RICHMOND, Indiana - The Earlham College field hockey team scored three goals off penalty corners to defeat Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) 3-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Saturday. The win was the Quakers' first over the Battling Bishops since Oct. 23, 2003.
The Quakers (1-2, 1-1 NCAC) opened the scoring in the 16th minute when junior Isabella Grasso found the back of the net off a pass from junior Maite Turlings. The goal, which came from a penalty corner, would be the only one of the first half.
Earlham, which was outshot 5-2 in the first 35 minutes, broke through for its second goal of the game at the 48:46 mark as senior Megan Hut found Turlings on penalty corner for her second goal of the season.
Just less than ten minutes later, Ohio Wesleyan (2-3, 0-2 NCAC) cut the deficit in half as Erin Greer deflected in a shot from Paige Haenig. Clinging to a one-goal lead, the Hut-to-Turlings connection hooked up once again on a penalty corner in the 60th minute to give Earlham a 3-1 lead it would not relinquish.
OWU held a small edge (15-13) in shots as well as a 9-6 advantage in penalty corners.
Sophomore goalkeeper Camille van der Vaart picked up her first victory of the season, making four saves on five shots on goal.
Courtney Peterson led OWU's offense with five shots while Ashley Barno had three including two on goal.
Earlham will host Kenyon College tomorrow (Sunday) at noon.