In a physical defensive battle, the Wilmington College women’s soccer team earned a scoreless draw with John Carroll Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference action on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
Both teams had a couple of optimal scoring opportunities, but the goalkeeping of both teams enabled them to record clean sheets.
Senior Ana Hosler recorded six saves, including one in each overtime period.
“I was pleased with our effort,” said Wilmington head coach Steve Spirk. “I thought we defended well and created some chances. I thought their goalie came up and made some big saves. It is what we expect in OAC games. The competition is going to be good.”
“Our defense did a good job tonight and Ana came up big. That kept us in the ballgame and helped us get a point tonight.”
Sophomore Alex Vestal tallied two of Wilmington’s four shots on goal. Senior Ashley Lovett and junior Kaitlin Evans had the other two shots on goal.
The statistics gave a visual display of the equality of the contest. John Carroll recorded nine shots to Wilmington’s eight, and had five of the eight corner kicks.
John Carroll was issued both of the game’s yellow cards.
Wilmington (4-4-2) travels to Bexley 7 p.m. Wednesday for an Ohio Athletic Conference match with Capital.