RICHMOND, Indiana – Junior Maite Turlings scored the Earlham College field hockey team's lone goal in a 9-1 loss at the hands of Wittenberg University in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Wednesday evening.
Wittenberg struck for two goals in the first 15 minutes as Audrey Coler and Blaine Donnelly both found the back of the net for the Tigers. Leading 2-0, the visitors kept up the pressure as Coler scored in the 20th minute and Channa Visseren used a Donnelly pass to make the score 4-0 in the 25th minute.
Trailing 4-0, the Quakers stepped up defensively and did not allow a goal for 10 minutes. Unfortunately for Earlham, Coler completed the hattrick with a second to play in the first half.
The Tigers (2-1, 1-0 NCAC) added three goals in the second half to put the game away. Turlings got the Quakers on the scoreboard in the 63rd minute using a pass from sophomore Sydney Barnes off an Earlham penalty corner.
Wittenberg held a 27-3 shots advantage as well as a 12-2 edge in penalty corners.
Sophomore goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart took the loss, allowing five goals in 35 minutes of play while also making five saves. Freshman Catherine Slater, who also made five saves, played the second half.
The Quakers (0-1. 0-1 NCAC) step out of conference play by hosting Sewanee (University of the South) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.