Late goal lifts women’s soccer past Berea, 3-2

Mel Johnson

BEREA, Ky. – Earlham College first year Jenna Hoeh scored in the 69th minute giving the Quakers a 3-2 victory over Berea College, in a non-conference women's soccer matchup at the Berea College Soccer Field.

Earlham improved to 2-1-0 overall with the victory, while Berea slipped to 1-1-0.

Quaker sophomore and Berea native Hannah Wallhausser notched Earlham's first goal, beating Mountaineer keeper Jade Fulkerson in the 3rd minute off an assist from Erin Welsh. Earlham struck again barely 15 minutes later when newcomer Eva Lyon scored in the 18th minute, extending the Quakers' lead to 2-0 with her third goal of the season. Hoeh was credited with an assist on the score.

Earlham's halftime lead evaporated with two quick Berea goals early in the second half. Madilyn Hord ended the Quakers' shutout bid with a goal in the 51st minute, while Bailee Vanover knotted the game at 2-2 with a strike in the 55th minute with an assist from Hord.

Hoeh notched the unassisted game winner with 21:46 showing on the game clock. Earlham's defensive unit held Berea to just four shots over the remainder of the game, only one of which was on target.

Earlham keeper Mel Johnson picked up the victory with four saves over 90 minutes. The Quakers narrowly outshot the Mountaineers, 17-14, however Berea had a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Earlham women's soccer is back home at Matlack-Messer Field for its next contest on Saturday, Sept. 7, when it hosts Illinois College.