RICHMOND, Ind. – Senior Jacob Ebbs and junior Bret Marshall both found the back of the net as the Earlham College men’s soccer team earned a key 2-0 victory over Transylvania in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play on Wednesday.
Sophomore Vojislav Tatarevic sent a cross to the top of the 18-yard box in the 38th minute. Ebbs calmly took one dribble and fired a shot near post beating Pioneers’ goalkeeper Cody Waltrip. The goal was Ebbs’ fifth of the season.
The Quakers took a 1-0 lead into halftime, and continued to enjoy the majority of the possession in the second half.
Earlham’s leading goal scorer, sophomore Nicholas Dey, broke loose down the far sideline in the 72nd minute. Dey sent a cross to the far post which found the head of Marshall. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native simply redirected the cross into the net to give the Quakers a 2-0 lead.
Earlham held a 14-10 advantage in shots, though both teams fired just five shots on net. The Quakers also earned five corner kicks while the Pioneers took three. With the win, Earlham remains unbeaten at home.
Freshman goalkeeper Nicola Manni earned the shutout victory making five saves in the contest.
The Quakers improve to 6-5 on the season and 3-1 in HCAC play. Earlham, who now sits in second place in the conference, travels to Mount St. Joseph for a 3:30 p.m. contest on Saturday.