RICHMOND, Indiana - Freshman Yana Miller netted two goals for the Earlham College women's soccer team, but Maddy Fleet scored four goals for Franklin College in a 5-2 win over the Quakers in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Saturday.
Fleet, the HCAC's leading scorer, scored the first two goals of the game with the first in the seventh minute dribbling through the Quakers' defense and the second at the 22:33 mark. Six minutes later, the Grizzlies due a foul in the penalty box, and Abby Stayer converted the penalty shot to the bottom left corner to put the visitors up 3-0.
Earlham was determined not to head into halftime without a goal, and freshman Hailey Beel sent a cross to Miller who volleyed it into the net in the 38th minute. Franklin held a 16-4 shots edge in the first half.
Neither team scored for the first 15 minutes of the second half, but in the 62nd minute, it was Earlham's turn to draw a foul in the penalty box. Similar to Stayer, Miller elected to fire a shot to the left corner for the goal.
The Quakers could not contain Fleet, however, as she scored the game's last two goals to put the game away.
The Grizzlies took 29 shots compared to seven for Earlham. Sophomore Sari Stissi took the loss while making eight saves in the game.
Earlham hosts Transylvania University on Wednesday before concluding the regular season at Manchester University next Saturday.