RICHMOND, Ind. – Junior Megan Hut provided her second hat trick of the season as the Earlham College field hockey team came from two goals down to defeat Wooster 3-2 in double overtime at Darrell Beane Stadium on Sunday.
Wooster (1-7, 0-3 NCAC) scored two goals in the first 13 minutes to take a 2-0 lead. The Fighting Scots took the two-goal advantage into halftime.
Hut, who has named North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Player of the Week during the first week of the season, began the Quakers’ comeback as she scored in the 48th minute to cut the deficit to a single goal.
With just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation, Hut equalized with her fifth goal of the season to deadlock the game at 2-2.
In the first overtime, the Quakers were awarded a penalty corner. Freshman Maite Turlings appeared to score the game-winning goal, but the referees deemed that the corner never cleared the circle, and the goal was disallowed. Earlham would not be denied, however, as Hut finished off the hat trick 1:29 into the second overtime to give the Quakers their second consecutive NCAC victory.
The victory over Wooster marks the third win for Earlham over the Fighting Scots in 53 games. In addition, Earlham snapped at least a 28-game losing streak to Wooster with the win.
Senior goalkeeper Kate Korobkina earned the victory, facing five shots and saving two in over 86 minutes in net.
The Quakers led a 17-15 advantage in shots in the game. Wooster, however, was awarded 14 penalty corners while Earlham took 12 in the contest.
Earlham improves to 3-2 on the season including a 2-1 mark in NCAC play. The Quakers have already surpassed their win total for every season since 2008 when Earlham finished 6-11 on the season.
Earlham is on the road for its next three contests – Denison on Sept. 25, Kenyon on Sept. 26, and Wittenberg on Oct. 2.