Scots Hold Off Quakers for Weekend Sweep

Sydney Schuster
Sydney Schuster
Caitlyn O'Connor
Caitlyn O'Connor

WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster field hockey team finished a weekend sweep at John P. Papp Stadium with a 2-1 win over Earlham College on Sunday.

Wooster's top two goal scorers in sophomores Sydney Schuster and Caitlyn O'Connor gave the Scots the goals they needed to earn the win.

Schuster scored her 17th goal in the fourth minute which would remain the lone goal of the first half. Senior Katie Padavick was atop the circle and pushed the ball toward Schuster for the assist.

O'Connor made it a 2-0 game in the 56th minute off an assist from Schuster. Schuster drew the goalie to the right side of the cage and found O'Connor in the middle with open space to score. It was O'Connor's 14th goal of the year.

Earlham did not go down quietly, however, as Isabelle Bishop scored in the 67th minute off an assist from Maite Turlings. The Quakers kept the pressure on and had a great attempt with about two minutes remaining, but a diving stop by keeper Katie Shideler kept the Quakers at bay.

Shideler made six saves in the cage to pick up her 12th win. Quaker goalie Margaret Murphy also collected six saves.

Earlham outshot Wooster 14-10 and took the penalty corner advantage 7-4.

Wooster improves to 12-5 overall and 8-4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Earlham drops to 7-10 overall and 3-9 in conference play.

The Scots have two games remaining in the NCAC season. They'll travel to Kenyon College for an important matchup on Thursday and will close the season next Saturday at home against Oberlin College.