RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team hosts DePauw University for a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) contest at Darrell Beane Stadium on Tuesday. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
The Teams: Earlham and DePauw. The Quakers are 5-6 overall and 2-4 in NCAC play after falling at Transylvania University and at Wittenberg University last weekend. The Tigers also played one of each non-conference and conference matches last weekend, defeating Concordia University Wisconsin 5-1 and Ohio Wesleyan University 5-2.
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. Erika Dombkowski is in her second year at DePauw. She led the Tigers to a 15-5 record in 2015.
The Players: Senior Megan Hut and sophomore Maite Turlings led Earlham in scoring with five and four goals respectively. The two have also dished out at least two assists. Freshman goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart averages seven saves per game while sophomore Natalie Blatz has a team-high five defensive saves. Paige Berliner sits second in the NCAC in goals with 12 and points with 26.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten DePauw since the Tigers joined the NCAC in 2011.
Atop the League: With Kenyon's loss to Denison, DePauw sits atop the league with a 5-1 record. The last time the Quakers played first-place team in the conference, Earlham defeated Kenyon 2-1 (Sept. 24).
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham travels to Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday to begin the second half of the round robin NCAC schedule.