LEXINGTON, Ky. – Goals from sophomore Kate Neal and junior Sofia Salvatore propelled Earlham College field hockey to a 2-1 win over Transylvania University, in a non-conference clash on Sunday afternoon at Pat Deacon Stadium.
Neal struck early in the contest, beating Transy goalie Sidney Varney on a shot just 1:48 into the game.
The score remained 1-0 in Earlham's favor through the remainder of the first and all of the second quarter, with the Quakers outshooting the Pioneers, 3-1, over the first 30 minutes of play.
Earlham (6-5) dsfinally doubled its lead in the waning seconds of the third quarter when Salvatore had an unassisted goal.
The Quakers' bid for the shutout ended on Harper Zeitz's unassisted goal for Transylvania (2-6) with 2:22 showing on the game clock.
Each team finished the game with 10 total shots and eight penalty corner opportunities. Earlham goalie Meg Murphy charted three saves in the victory, while Varney was credited with four stops. Transy defender Ellie Domato registered two defensive saves.
Earlham field hockey returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 12, when the Quakers host Allegheny College (1-9, 0-1 NCAC) in the Quakers' North Coast Athletic Conference opener at Darrell Beane Stadium in an 11:00 a.m. match. Allegheny is in its first season competing in field hockey, and this will be the first meeting between the Quakers and the Gators.