Earlham 3 Manchester 1
RICHMOND, Ind.-Earlham volleyball begins their conference schedule undefeated after four close sets with the Manchester University Spartans.
In three sets, Earlham had to come from behind to earn their match win. Early in the first set the Quakers fell behind eight points and many people thought the set was all but over. The problem was not that Earlham’s offense was not producing, rather that Manchester’s defense was excelling. Their back row was very engaged and returning some hard hits by the Quaker offense. Although they were down, Earlham did not panic and took it one play at a time. They were able to gain their edge by capitalizing off of Manchester mistakes and really swinging at the ball with unreturnable kills. After a nine point run by the Quakers that put them up by two,they closed it out 25-20, Earlham.
Set two the Quakers just let the game get away from them after trading points back and forth with the Spartans. A lapse in Earlham’s defense kicked off a five-point Manchester run, but Quaker errors sustained it. The Spartans would end up winning 25-20.
Manchester 69 Earlham 0
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Three turnovers on fumbles and a pair of returns that all led to touchdowns proved to be too much for Earlham Football and the Quakers dropped a 69-0 decision to Manchester University, Saturday afternoon at Carl W. Burt Field.
The day was not without bright spots for the Quakers. Earlham finished with a season-high 266 yards of total offense, and the Maroon and White’s 97 yards on the ground was also a season benchmark.
Connor Bray logged 39 yards on nine carries, while Melvin Davis finished with 36 yards rushing on 16 attempts. First year quarterback Collin Hauschild also posted positive yardage with 23 yards on seven scrambles.
Hauschild turned in his best passing performance thus far in his rookie campaign. He went 15-of-30 with one interception for 125 yards through the air, and paced an Earlham passing attack that finished with 169 yards.
Malcolm Jones hauled in seven receptions for 89 yards to lead the receiving corps, while Jamel Barnes had a pair of catches for 37 yards. Barnes’ 28-yard hookup with Joe Enwright in the fourth quarter was the Quakers’ longest pass play of the day.
Manchester amassed 451 yards of total offense – 359 yards on the ground and 92 yards through the air. The Spartans began the game by returning the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, one of two special teams scores for Manchester on the day. MU had an 85 yard punt return for a TD late in the fourth quarter, capping the day’s scoring for the Spartans.
Earlham was handicapped by three turnovers on fumbles, all of which led to touchdowns for Manchester.
MT. ST. JOSEPH 3 EARLHAM 2
CINCINATTI, Ohio – Men’s soccer narrowly misses a win in their first conference matchup of the season against Mount St. Joseph.
The teams were evenly matched both offensively and defensively. Each team traded possessions up and down the field and their defenses allowed little opportunity for shots on the goal. Earlham had four shots on the goal and the Lions had only had six.
The Lions struck first in the 23rd minute after Seth Freppon connected with the net unassisted. Two minutes later Earlham’s Yuki Adams answered the call after an on the money pass by Andrew Strozewski making the score 1-1. Mount St. Joe’s Austin Masters would score the last goal of the half by capitalizing off of a Lions corner kick. Earlham went into halftime down 2-1.
After a slow start to the second half, the first shot was a goal by the Lions’ Alexander Horschmeier in the 62nd minute, putting Mount St. Joe up by two goals. With seven minutes left of the half, a yellow card on the Lions’ Cameron Willis gave Drew Fitzgibbon the opportunity to score. The game ended 3-2 in favor of the Mount St. Joe.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
MT. ST. JOSEPH 9 EARLHAM 1
CINCINATTI, Ohio – After a day of mishaps, the Mount St. Joesph Lions make the Quakers 0-1 in their first conference match of the season.
All nine of the Lions goals were scored in the first half. The first goal was scored in the second minute and the last was scored in minute 42. Mount St. Joesph’s Etelle Nfor was responsible for three of the nine goals. In the second period Hannah Wallhausser came up with a goal in minute 85 to make the score 9-1.
The amount of opportunities each team had on their attacks is what created the margin between the two teams. Earlham had five shots on the goal while the Lions had 17.
Earlham is back in conference action on October 3 at Transylvania at 7:00 pm.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Earlham 7 Mt. St. Joseph
RICHMOND, Ind. — Earlham College women’s tennis bounced back into the win column on Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Mount St. Joseph University, at the EC Tennis Courts.
The Quakers took two out of three points in doubles play, with Anna Hahn and Yunjoo Shinn posting the most decisive win in doubles with an 8-2 score at first flight.
Hahn again proved dominant in singles, rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win at no. 1 over Mount St. Joseph’s Blake Nelson. Shinn (no. 2 singles), Ari Sanchez (no. 3 singles), Abby Stewart (no. 4 singles), and Alexandra Swank (no. 6 singles) also picked up points for the Quakers.
Earlham women’s tennis returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 2, when it faces Miami-Middletown in a road match.
WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
Denison 2 Earlham 0
DENISON, Ohio — Denison University scored a single goal early in each half and visiting Earlham College was unable to respond, as the Quakers dropped a 2-0 decision in a North Coast Athletic Conference field hockey matchup on Saturday at Piper Stadium.
Denison outshot Earlham, 15-1, and charted an identical 15-1 advantage in penalty corners. First year goalie Margaret Murphy logged eight saves over 70 minutes in the Earlham cage, while Denison’s Teya Adams did not record a single save.
The Big Red’s Maya Tumiwa buried a loose rebound just 22 seconds into the game to put Denison up 1-0, a score that held through the remainder of the opening half. Denison doubled its lead less than two minutes into the second stanza, when Charlotte Happel completed a penalty corner play with a shot from the top of the circle.
Earlham completes its first trip around the NCAC loop on Wednesday, Oct. 3, when it travels to Greencastle, Ind., to face DePauw University. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.