Women's Soccer - Earlham 2, Transylvania 2 (2OT)
Field Hockey - Denison 2, Earlham 0
Volleyball - Rose-Hulman 3, Earlham 0
Men's Soccer - Transylvania 5, Earlham 0
Women's Soccer Gets Result Against Transylvania
RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's soccer team battled Transylvania University to a 2-2 double-overtime draw in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) game at Matlack-Messer Stadium on Wednesday.
Earlham opened the scoring in the 19th minute as freshman Hailey Beel pounced on a loose ball after a Transylvania defender miscommunicated with its goalkeeper and the two collided with each other. Beel found the ball at her feet at the penalty spot and took a shot into the wide open net.
The Quakers did not hold the lead long, however, as Transylvania's Gabby Prevost broke loose down the far side of Matlack-Messer Stadium two minutes later and fired a low shot past the outstretched arms of sophomore goalkeeper Sari Stissi that glanced off the far post and in. The Pioneers kept up the offensive pressure and drew a penalty shot in the 32nd minute. Abby Van Bussum converted the penalty try with a low shot to the left corner, putting the visitors up 2-1, a lead Transylvania took to halftime.
Earlham nearly equalized in the midway through the second half when Beel's attempt for a second goal caromed off the crossbar in the 65th minute. Less than two minutes later, the crossbar was kind to the Quakers as Beel found senior Kelsey Moore open on the far post. Moore's shot glanced off the crossbar and across the goal line, tying the contest 2-2 with just over 20 minutes to play in regulation.
Transylvania outshot Earlham 11-5 in the second half as well as 8-3 in the two overtimes combined, but could not equalize as the Quakers got a result against the Pioneers on senior day.
The visitors outshot the hosts 32-10 in the contest, but held just an 8-5 edge in shots on goal. Stissi made six saves on eight shots to get the draw while Megan Gray, who played the last 91 minutes for the Pioneers, tallied three saves.
Moore and Beel combined for seven shots for Earlham while Noel Obata and Ceciilia Walton combined to tally 15 shots for Transylvania.
The Quakers (6-10-1, 2-5-1 HCAC) conclude their 2017 season at Manchester University on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Field Hockey Defeated at Denison
GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Earlham College field hockey team held Denison University scoreless for a half, but two second-half goals gave the Big Red a 2-0 victory over the Quakers in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action on Wednesday evening.
Denison outshot Earlham by 15 shots in the first half, but could not crack the Quakers' defense in the first 35 minutes. Leading scorer Charlotte Happel broke the deadlock early in the second half, however, taking a pass from Charlotte Godfrey and beating Earlham goalkeeper, sophomore Camille van der Vaart, in the 44th minute.
Trailing 1-0, van der Vaart would only be beaten one more time as Emily Marlatt scored in the closing seconds for Denison.
The Big Red outshot Earlham 27-0 in the contest including holding a 17-0 edge in penalty corners. van der Vaart made 12 saves in the game.
Earlham (6-9, 5-8 NCAC) concludes its 2017 season by hosting DePauw University on Saturday. The game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Volleyball Falls to Rose-Hulman
RICHMOND, Indiana - The Earlham College volleyball team to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-20) in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) match at Schuckman Court on Wednesday evening.
Rose-Hulman hit over a .200 attack percentage in all three sets while Earlham never hit above a .150 clip in any set. Despite the hitting disparity, the Quakers found themselves down just one points (20-19) and two points (21-19) late in the first and third sets respectively, but could not battle back to force the match into four sets.
Junior Ashleigh Burton and Skylar Muckway combined for 18 of Earlham’s 32 kills as a team. No other Quaker finished with more than three kills. Sophomore setter Lauren Jackson dished out 30 assists while junior libero Megan Hedinger had 21 digs.
Grace Beach and Marissa Gollnick combined for 15 kills for the Fightin’ Engineers in the win.
Earlham dips to 15-11 overall and 3-5 in the HCAC with the loss. The Quakers still have an outside shot at qualifying for their first HCAC Tournament, however. Earlham needs a victory at Bluffton University on Saturday and a Mount St. Joseph loss at the hands of Franklin College.
The Quakers will face Bluffton at 1 p.m. followed by Illinois Institute of Technology to close out the regular season at 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer Topples at Transylvania
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Transylvania University converted five of its 10 shots on goal in a 5-0 win over the Earlham College men's soccer team in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Wednesday evening.
The Pioneers, who sit atop the HCAC with a game to play, scored two goals in the first 20 minutes as Charlie Wend and Jason Murillo found the back of the net in the 11th and 20th minutes respectively. Zach Hill would put the hosts up 3-0 with the last goal of the first half.
Leading 3-0 at the beginning of the second half, Riley Calhoon made it 4-0 Transylvania with his goal a minute into the second half. Garrett Dean put the game away with the Pioneers’ fifth goal of the game at the 69:52 mark.
Earlham was outshot 20-9 in the contest and held to a single shot on goal, which was saved by Transylvania goalkeeper Drew Grisham. Junior Haki Johnson fired the shot on net along with another that was off target. Sophomore Micah Roland led Earlham’s offensive efforts with three shots.
The Quakers dip to 3-12-1 overall and 3-4-1 in conference play. The loss eliminates Earlham from HCAC Tournament contention, and the Quakers will conclude their season with a 3:30 p.m. game at Manchester University on Saturday.
Men's Soccer - Earlham 1, Defiance 0
Women's Soccer - Earlham 4, Defiance 0
Women's Tennis - Earlham 8, Mount St. Joseph 1
Volleyball - Transylvania 3, Earlham 1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18)
Men's Soccer Edges Defiance 1-0 on Adams' Early Goal
RICHMOND, Indiana – Junior Yuki Adams scored a goal 3:17 into the contest as the Earlham College men's soccer team edged Defiance College 1-0 in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) game at Matlack-Messer Stadium on Wednesday.
