UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS – Senior Erika Good had the first multi-goal game of her career as the Wilmington College women’s soccer team defeated John Carroll Saturday, 3-1, in Ohio Athletic Conference action at Don Shula Stadium.
“I can’t remember the last time we won on their field,” said Wilmington head coach Steve Spirk. “We played well from beginning to end.”
It was Wilmington’s sixth victory in seven games as WC improved to 8-4 overall, 2-1 in the OAC. The Fightin’ Quakers return home 7 p.m. Tuesday to face Capital in OAC action.
Good (Miamisburg, OH/Miamisburg) kicked the scoring off with a goal in the 11th minute with an assist to Taylor Scott (Lynchburg, OH/Lynchburg-Clay). It was Good’s second goal of the season and Scott’s fourth assist.
Good added her second goal of the game, scoring on a free kick in the 35th minute.
John Carroll halved its deficit thanks to a defensive breakdown as Wilmington scored an own goal in the 59th minute.
Undeterred, the Fightin’ Quakers went on the offensive and it paid off as Scott dribbled through the defense and beat the keeper. It was Scott’s fifth goal of the season.
“Taylor scored a great goal and, in my opinion, it was a huge goal,” said Spirk. “To regain the two-goal lead was big. But so was coming back after getting scored upon and putting the ball in the back of the net.”
Wilmington outshot the Blue Streaks, 13-11, however, JCU managed more shots on goal, 7-6.