RICHMOND, Ind. – Senior Megan Hut converted a penalty stroke and freshman goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart saved a penalty shot as the Earlham College field hockey team defeated Oberlin College 2-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Saturday.
Senior Kaitlyn Brunner opened the scoring with her fourth goal of the season off of a pass from Hut three minutes into the game. The Yeowomen, looking for their first win of the season, leveled the game as Ariana Enzerink scored off of a penalty corner in 21st minute.
With the game tied in the second half, the Quakers earned a penalty shot in the 57th minute. The Tiel, Netherlands, native converted for her sixth goal of the season, putting Earlham up 2-1. 10 minutes later, Oberlin earned a penalty stroke, but could not tie the game as van der Vaart made what proved to be the game-winning goal.
Earlham took 16 shots in the contest compared to 11 for Oberlin. The Yeowomen earned nine penalty corners compared to seven for the Quakers.
The Quakers improve to 6-9 overall and 3-7 in NCAC play. The sixth win matches the Earlham's total from the 2008 season.
Earlham will travel to Denison University and Kenyon College next weekend.