OBERLIN, Ohio – The Earlham College field hockey team burst out for seven goals as the Quakers shutout Oberlin College 7-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Sunday.
The seven goals for the Quakers in the most for the program in a single game since at least the 1998 season (game-by-game results go back to 1999).
Earlham did waste time getting in the scoring column as senior Megan Hut scored unassisted in the sixth minute. Eight minutes later, Earlham doubled its lead as Hut found junior Maite Turlings who bested Oberlin's goalkeeper Kennedy Kline.
Leading 2-0, the Hut-Turlings connection struck again at the 17:37 mark as Hut scored her second goal of the game on a shot from the side of the crease. The Quakers, who outshot the Yeowomen 12-2 in the first half, led 3-0 at the break.
A minute into the second half, junior Isabella Grasso got her stick on a Hut shot and deflected it past Kline to make it 4-0. Freshman Sofia Salvatore followed with her first two collegiate goals in the 47th and 61st minutes respectively, and Hut closed out the game with her third goal to complete the hat trick at the 61:35 mark.
Earlham outshot Oberlin 21-8 in the contest. Hut and Turlings combined for five shots including nine on goal while Salvatore took three shots on net. Libby Royer led Oberlin's offensive efforts with five shots in defeat.
The Quakers (2-4, 2-3 NCAC) face Denison University at home on Wednesday before traveling to DePauw University for a pair of games next weekend.