WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's soccer team returns home on Saturday in search of an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) victory against Baldwin Wallace University. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Baldwin Wallace (BW). The Fightin' Quakers enter the contest with an 8-6-0 record and a 2-4-0 mark in OAC play after falling to league-leading Otterbein University 4-0 on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets stand at 9-5-1 overall and 3-3-0 in conference play after a 3-2 win over John Carroll University 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. Jim Wotjkun completed his first season as BW's head women's soccer coach in 2017. He previously served as associate head coach for the program for 11 seasons.
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 1.29 goals per game with five shutouts. Rachel Bender has either scored (12 goals) or assisted (12 assists) on 24 of BW's 37 goals as a team. Emma Bruno and Sophia Weidner have split the goalkeeping duties as each has over 500 minutes in net.
Series History: Wilmington is 20-6-2 against BW in the last three decades. The Quakers edged the Yellow Jackets 2-1 at Williams Stadium last season. 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 Capital University for a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday.