RICHMOND, Ind. – Paige Scherer's free position goal with 1:01 left in regulation was the source of heartbreak for Earlham women's lacrosse, as the Quakers fell to visiting Thiel College, 14-13, on Saturday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium.
Trailing 13-11 with less than four minutes to play, Earlham (2-7, 1-4 Ohio River Lacrosse Conferene) tied things up on goals from Jennifer Doyere – her first of the season – and Emma Lady.
Thiel (3-5, 3-2 Ohio River Lacrosse Conference) won the ensuing draw, and Paige Scherer was able to convert on a free position shot just moments later, beating Quaker goalie Jordan Blackburne with a bounce shot low.
Earlham had a final chance to tie the game, when Douyere brought the ball up the right side of the field off the draw, and attempted a pass into the middle intended for Esmerelda Mendiola. A foul was called on the play, giving possession back to the Tomcats who successfully killed off the remaining time for the win.
Blackburne charted 10 saves on 24 shots on goal in the Earlham goal, while Thiel goalie Kyra Farrell finished with 11 stops. Each team charted 33 shots over the 60 minutes, and the Tomcats had a 25-17 advantage in ground balls.
Earlham has a less-than-24-hour turnaround for its next contest, as the Quakers will host Saint Vincent College on Sunday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m.
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