WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College women’s soccer team opened its season Saturday with a 1-0 loss to Oberlin College at Townsend Field.
The Quaker defense faltered in the first half as two unfortunate stumbles gave Oberlin College two free chances at goal. Adrienne Sato sank the first of the two penalty kicks. Late in the first half, Sofia Mitchell was awarded a penalty kick but she was unable to fool veteran goalkeeper Lauren Galloway who blocked the kick and corralled the rebound.
The WC back line really seemed to find a rhythm after those tense moments and held Oberlin scoreless the rest of the match. Unfortunately, the Wilmington offense was unable to find the same rhythm and failed to score.
The Yeowomen held a 11-7 edge in shots including by a 6-2 margin in shots on goal. Galloway saved five shots allowing one penalty kick goal.
Wilmington will travel to Hiram College 7 p.m. Tuesday.