Women’s soccer rallies past Saint Mary’s (Ind.), 3-2

Nicole Burkett. Photo by Zoe Curtis.
Nicole Burkett. Photo by Zoe Curtis.

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham women's soccer junior Emma Lady scored in the 61st minute to lift the Quakers to a 3-2 win over Saint Mary's College of Indiana, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at Matlack-Messer Field.

The Quakers evened their season record at 1-1 with Sunday's triumph.

Saint Mary's Rose Stackhouse put the Belles on the scoreboard in the third minute of play with a chip from just outside the penalty arc at the top of the 18-yard box.

Earlham responded with a pair of goals in the opening half to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission. Sophomore Hailey Beel scored in the 26th minute off a feed from Nicole Burkett, and first year Hannah Wallhausser put the Quakers in front, 2-1, in the 39th minute off a long pass up the middle from Emma Bisard.

Stackhouse struck again in the 52nd minute to knot things up at 2-2, before Lady notched the game-winner in the 61st minute. Lady headed home the goal from inside the six-yard box off a cross from Burkett.

Earlham's Rebecca Hancock charted four saves on the afternoon over 87+ minutes played, while Madeline Chomentowski entered briefly following an injury to Hancock. Saint Mary's keeper Thallia Robles was credited with six saves.

Earlham women's soccer returns to action on Wednesday, Sept.5, when the Quakers host Grace Christian at 2:30 p.m. at Matlack-Messer Field.

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