Women's lacrosse races past Olivet for 18-5 victory

Post-goal celebration for Earlham women's lacrosse.

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College women's lacrosse notched 10 unanswered goals to close out the game and cruised to an 18-5 victory over visiting Olivet College, Saturday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium.

The win was the first for the revived Earlham women's lacrosse program, which began play this spring after an absence of 15 years.

Lauren Cole and Olivia Wallace each recorded three goals in the first half helping Earlham (1-4) take a 7-3 lead into the halftime break. The Comets remained within three of the Quakers, 8-5, after an Olivet goal at the 24:02 mark of the second half.

From that point forward, however, it was all Earlham as the Quakers rattled off 10 straight to effectively take control of the game.

Wallace and Cole each finished the game with seven goals, while Brittney Kate Chong notched a pair of scores. Krista Kirk and Alexis Warren each scored once for the Quakers.

Earlham outshot Olivet, 33-13, and had 18 ground balls to the Comets' 14. Quaker goalie Jordan Blackburne recorded six saves, while Keri Hettinger was credited with nine stops in the Comets' goal.

The Quakers will play their next three contests on the road, starting with a matchup this Wednesday, March 28, at Hanover College.

For more information about Earlham women's lacrosse, visit the online home of Earlham College athletics at www.GoEarlham.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Earlham athletics news by following Earlham Quakers on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter (@EarlhamQuakers), and Instagram (EarlhamQuakers).