RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team travels to DePauw University for a pair of games this weekend. The Quakers will face Concordia University of Wisconsin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday followed by host DePauw at noon on Sunday.
The Teams: Earlham, Concordia Wisconsin and Depauw. The Quakers are 2-5 overall and 2-4 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition after falling to Denison University 1-0 on Wednesday. The Falcons are 2-3 while the Tigers are 5-3 and on a three-game winning streak.
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. Samantha Landis brings the Falcons into their second season as a varsity program while Erika Burcher is in her third season at DePauw.
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. Kelsey Fulton leads the Falcons with four goals while Reilly Bruce has found the back of the net seven times for the Tigers.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten DePauw in a dozen tries since the 2010 season and edged Concordia Wisconsin 1-0 last season.
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 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 Wittenberg University to begin the second round of NCAC play next Saturday.