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Women's Soccer Snaps Seven-Game Losing Skid to Mount Union With 3-1 Win

Photo by Lizz Hadley
Photo by Lizz Hadley


WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's soccer team rebounded from a loss on Wednesday to defeat the University of Mount Union 3-1 in an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest at Williams Stadium on Saturday evening.

The win, which snapped a seven-game losing skid to the Purple Raiders, improves the Fightin' Quakers' record to 7-3-1 overall and a 2-1-0 mark in OAC play.

The game was scoreless through 30 minutes until Taylor Huffman broke the deadlock with an unassisted goal beating Skyelar Mantz one-on-one in the 34th minute. Less than five minutes later, Mount Union committed a foul in its own box, and Abby Spirk converted the penalty kick to double the host's lead.

The Purple Raiders (4-6-1, 0-3-0 OAC) opened the second half with a shot on goal, but Lauren Galloway, the reigning OAC Defensive Player of the Week, made the save. Wilmington then earned a corner kick in the 60th minute, and Spirk's corner kick found Haley Burge who scored her first goal of the season to put the game away. Mount Union netted its lone goal in the waning minutes as Lauren Beech scored via a free kick.

Wilmington held a 11-9 edge in total shots and a held a slim 6-5 edge in shots on goal. The Quakers also earned six corner kicks to the Purple Raiders' two.

Individually, Galloway made four saves and earned the win while Mantz took the loss. Sarah Taranto finished the final 25-plus minutes in net for Mount Union.

Huffman, Grace Storck and Heidi Edens all fired two shots for the Quakers while Brit McCauley took three for the Purple Raiders.

Wilmington continues OAC play at Ohio Northern University on Wednesday.