RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team concludes its 2016 season hosting Wittenberg University for a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) contest on Saturday. The game is slated to begin at 11 a.m.
The Teams: Earlham and Wittenberg. The Quakers enter the game with a 6-12 overall record and a 3-10 mark in NCAC play after falling at DePauw University 3-1 on Wednesday. The Tigers are 9-8 overall and 7-6 in the NCAC, but have won their last two games over Oberlin College and Ohio Wesleyan University.
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. Kelley Hubbel has coached Wittenberg since the 2010 season.
The Players: Senior Megan Hut leads the Quakers offensively with six goals and five assists for 17 total points. Senior Kaitlyn Brunner along with sophomores Maite Turlings and Isabella Grasso have each netted at least four goals this season. Defensively, sophomore Natalie Blatz has eight defensive saves while freshman goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart averages seven saves per contest. Riley Trexler and Blaine Donnelly have combined for 24 goals for the Tigers.
First Time Around: Wittenberg defeated Earlham 3-1 in Springfield, Ohio, on Oct. 1. Junior Olivia Honigman scored the Quakers' goal.
Senior Day: Four seniors will be playing in the final home game of their careers on Saturday. A brief celebration honoring Seren Keskin, Kristina Brunner, Kaitlyn Brunner, and Megan Hut will be held prior to the game.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.