MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Defiance 2 Earlham 0
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Earlham falls 2-0 at Defiance.
Both of the Yellow Jackets’ goals were scored in the first half. A foul on Earlham’s Brevin Smith gave Jaren Casto a free kick that Bennett Pack headed into the goal at the 29th minute. At minute 33 Casto scored his own goal.
No goals were scored in the second half. Through the match Earlham took 10 shots and Defiance took 20. Both teams acquired 10 fouls, and Earlham had only one more corner kick than Defiance.
Earlham travels to Manchester on Saturday, October 27 at 3:30pm.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Earlham 2 Defiance 1
RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham women’s soccer sends their seniors off with a bang after a big win over Defiance.
A Defiance foul on Abby McCullogh led to a free kick that McCullogh placed directly in front of the goal. Hannah Wallhausser finished the job, heading the ball past the goalie making the score 1-0 Earlham. The remainder of the first period would go scoreless and the Quakers would enter the half up one.
Halfway through the second period Defiance got the opportunity to tie the game up. In the 70th minute the Yellow Jackets’ Whitney Webb shot from the 18 box. The ball went directory over goalkeeper Raven Mcree’s head. Hannah Wallhausser was not thinking overtime, and eight minutes later she scored her second goal of the night. Wallhausser beat all of Defiance’s defenders and faked out the goalie for a wide open score. The last 12 minutes Defiance attacked hard, but Earlham held them off.
Both teams ended the day with six shots on goal. Earlham made some crucial mistakes, accruing nine offsides penalties.
With her two goals today, Hannah Wallhausser’s goal total is now up to eight this season.
The seniors this year were Lydia Harvey and Abby McCullough. Both play the defender position.
Women’s soccer will play their last game this Saturday at Manchester at 1:00pm.
Earlham 3 Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Earlham volleyball banded together for a huge upset in Terre Haute for 3-1 win over Rose-Hulman.
Coming into this match, Rose-Hulman was the number one team in the HCAC and Earlham was ranked fourth.
Earlham came out with this win because they really played a team game. Everyone was accountable for their position on the court, and everyone made sure they performed at the highest level with as few errors as possible.
Sarah Dickman would not let up offensively attacking the net in a nearly unblockable fashion. She led the team in kills with 19, placing the ball perfectly so that it was nearly impossible to return. Caroline Mulvihill followed suit with 15 kills and only three attack errors, and proved herself an all-purpose volleyball player. Not only did Mulvihill acquire the second most kills, she also tied for the lead in digs with 22. Ashleigh Burton played selflessly but still managed to tally 15 kills. Abbey Zanatta also also ended the match with double-digit kills (11), as well as two blocks.
The offense could not have this kind of production without perfectly placed balls by Lauren Jackson. She ended the day with 57 assists and no ball handling errors. Jackson also had 13 digs.
Angelica Carpio gave Earlham the edge they needed in the serving game, with four aces. In total, Earlham had nine aces.
Megan Hedinger added 22 more digs to her historic season. Last match she broke Earlham’s all-time dig record and for the past two years she has been the team’s dig leader.
Earlham had 12 more digs than Rose-Hulman, and 11 more kills.
This win clinches Earlham’s spot in the HCAC Tournament and marks their first appearance ever. It is also the first time Earlham has ever beat Rose-Hulman. Each week, this team headed by Lauren Horton and Fatima Dacosta have proved just how disciplined they are. No amount of adversity on the season can deter them.
Earlham is now 5-3 in the HCAC. They will host their senior day and play their final regular season HCAC match against Bluffton on Saturday, October 27. If they win their last match, Earlham will host a playoff game.