A little over three minutes into the game, freshman Hunter Huber broke free down the flank and sent a cross into the box. The ball met the foot of Adams who volleyed a shot past Yellow Jacket goalkeeper, Clay Musgrave, for what proved to be the game-winning goal.
The Quakers took nine shots in the first half compared to four for the Yellow Jackets.
In the second half, both teams had scoring chances, but neither could capitalize. Earlham took 17 shots in the final 45 minutes while Defiance fired just six.
Earlham held a distinct 26-10 edge in total shots including by an 11-4 margin in shots on goal. The Quakers' goalkeeper, junior Nicola Manni, saved all four shots that were on net to earn the victory.
Senior Nicholas Dey fired a team-high eight shots including two on goal. Sophomore Micah Roland took five shots and along with senior Vojislav Tatarevic and freshman Simon Dickerson, fired two shots on net each.
The Quakers improve to 2-9-1 overall with the win, but more importantly stand 2-1-1 in HCAC competition. Earlham looks for its third HCAC win when the Quakers travel to Anderson University for a 3:30 p.m. contest on Saturday.
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Defiance 4-0 for HCAC Road Victory
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Earlham College women's soccer team scored three first-half goals in a 4-0 victory over Defiance College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest on Wednesday afternoon.
The victory snapped a 2-game losing skid as the Quakers had lost their last two HCAC games 2-1.
Earlham's first four shots missed target compared to Defiance making three shots on goal in the opening stages, but sophomore goalkeeper Sari Stissi made the save on all three Yellow Jackets' shots. Midway through the first half, freshman Chloe Lamenzo netted her ninth goal of the season giving the visitors a 1-0 lead.
Defiance stepped up the offensive pressure in the next 10 minutes, but Stissi made three move saves to preserve the lead. Shortly after the Yellow Jacket barrage, freshman Yana Miller doubled the Quakers' lead as she beat a Defiance defender down the left side and scored her seventh goal of the year at the 37:51 mark.
Less than 90 seconds later, Miller deflected a cross from senior Kelsey Moore right to senior Abbey Smith who made it 3-0 in favor of Earlham, who took the advantage into halftime.
Earlham's defense held strong in the second half, and Lamenzo found fellow freshman Jordan Blackburne in the 87th minute for the visitors' fourth goal of the game.
Defiance finished the game with 16 shots compared to 15 for Earlham. The Yellow Jackets put nine shots on goal, but Stissi, who earned the shutout victory, saved every shot. The Quakers earned five corner kicks compared to one for Defiance.
Earlham improves to 6-7-0 overall and 2-2-0 in HCAC play with the win. The Quakers face Anderson University on the road at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Women's Tennis Picks Up Second HCAC Victory
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Earlham College women's tennis team picked up its sixth win of the season with an 8-1 win over Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) opponent Mount St. Joseph College this Wednesday.
Earlham started off strong taking two out of three doubles against the Lions. Freshman Alexandra Canaday and junior Yunjoo Shin continued their dominance at second doubles, taking the match 8-1. Freshman Kathryn Hulleman and senior Lexi Aligarbes paired together for the first time this season at third doubles. They immediately clicked and won the match 8-2.
The Quakers rode the momentum into singles and swept all six spots. Senior Arrita Domi picked up a hard fought three set win at first singles, 6-0, 2-6, 6-2. Senior Kaitlin Morgan picked up her second win of the season with a strong 6-3, 7-5 victory at third singles. Canaday, Hulleman, Shin and Aligarbes all won their matches in straight sets, dropping no more than three games per set.
Earlham is now 6-5 on the season and 2-3 in HCAC play. The Quakers will continue conference play tomorrow (Thursday) against Transylvania University in a match slated to begin at 3 p.m.
Transylvania Tops Volleyball 3-1
RICHMOND, Indiana - The Earlham College volleyball team topped Transylvania University 25-20 in the first set, but the Pioneers held the Quakers to under a .100 attack percentage in the final three sets in a 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18) win in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action on Wednesday evening.
Earlham got out to a quick 5-1 lead in set one using a service run from sophomore Angelica Carpio. Transylvania battled back to within a point, but consecutive kills from freshman Carly Federinko and consecutive service aces from Carpio pushed the Quakers' lead to 17-11. The hosts held the lead throughout the rest of the set, but the visitors would get within two points (22-20) and force a timeout from Head Coach Lauren Horton. A Pioneer service error out of the timeout followed by a Quaker service ace and block sealed set one for Earlham.
Similar to the first set, the Quakers got out to an early lead as a kill from freshman Julia Stewart gave Earlham a 10-4 lead. Transylvania stormed back, however, winning seven of the next eight points to tie the set 11-11. The teams traded side outs until Earlham trailed 19-18, but a 6-0 spurt from the Pioneers closed to set.
Earlham's offense was held in check by Transylvania's defense in the final two sets as the Quakers recorded 22 kills and 17 errors while the Pioneers tallied 29 kills and 10 errors.
Federinko led an Earlham attack that hit .080 for the match with 17 kills and a .203 attack percentage. Stewart finished with 14 kills and nine digs while junior Ashleigh Burton added nine kills. Junior setter Lauren Jackson dished out 41 assists while junior libero Megan Hedinger had 21 digs.
The Transylvania duo of Jordan Horne and Ellie Stigger combined for 25 kills in the win for the Pioneers.
As a team, Earlham had eight service aces and kept Transylvania out of system in the first set. The Pioneers held an 8-4 blocks edge.
Earlham (14-7, 2-2 HCAC) returns to action Saturday for a 1 p.m. match at Mount St. Joseph University.