RICHMOND, Ind.-Women's soccer had a victorious homecoming after a 2-1 win over Principa.
Earlham's offense was rolling the entire match, taking a total of 34 shots. Nine different Quakers attacked the goal and that earned the Quakers 10 more corner kicks than their opponent.
The defense was instrumental in never allowing Principa to gain momentum and giving the Quakers confidence. Earlham made Principa earn every attempt at the goal they took. In the second period the defense gave up zero shots on the goal, and did not allow Principa a single corner kick.
Principa took the lead in the first period after an unassisted goal by Sarai Maracano in the 44th minute, putting the Quakers down going into halftime. Earlham rallied back in the second half after Hailey Beel connected with the back of the net making the score 1-1 at minute 58. After nine unsuccessful shot attempts by the Quakers, Nicole Burkett made the score 2-1 in Earlham's favor. The match would end with that score.
Their win today put Earlham's record at 5-3-0 and guaranteed Earlham Women's soccer's first non-conference winning record since 2010. They will resume competition September 26 at MacMurray at 4:00 pm.
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