RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team opens its 2017 season against North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) foe Wittenberg University at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Teams: Earlham and Wittenberg. The Quakers ended the 2016 season with a 6-13 record and a 3-11 mark in NCAC competition. The Tigers opened the 2017 season with a 2-1 win at Washington & Jefferson College, but most recently fell 7-1 at Lynchburg College.
The Coaches: Emily Girasole is in her first season as head field hockey coach at Earlham. Girasole spent one season as an assistant field hockey coach at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and before that, she was an assistant field hockey coach at Central Michigan University for three seasons. Kelley Hubbell has been Wittenberg's head field hockey coach for seven years.
The Players: The Quakers return top goal-scorers Megan Hut for her senior season. Hut, who has led Earlham offensively for the last two seasons, scored six goals and dished out five assists a season ago. Juniors Maite Turlings and Isabella Grasso both scored four goals last season. Three Tigers (Riley Trexler, Channa Visseren and Isabella Wagner) have all scored one goal for Wittenberg.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Wittenberg in 14 tries since the 2010 season. The closest game came on Sept. 7 of 2011, a 1-0 loss at Darrell Beane Stadium.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the coverage will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Up Next: Earlham steps out of conference for by hosting Sewanee (University of the South) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.