Field hockey ends 2019 season with loss at Wittenberg

Meg Murphy

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Earlham College field hockey team's 2019 season came to end with a 1-0 loss to Wittenberg University, in a North Coast Athletic Conference contest on Friday night at Edwards-Maurer Field.

Earlham finished its season with a 9-10 overall record, and finished sixth in the NCAC with a 3-5 mark. Wittenberg closed out its season with a 7-9 mark, 4-4 in conference play.

The Quakers and the Tigers battled it out through the first three quarters with neither team able to get the upper hand. Each team recorded three total shots over the opening 45 minutes of play, with Earlham holding a 5-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Wittenberg was able to assert it a little more in the final quarter, producing four shots for the Tigers while the Quakers were not able to get away a single attempt on the Witt cage.

Wittenberg scored the game's only goal at the 12:10 mark of the fourth quarter. A shot by the Tigers' Kayla Cull deflected high into the air, over the head of Earlham goalie Meg Murphy, and fell into the Quakers' goal.

Murphy finished the game with three saves in the Earlham cage, while Witt goalie Regan Mazzulli was not forced into making a single save. The Tigers outshot the Quakers 8-3, and Earlham finished with a 5-4 advantage in penalty corners.