RICHMOND, Ind. – Sophomore Maite Turlings netted her third goal of the season late in the first half in an Earlham College field hockey 8-1 loss to Denison University in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition on Friday evening.
The first ten minutes of the game were played very evenly as Denison took two shots and Earlham had one. Melissa Hoey broke through the Earlham defense in the 12th minute to score the game's first goal. The Big Red rode that momentum to score four more goals in 14 minutes.
Trailing 5-0, the Quakers earned a penalty corner as time expired in the first half. After the Big Red failed to clear the first corner, Earlham was awarded another corner. Freshman Sydney Barnes passed to Turlings, who fired a shot at the top of the strike circle into the back of the net.
The Big Red added three more goals in the second half to seal the victory.
Denison took 19 shots in the game compared to nine for Earlham. Senior Megan Hut fired four shots with one on net while Turlings added three shots. Lucy Pearsall led the way for Denison with seven shots, six shots on net, thre goals, and one assists.
Earlham goalkeeper Kudzai Mushongahande took the loss allowing five goals in over 26 minutes in net. Freshman Camille van der Vaart finished out the game and allowed three goals. Both Quaker net minders made three saves.
The Quakers (4-4, 1-3 NCAC) host Kenyon College at noon tomorrow (Saturday).