RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team looks to establish a winning streak when the Quakers host Denison University for a 4:30 p.m. contest at Darrell Beane Stadium on Wednesday.
The Teams: Earlham and Denison. The Quakers are 2-4 overall including 2-3 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) play after a 7-0 victory at Oberlin College on Sunday. The Big Red are 5-3 and on a three-game winning streak after dispatching Wittenberg University 3-2 on the road on Saturday.
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. P.J. Soteriades is in her 15th season as head coach at Denison and has led the Big Red to the NCAC Tournament in 11 of those seasons.
The Players: Junior Maite Turlings and senior Megan Hut have combined for seven goals and 19 points for the Quakers this season. Hut scored all three goals in a hat trick performance at Oberlin. Junior Isabella Grasso and freshman Sofia Salvatore have both netted two goals. Charlotte Godfrey and Alyssa Bahel have both scored three goals for Denison. The Big Red's goalkeeper duo of Teya Adams and Kerry Lawler both have goals against averages of under 1.20.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Denison since the 2010 season. The closest matchup was also the most recent, a 1-0 loss at Denison on Oct. 22, 2016.
Offensive Outburst: Earlham scored seven goals in a win at Oberlin last Saturday. The Quakers have not scored that many goals in a single game in at least 20 seasons.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of both games 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 travels to DePauw University for a pair of games this weekend.