Field hockey upended in 1-0 loss to Denison

Denise Bergdolt

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College field hockey came out on the wrong side of its ninth one-goal game of the 2019 season, falling to visiting North Coast Athletic Conference rival Denison University, 1-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium.

Earlham slipped to 9-7 overall with the loss, 3-2 in the NCAC, while Denison improved to 11-3 overall, 4-1 in conference play. The Quakers also fell to fifth place in the NCAC standings, with three games remaining in the 2019 slate.

The Big Red notched what would prove to be the game-winner on Denison's only recorded shot of the opening two-quarters of play. With 5:19 remaining in the first quarter when Abby Scully buried a shot into the bottom right corner and past Earlham goalie Meg Murphy.

Murphy finished the game with four saves, while Denison's Teya Adams charted three stops in the Big Red's cage. The Quakers outshot the Big Red, 9-5, and had an 8-4 advantage in penalty corners.

Earlham field hockey plays its final home contest of the 2019 season on Saturday, Oct. 26, when it hosts Ohio Wesleyan. The game will be the Quakers' annual "Pink Game" for breast cancer awareness.