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
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
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
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.