The Wilmington College women’s soccer team dropped its second Ohio Athletic Conference match of the season, falling to Capital Tuesday, 4-1, at Townsend Field.
Wilmington, which has lost to both unbeaten OAC teams, falls to 7-5 on the season, 2-2 in the OAC. The Fightin’ Quakers travel to Baldwin-Wallace 7 p.m. Saturday.
“(Capital) is a good team, an experienced team and the defending OAC tournament champs that went to the nationals last year,” said Wilmington head coach Steve Spirk. “They have a bunch of veteran players and I thought we competed well. The goal in the first half, we left a player unmarked, unchallenged and she headed it in.”
Capital took the early lead with a goal in the 17th minute. The Crusaders added to their advantage in the 59th minute and then took advantage of a defensive miscommunication in the 66th minute for a third goal. Capital rounded out the scoring with a goal in the 76th minute.
“In the second half, we gave up some really silly goals,” said Spirk. “It’s not indicative of our team to allow those kinds of goals. You can look at the score and see we lost 4-1, but we are a better team that what we showed tonight.”
Senior Erika Good (Miamisburg, OH/Miamisburg) kept Wilmington from being shutout for the second time this season, scoring with 30 seconds remaining. An illegal touch by the goalkeeper gave Wilmington a free kick from 10 yards out. A quick touch by freshman Baylee Houck (Huber Heights, OH/Wayne) to Good, and the midfielder beat the goalkeeper at the upper 90.
Freshman Katie Evans (Leesburg, OH/Fairfield Local) and freshman Taylor Leake (Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreek) combined for four of Wilmington’s eight shots
Freshman Brittany Ross (Covington, OH/Newton) allowed three goals on six shots to fall to 7-4 on the season.