WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's soccer team rebounded from a last-minute defeat last weekend to defeat Ohio Northern University (ONU) 1-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest at Williams Stadium on Thursday evening.
Shots were even a third of the way through the game as both squads took four shots. ONU's fifth, however, nearly broke the deadlock in the 36th minute. Zach Yoder found space and fired a shot that beat Wilmington goalkeeper Felix Maurer, but the shot caromed off the crossbar. The Polar Bears would take four shots to the Fightin' Quakers' one over the final 10 minutes of the first half, but neither side scored.
The visitors took the first shot of the second half, but it was saved by Maurer. The Quakers pushed the ball forward following the save and earned a penalty kick as ONU committed a foul inside its own 18-yard box. Zach Burgmeier, for the second straight game, stepped up and delivered the penalty kick goal. Wilmington's defense, alongside a six-save performance from Maurer, earned the clean slate victory.
ONU held a 17-10 edge in overall shots including by a 7-2 margin in shots on goal. Wilmington countered with a 6-5 edge in corner kicks earned.
Individually, Levi King led the way with seven shots including four on goal for the Polar Bears while Burgmeier took four shots including two on net for the Quakers.
Wilmington (3-1-0) heads to Marietta College for a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.