shots in the first half and netted four goals. Senior Megan Hut opened the scoring in the 10th minute and added her fourth goal of the season at the 28:44 mark of the first half. Sandwiched in between Hut finding the back of the net were goals from junior Grace Makhoul and sophomore Maite Turlings.
Leading 4-0 after one half of play, senior Seren Keskin put the Quakers up five with her goal in the 55th minute. Hendrix added its lone goal of the game at the 57:48 mark of the second half ending Earlham's shutout bid. Sophomore Isabella Grasso scored the last goal of the game and her first of the season.
Of Earlham's 38 shots, 29 of them were on net. Hendrix goalkeeper Gabryele Pochron finished with 23 saves. Hut and Turlings led the offensive change for the Quakers with 14 and 11 shots respectively.
Freshman goalkeeper Kudzai Mushongahande earned her first collegiate win making three saves and allowing one goal in just under 58 minutes played. Sophomore Camille van der Vaart finished out the final 12:12 of the game.
Earlham improves to 3-2 on the season, the same record the Quakers had at this point in 2015. Earlham will play a pair of North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) games on the road next weekend – at the College of Wooster at 5 p.m. on Friday and at Oberlin College on Saturday at 11 a.m.