RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College field hockey team concluded its 2016 season with a 2-0 loss to Wittenberg University in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition on Saturday.
The Tigers scored in the first half as Maddie Goelz broke through the Quakers' defense and used a pass from Brighid Kortyna to beat Earlham goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Quakers nearly answered as senior Kaitlyn Brunner drew a penalty stroke for Earlham. Senior Megan Hut could not convert, however, as Wittenberg goalkeeper Josefien vanden Berg, who entered the game just for the penalty stroke, made the save.
Ten minutes later, Isabella Wagner redirected a Fluer Vaandrager shot for Wittenberg's second goal of the game.
The Tigers took 28 shots in the game compared to 11 for Earlham. Wittenberg also held a 15-3 edge in penalty corners.
Hut took six shots for Earlham include four on goal while sophomore Maite Turlings added two shots on goal.
van der Vaart finished the game with 12 saves on 14 shots. Freshman Syndey Barnes added a defensive save for the Quakers.
Megan Hut, Kristina Brunner, Kaitlyn Brunner, and Seren Keskin leave the program having defeated the College of Wooster for the first time since 1993 in 2015 as well as edging Kenyon College for the first time since 2003 this season.
Earlham ends its 2016 season with a 6-13 overall record and a 3-11 mark in NCAC play. The win total marks the highest for the Quakers since the 2008 season.