Here’s the Saturday Summary of Earlham Athletics:
Freshman Isabella Grasso opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when she redirected a junior Kristina Brunner shot into the back of the net. Senior Torey Posey scored her first goal of the season with 1:21 to play in the first half.
Oberlin’s best chance to score came in the 26th minute when the Yeo earned a penalty shot. Fortunately for the Quakers, the Maureen Coffey shot sailed wide. Junior Kaitlyn Brunner sealed the victory for the Quakers with a goal in the 65th minute.
“Kristina and Kaitlyn Brunner along with Tori Posey took advantage of the space they were given,” head coach Heather Moore said. “Megan [Hut] demands a lot of attention for opposing defenses, and our team found the openings in the defense today.”
Individually, Hut led the squad with seven shots while Posey fired five. Coffey led the Yeo with nine shots including four on goal.
Earlham improves to 2-2 on the season including a 1-1 mark in NCAC play. The Quakers return to action tomorrow (Sunday) for a game at noonagainst Wooster.
Sophomore Nicholas Dey opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the year in the 15th minute. Dey used a through ball from senior Mussa Ibrahim to flick the ball past Wooster goalkeeper Scott Stacho.
The Fighting Scots (2-5-1) would equalize with a goal from Abdoul-Ahad Sene three minutes before halftime.
Shortly after the intermission, Zuniga delivered the game-winning goal on an assist from senior Jacob Ebbs.
Earlham provided much of the offense in the contest as it outshot Wooster 12-5 including a 5-2 margin in shots on goal. The Quakers also earned six corner kicks compared to five for Wooster.
Individually, Zuniga and Dey fired four shots each. Senior TiQi Brown took two shots.
Sophomore Diego Perea picked up his first victory of the season and also made one save in the game.
Earlham improves to 2-3 on the season with the victory. The Quakers return to action on Sept. 23 for a 4 p.m. game against Wilmington.
In the loss to Olivet, freshman Abigail Sheehan dished out 18 assists. Sophomore Kayla Morris finished with 12 kills and seven errors on 38 attack attempts. Freshman Ashleigh Burton tallied seven kills, four digs, and two block assists. A pair of freshmen, Denisha Mataia and Jessica Dammeyer, combined for 15 digs.
In the victory over Robert Morris-Springfield, the Quakers hit .183 at a team including a blistering .324 attack percentage in the first set. Morris finished with a double-double (11 kills and 10 digs) while a trio of Quakers (Burton, freshman Skylar Muckway, and freshman Megan Hedinger) finished with exactly six kills. Mataia and Hedinger combined for 32 digs while Sheehan added 28 assists in the three-set match.
Morris was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance over the weekend.
“Our wins did not come easily this weekend, and it took every member of this team to make it happen,” head coach Lauren Crump said. “We played hard, but still have a lot of improvements to make before we reach the next level.”
Earlham now sits at 3-11 on the season and returns to action on Sept. 23 for a match at Wilmington. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Manchester (1-1) scored the game’s first 21 points. After a 30-yard field goal from freshman Justin Kerobo, the Spartans added 19 more points to take a 40-3 lead. Hundley found sophomore wide receiver Marcaus Cooper for a 19-yard touchdown with 5:38 to play in the first half, but Hunter Hardee scampered into the end zone from ten yards out for the final score of the first half.
The Quaker defense, despite surrendering 584 yards of total offense, sparked the offense midway through the third quarter. The Spartans attempted to run the ball, but junior Lajay Kelly got up field to force a fumble. Senior Allen Eugene picked up the loose ball and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Earlham would also score the last points of the game. Hundley connected with senior wide receiver Jalen Kenner on a 40-yard pass to get the Quakes into the red zone. Kenner, the program’s all-time leading receiver in receptions, would not be denied as Hundley found him on a slant on fourth and goal for a touchdown.
Kenner finished with six receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. The Reverse, La., native has now caught at least one pass in 32 straight games and needs just 152 yards to break the program’s record for career receiving yards. Cooper also finished with six receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown.
Manchester was led by Hunter Hardee who ran for 136 yards on 16 carries. Logan Haston finished 12-13 for 203 yards and three touchdowns.
Earlham (0-3) in on the road for its next two contests. The Quakers face Anderson on Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. followed by Mount St. Joseph on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
Mayhew opened the scoring in the 10th minute as she settled a cross from junior Cherrah Barclay and beat Heidelberg goalkeeper Alexandra Farmer. Rathfon would score two goals in the first half, one midway through and one in the 43rd minute, to give the Student Princes a 2-1 advantage going into halftime.
Rathfon would score her third goal in the in the 84th minute. Bush kept the Quakers close with a goal a minute later on a pass from junior Abby McCollough, but the Quakers could not find the net again.
Senior Ashley (A.J.) Johnson took the loss, but made nine saves in the game.
Earlham dips to 1-4 on the season and returns to action on Sept. 26 when the Quakers take on Grace Bible College. Kickoff is slated for noon.