RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College field hockey team scored a goal in both halves and held Oberlin College scoreless in a 2-0 victory for the Quakers over the Yeowomen in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Sunday.
Senior Megan Hut opened the scoring with her eighth goal of the season off a pass from junior Maite Turlings. Earlham, which outshot Oberlin 11-4 in the first half, took the 1-goal lead into the intermission.
Oberlin (1-16, 0-12 NCAC) fired five shots in the second half in an attempt to tie the game, but Earlham doubled its lead in the 60th minute when Hut found junior Isabella Grasso in the strike circle. Leading 2-0, sophomore Camille van der Vaart and the Quaker defense held the shutout to earn the team's sixth win of the 2017 season.
Earlham fired 17 shots in the game including 13 on goal. Hut and Turlings combined for 12 of those shots while Grasso took two on net including her third goal of the year.
Oberlin finished the game with nine shots and six on goal. Five of those shots were saved by van der Vaart while junior Natalie Blatz earned a defensive save as well.
The Quakers improve to 6-8 overall and 5-7 in NCAC play with the win. Earlham will bring its 3-game winning streak to Denison University on Wednesday before hosting DePauw University to close out the regular season on Saturday.