Field Hockey Returns Home for Homecoming Weekend

Field Hockey Returns Home for Homecoming Weekend



RICHMOND, Indiana – After a 5-game, 24-day road swing, the Earlham College field hockey team returns home for games against the College of Wooster and Oberlin College as part of Homecoming Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

The Weekend: Earlham will face Wooster at 11 a.m. on Saturday followed by Oberlin at noon. on Sunday.

The Teams: Earlham, Wooster and Oberlin. The Quakers are 4-8 overall and 3-7 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition after defeating Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) 3-1 for the second time this season. The Fighting Scots are 8-6 overall and an even 5-5 in the NCAC after consecutive conference losses at the hands of Denison University 5-1 and Wittenberg University 6-2. The Yeowomen are 1-15 on the season and have not won since a season-opening victory over Lindenwood University-Belleville on Sept. 2.

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. Elizabeth Ford, who completed her 12th season on staff last spring, is the interim head coach at Wooster for 2017. Tiffany Saunders has been Oberlin's head coach since before the 2015 season.

The Players: Junior Maite Turlings and senior Megan Hut lead Earlham offensively as the two have combined for 14 goals and 34 points this season. Turlings has netted eight goals including two in the 3-1 win at OWU on Sunday while Hut has dished out four assists. Erika Womack leads a balanced Scots offensive attack with 19 points on eight goals and three assists whil Luisa McGarvey and Libby Royer have both scored twice for Oberlin.

Recent History: Earlham is 1-14 against Wooster and 5-10 against Oberlin since the 2010 season.

First Time Around: The Quakers claimed a 7-0 triumph over the Yeowomen on Sept. 24 with the program's best scoring output in at least 20 years. Wooster defeated Earlham 2-0 the day before.

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 Denison on Wednesday, Oct. 25 before hosting DePauw University to conclude the 2017 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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