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Men's Soccer Wins Conference Opener against Heidelberg

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis

*Story by Athletic Communications Intern Adam Knaub


WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's soccer team opened its Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) schedule with a 3-0 win against Heidelberg University on Saturday evening. 

The win brings the Fightin Qakers to 8-2-1 (1-0-0 OAC). The Student Princes are now 2-6-1 (0-1-0 OAC).

The first goal of the game came in the 16th minute from Nati Wallis on a penalty kick. Wallis was dribbling down the field when he was tripped by a Heidelberg defender just inside the penalty area. The goal was backed up in the 26th minute when Zach Burgmeier picked up a loose ball 20 yards out from the Student Princes goal and took a shot that threaded multiple defenders to score. Ian Molfenter capped off the night for the Quakers with a goal in the 84th minute assisted by a cross from Elorm Dogbey

Felix Maurer took the win for Wilmington, recording four saves. Ryan Newman played goalkeeper for the Student Princes with three saves on the evening. 

The Quakers led the Student Princes in shots 15-7 and corner kicks 10-2. 

Wilmington will play in Williams Stadium again on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Muskingum University.