FINAL SCORE: Earlham 15, Thomas More 2
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 11-5, 5-1 HCLC / Thomas More 1-11, 0-6 HCLC
THE SHORT STORY: Earlham College women's lacrosse survived a spirited matchup with Thomas More College, and emerged with a 15-3 victory over the Saints in a Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference matchup on Saturday at Darrell Beane Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Earlham bolted out to a 4-0 lead over the game's first 12 minutes, with Krista Kirk scoring three goals for the Quakers and Abby McCullough adding one during that opening span.
- Thomas More briefly interrupted the Earlham scoring streak when Kiera Williams netted the Saints' first score of the game at the 17:42 mark, cutting the Quakers' lead to 4-1.
- The Quakers capped the half with a five-goal run, taking a 9-1 lead into the locker room at the intermission. Claudette Roskamp struck three times over the final 17 minutes of the half, with Becca Belcher and Raven Thibodeaux each scoring once.
- The second half was all Earlham on the scoreboard, with the Quakers outscoring the Saints, 6-1, in the final 30 minutes. Roskamp tacked on three more goals for the double-hat trick, while Thibodeaux, Kirk, and Alexis Warren all added single markers.
- Claudette Roskamp finished the day with six goals and one assist for seven points, giving the first year player 81 goals and eight assists for 89 points heading into post-season play.
- Krista Kirk celebrated her 20th birthday with four goals. Raven Thibodeaux struck twice, and Abby McCullough, Alexis Warren, and Becca Belcher all finished with one goal each. Belcher was also credited with an assist, while Serena Pisacano charted a pair of assists on the day.
- Jordan Blackburne tallied 12 saves in the Earlham cage while improving her record to 9-4 as the Quakers' goalie. Thomas More goalie Kennedy Yurt made 16 stops in the Saints' cage.
- Earlham finished the day outshooting Thomas More, 41-17. The Saints turned up 25 ground balls to the Quakers' 24.
- The two teams combined for 10 cards in the game – seven for Thomas More and three for Earlham.
Earlham women's lacrosse heads into the 2019 HCLC Women's Lacrosse Tournament as the no. 2 seed, and will host no. 3 seed Hanover College on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. in a tournament semifinal game.