RICHMOND, Ind. – An early second-half goal by Earlham College senior Maite Turlings on the Quakers' Senior Day was the only ball to find the back of the cage over 70 minutes of field hockey, lifting Earlham to a 1-0 victory over DePauw University in a North Coast Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday at Darell Beane Stadium.
The Quakers finish the season with an 8-11 overall record, the most wins for Earlham field hockey since the 1993 campaign (9-9-1), and a 4-10 ledger in NCAC competition.
The win over DePauw is the team's first since the 1993 season.
Turlings notched the game winner at the 26:21 mark of the second half, when she one-timed a shot past DePauw goalie Allie Duranceau, off Leah Pinto's pass along the end line from the left-side corner.
DePauw had a flurry of shots on Earlham goalie Meg Murphy and a penalty corner opportunity in the waning minutes of the game, but Murphy blocked all shots and the Tigers were unable to get a clean shot away off the corner.
DePauw outshot Earlham 12-7, and an 8-4 advantage in penalty corners; the Tigers had a pronounced 4-0 margin in penalty corners in the opening half alone. Murphy charted seven saves in the Quaker goal, while Duranceau was credited with four saves.
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