Quakers Stun Yellow Jackets

(Defiance, OH) Our Defiance College Yellow Jackets looked to turn their season around last Wednesday as they took on the Earlham Quakers from Earlham, Indiana. Earlham came into this match with a record of 5-7, while our lady’s had a record of 1-9.

This game was played in an element that either team has yet to be tested on this season, with the game being played in a light mist, while the field had already taken a downpour. The girls for both sides were slipping and sliding on the muddy pitch.

Earlham struck first, with a goal in the 22nd minute. Defiance could not have an answer of their own before Earlham was able to put another into the back of the net, in the 37th minute, followed by another quick one in the 39th. Our Lady Jackets attempted to fight back the whole half, but could not find the back of the net with their 9 shots on goal.

Defiance went into the half looking for an answer of their own, and came out confident that they would be able to put something together during the second half.

They played extremely well in the second half, putting another 8 shots on goal, and putting together several great runs. This was not enough to stop the Quakers though, as they were able to put together another great run and find the back of the net in the 86th minute.

The final was 4-0 in favor of the Quakers, and Defiance dropped to 1-10 on the season. After the game, we were able to catch up with Sarah Maderas, and she had this to say, “Against Earlham we have made improvements as a team and this loss is just another thing we need to learn from. We just have to keep moving forward and focus on the next game.”

Defiance travels to Rose Hulman to take on the Fighting Engineers this weekend. The game will be played on Saturday, at 1:30 PM. Do not be afraid to wish a member of the team good luck, and as always, Go Jackets!

Written by Zac Bires

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