ANGOLA, Indiana – The Earlham College women's soccer team outshot its opposition, but it was Trine University which found the back of the net twice in a 2-0 win over the Quakers on Tuesday.
Marisa Robinett opened the scoring in the 25th minute when she took a pass from Morgan Sanderson and beat sophomore Sari Stissi with a shot. The Thunder would tally a 7-5 shots advantage in the first half, but were only able to score once.
The Quakers mounted some pressure on the Trine goalkeeper, Kristina Veljovic, as four Earlham shots were on net in the first 25 minutes of the second half. Veljovic was up the challenge, however, preserving the shutout. Sanderson put the game out of reach with a goal in the 75th minute.
Earlham held a 15-11 shots edge including a 10-4 advantage in the second half. Trine held a slight edge in corner kicks earned 3-2.
Freshman Chloe Lamenzo fired four shots for the Quakers with two being on net. Fellow freshman Hailey Beel's two shots also found their target. Despite not scoring, Courtney Reece took three shots for Trine, but all were saved by Stissi, who took the loss while making six saves.
Earlham (0-2-0) will host MacMurray College in the home-opener for the Quakers on Thursday. Kickoff from the new Matlack-Messer Field is slated for 3:30 p.m.