FRANKLIN, Ind. — In a dominant performance, the Wilmington College men’s soccer team defeated Franklin 11-0 Friday in non-conference action.
Wilmington is 6-1 on the year while Franklin drops to 2-6.
The Quakers started fast, recording three shots in the first five minutes. That aggressive style continued to the final whistle as Wilmington scored two goals in the 89th minute of the 90-minute match.
Zach Burgmeier opened the scoring in the 12th minute and that’s all WC goalkeeper Felix Maurer needed in this one. Maurer had two saves and picked up the victory.
Nati Wallis and Ian Molfenter scored shortly thereafter and WC took an innocuous 3-0 into the break.
But Wilmington exploded for eight goals in the second half by Wallis (assist Michael Owusu), Elorm Dogbey, