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Women's Soccer Travels to Marietta Saturday

Photo by Madi Wellendorf
Photo by Madi Wellendorf




WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's soccer team looks to snap a two-game losing skid on Saturday when the Fightin' Quakers travel to Marietta College for a 7 p.m. contest.

The Teams: Wilmington and Marietta. The Fightin' Quakers enter the contest with an 8-4-0 record and a 2-2-0 mark in OAC play after falling to Ohio Northern University 5-0 on Wednesday evening. The Pioneers are 4-8-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the OAC, but most recently defeated Capital University 3-1 on Wednesday.

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. Tracey Blasius, the former head women's soccer coach at John Carroll University, is in her sixth season has Marietta's head coach.

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 last Wednesday, 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 1.09 goals per game with five shutouts. Both Chloe Williams and Kayla Tomlin have scored three goals to lead the Pioneers' offense.

Series History: Wilmington is 15-5-2 against Marietta since the 1987 season. The Pioneers won last year's meeting, however, edging the Quakers 3-2 at home. 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 Otterbein University for a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday.