WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's soccer team hosts Ohio Northern University for a 7 p.m. Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest on Wednesday evening.
The Teams: Wilmington and Ohio Northern. The Fightin' Quakers enter the contest with an 8-3-0 record and a 2-1-0 mark in OAC play after falling at the University of Mount Union 2-0 on Saturday. The Polar Bears are 9-2-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the OAC after shutting out Muskingum University 11-0 on Saturday.
The Coaches: Steve Spirk enters his 27th season as Wilmington's head women's soccer coach. Spirk, a 1982 alumnus, has led the Quakers to six NCAA Division III Tournaments, eight conference championships and over 300 victories during his tenure. A member of the Wilmington Athletics Hall of Fame, Spirk was a four-time All-American and holds several of the College's men's soccer records. Mark Batman, a Wilmington graduate, is in his 15th season leading the Ohio Northern women's soccer program.
The Players: Wilmington has scored 22 goals this season from 11 different players. Alex Vestal leads the team with six goals and three assists, including two goals in the win over Muskingum, for 15 total points. Five other Quakers – Kaitlin Evans, Lakyn Hupp, Paige Lane, Taylor Leake and Madison Wiedeman – have all scored at least two goals. Defensively, Leda Moyer has given up just 0.73 goals per game with five shutouts. Jenna Fuller leads Ohio Northern offensively with 11 goals and 23 points. Meagan Grierson anchors a Polar Bear defense that has allowed one goal in the last nine games as she surrenders just 0.47 goas per contest.
Series History: Wilmington is 7-15-1 against Ohio Northern since the 1994 season with the Polar Bears winning the last four meeting. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Follow Wilmington athletics on social media! The Fightin' Quakers have a presence on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics) as well as Twitter and Instagram (@DubCQuakers).
Up Next: Wilmington travels to Marietta College for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday.