*Story by Athletic Communications Intern Adam Knaub
WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's soccer team will host Otterbein College for Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) competition on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Otterbein, the Fightin' Quakers are 8-4-1, 3-2-0 OAC. The Cardinals are 12-1-1, 5-0-0 OAC.
The Coaches: Steve Spirk enters his 28th 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. Brandon Koons is in his 21st season leading the Cardinals. He has lead them to nine OAC regular season championships. Koons is the winningest women's soccer coach in OAC history, currently standing with a career record of 274-87-34 and a .759 winning percentage. He has never had a losing season and reached the 200-win plateau with a 2-1 victory over cross-town rival Capital in October of 2012.
The Players: Taylor Huffman leads the Quakers in goals with six, she has also recorded three assists. Lauren Galloway has started every game at goalkeeper for the Quakers and has made 72 saves with eight goals allowed. Bella Shivley leads the Cardinals in goals and assists with 18 and 11 respectively. Erin Gordon has played the majority of the season in goal for Otterbein, recording 33 saves with 13 goals allowed.
Series History: Wilmington is 13-17-0 against Otterbein since 1987, the Cardinals have won the last six meetings.
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: The Quakers will travel to Berea, Ohio to continue OAC competition at Baldwin Wallace University.