EC ROUND UP
October 11, 2012Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — A breakaway goal in the first half proved to be all the Earlham
College women's soccer team would need on Wednesday as the Quakers beat
regionally-ranked Hanover College.
With the 1-0 win over the Panthers on Matlack Field, the Quakers grabbed sole
possession of first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
"The players were really united," Earlham Head Coach Shane Meridith said. "It was a
great team effort and we did the little things right."
Earlham is 7-4-1 overall, but in the HCAC, the Quakers are the only squad without a
loss at 3-0-1.
Hanover (10-3, 3-1) is ranked No. 4 in the latest National Soccer Coaches
Association of America Great Lakes Regional poll.
After receiving a pass on a header from Joy Doucette, Ryder Comstock found the back
of the net at the 12:15 mark to give the Quakers an early 1-0 lead.
From that point, the Quakers were able to hold off the highest scoring team in the
HCAC for the victory.
Comstock is tied for the lead in the conference with seven goals, while Doucette is
tied for first in assists with five. Doucette, who has six goals, is on top in the
league with 17 points.
The Quakers held a 9-8 edge in shots, while the Panthers led 6-2 in corner kicks.
Earlham goalkeeper A.J. Johnson had four saves for the Quakers as she posted her
third shutout of the season.
Next up for the Quakers is a home contest against Anderson University on Saturday.
The HCAC match gets underway at 1 p.m.
ANDERSON, Ind. — The Earlham College volleyball team battled Anderson University on
Wednesday night in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match.
The Ravens (9-14, 2-3) won the contest 25-20, 25-16, 32-30.
Ashley Hedrick led the Quakers with 10 kills, while Meg Huffmeyer added six kills.
Ashlee Heberger topped Earlham with 20 assists. Kazondra Ramos had 16 digs for the
Quakers and Heather Hayden finished with 12 digs.
Earlham (5-15, 0-6) entertains Manchester University on Friday. The HCAC affair on
Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center begins at 7:30 p.m.