Wooster edges Wilmington women at Townsend Field

By Alex Trevino - WC Contributor

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College women’s soccer team scored on each of its two penalty kicks, but the Fightin’ Quakers were unable to find their way to a third goal and fell to the College of Wooster 3-2 Saturday evening.

The Wilmington defense was tested early as Wooster scored on its first shot of the night. The Quakers settled in quite well after that and held Wooster to just two more shots on goal the rest of the half. On the offensive end, Wilmington probed the Wooster defense, and in the 16th-minute, a hand ball in the goal box gave Wilmington a penalty kick, which Shannon Jamieson cleanly knocked home to even the score at 1-1. Wilmington outshot the Fighting Scots 7-3 in the first half, but couldn’t break through again.

In a similar fashion to its first half, Wooster scored in the first five minutes of the second half which gave the Scots a 2-1 lead. The Quakers pressed the offense and were able to draw another hand ball penalty on the Scots. On this occasion, it would be Elizabeth Matthews knocking home the penalty kick to again draw the Quakers even at 2-2.

The good feelings were short lived, however, as Wooster scored in the 69th minute. The Quakers again outshot Wooster, but were not able to finish in the final third despite several chances.

Wilmington will face Manchester 2 p.m. today at Townsend Field.


By Alex Trevino

WC Contributor