October 31, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's soccer team is on the verge of a trip to
the post-season after Wednesday's 1-0 Senior Day victory over the Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology.
“It’s just a tremendous effort, front of the team to back, I don’t think we can do
any better," Earlham Head Coach Roy Messer said of his squad's win on Matlack Field.
"I want to particularly stress the job that Sam Embry did in the goal, he was just
"I don’t really make that sort of that comment all that often, but this is one of
the major differences in our year this year," Messer added. "Sam Embry’s goalkeeping
has been beyond what you could’ve expected. It was heroic, as a matter of fact."
Earlham is now 10-8 overall, but more importantly the Quakers are 6-2 in the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and in second place. Rose-Hulman (8-5-4,
5-1-2) went from the leading the conference to third place. Hanover College is on
top in the standings at 6-1-1 with an overall mark of 10-6-2.
Transylvania University (11-4-2, 5-2-1) and Anderson University (9-9, 5-3) are also
both still alive for the HCAC Tournament, which gets underway next week.
The Quakers would need a victory or a tie at the College of Mount St. Joseph on
Saturday to clinch a spot in the tournament. The regular season finale starts at
On Wednesday, the Engineers led 11-10 in shots as Embry recorded nine saves to post
his fifth shutout of the fall. Rose-Hulman also led 5-2 in corner kicks.
The decisive moment of the contest came at 58:53 when Ameer Yusuf scored his ninth
goal of the season. Michael Nsoesie had the assist on the play.
During halftime, Earlham's seniors had a statement read thanking everyone for their
support over the last four years. Embry and Nsoesie along with Endalkachew Demise,
Tamru Taye, David Jones, Alex Ferreira, Frank Mbaya, Scott Lawrence, Salavadore
Rivas, Arsene Kabeya and Corey Campbell were in uniform for their final regular
season match at home.
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's basketball team had three members on the
Players to Watch list as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference pre-season
poll was released on Wednesday.
Jack O'Flaherty, Kristian Barden and Vadial Jett were named on the list for the
O'Flaherty was second on the team last year with a 12.0 scoring average, while
Barden was the leading rebounder a year ago at 7.4 per outing.
Jett is the top returning player in assists for the Quakers at 2.7 a game and he
scored 5.9 PPG.
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was picked to repeat as HCAC champs in the
poll. Hanover College was second and Defiance College was third. The Quakers were
After an exhibition contest at Bowling Green State University on Nov. 9, the Quakers
open the season against Piedmont College in the Shrine Tournament at Marietta
College on Nov. 15. The game is at 6 p.m.