Field hockey downs Wooster in OT for fourth-straight victory

Torrie Studebaker

WOOSTER, Ohio – Earlham College field hockey extended its winning streak to four games on Saturday with a 1-0 overtime win over the College of Wooster, in a North Coast Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday at John P. Papp Stadium.

Earlham improved to 9-5 overall – most wins since the Quakers' 9-9-1 mark back in 1993 – and 3-0 in the NCAC. Wooster slipped to 3-9 overall, 0-4 in the NCAC.

The Quakers notched the game-winning goal with just seven seconds remaining in the first overtime period when a penalty stroke was awarded to the Quakers after the Wooster goalie tripped an Earlham attacker inside the circle. Earlham first year Torrie Studebaker took the penalty stroke and beat Wooster goalie Katie Shideler for the victory.

Studebaker improved to 2-for-2 on the year on converting penalty stroke attempts for the Quakers.

Earlham narrowly outshot Wooster, 16-15, with both Shideler and Quakers goalie Meg Murphy each recording seven saves. Each team also had 11 penalty corner opportunities.

Earlham field hockey completes its two-game Ohio road trip on Sunday, Oct. 20, when it faces Kenyon College (11-2, 4-0 NCAC) in a matchup of the last two NCAC teams that are undefeated in conference play. Start time for the game is slated for 12:00 p.m.