Field hockey downs Sewanee to improve to 3-1

Denise Bergdolt

RICHMOND, Ind. – A pair of goals in the third quarter lifted Earlham College field hockey to a
2-0 win over Sewanee on Sunday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium, improving the Quakers' record to 3-1 on the season.

Earlham's 3-1 start to the 2019 season is the program's best opening stretch since the 1987 campaign, when the Quakers dispatched Centre, Franklin, and Goshen in their first three games before falling to Ohio Wesleyan.

After a scoreless first half, first year Hannah Grushon put the Quakers on the scoreboard with her goal with 10:20 remaining in the third quarter, off an assist by fellow first year Guin Schalck.

With time waning away in the third quarter, Earlham struck again on a penalty corner blast by sophomore Denise Bergdolt with 1:56 showing on the clock. Sophomore Molly McKellar was credited with the assist.

Sophomore goalie Meg Murphy turned aside all four Sewanee shots on the Earlham goal to record her second straight shutout. Sewanee goalie Barbara Canty charted three saves on the day. Each side was credited with nine shots, with Earlham holding an 8-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Earlham returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 14, when it hosts Rhodes College at Darrell Beane Stadium. Game time is slated for noon.