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Men's Soccer Heads to Capital Thursday

Photo by Ellen Nilback
Photo by Ellen Nilback




WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's soccer team continues its quest for an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) championship on Thursday when the Fightin' Quakers head to Capital University for a 7 p.m. contest.

The Teams: Wilmington and Capital. The Quakers enter the matchup with a 6-1-0 overall record having most recently defeated Baldwin Wallace University 4-0 at home on Monday. The Crusaders are 2-5-0 on the season having fallen to Ohio Northern University 1-0 in Columbus on Monday. Capital has lost each of its last four contests by a 1-0 margin.

The Coaches: Alex Van der Sluijs is in his third year leading Wilmington's men's soccer team. The 2007 alumnus, who was a three-time First Team All-OAC selection and a member of the program's only team to win an OAC title in 2004, worked at Defiance College for seven seasons. Alan Yost, a 2006 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, is in his ninth season as Capital's head coach. He's guided the Crusaders to two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.

The Players: Elorm Dogbey leads the Wilmington offense with five goals and four assists for a total of 14 points. Zach Burgmeier, Ian Molftenter and Yusef Muqtadir are the other Quakers to have found the back of the net multiple times. Goalkeeper Felix Maurer, who was named OAC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season, carries a 0.44 goals against average and has been a part of five shutouts. Jack Francisco and Jack Kossoudji have combined to score five of Capital's seven goals on the season.

OAC Tournament: Wilmington, which clinched a berth in the OAC Tournament for the first time since 2012 earlier this week, is looking to secure a first round bye with a victory in either of its next two contests.

Series History: Wilmington is 13-10-1 against Capital since becoming an NCAA Division III member in the early 1990s. The Crusaders have won the last five meetings, however. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.

Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest 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 will close out its 2021 spring regular season hosting John Carroll University on Sunday. Kickoff from Williams Stadium is scheduled for 2 p.m.