RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team battled Sewanee (the University of the South) for over 59 scoreless minutes, but the Tigers pounced for two goals within 30 seconds of each other to defeated the Quakers 2-0 at Darrell Beane Stadium on Saturday.
After just under 59 scoreless minutes, Sewanee earned a penalty corner, which was sent out to Jo Jo Young. Young fired a shot from outside the strike circle, but Virginia Berry was there to deflect it past Earlham goalkeeper, sophomore Camille van der Vaart. A half-minute later, Hannah Tompkins doubled the visitors lead as she pounced a loose ball deep in Quaker territory.
Junior Maite Turlings tried to push through a goal as she fired four of her eight shots in the final 15 minutes, but Earlham could not crack the Sewanee defense.
Earlham outshot Sewanee 15-12 in the contest including a slight 9-8 edge in shots on goal. The hosts also earned 10 penalty corners to eight for the visitors. Turlings and freshman Sofia Salvatore combined for all 15 of the Quakers' shots with Turlings taking eight and Salvatore seven.
Tompkins, who scored the second goal for the Tigers, took four shots including three on net.
The Quakers (0-2) return to North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) play next Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan University. The game is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.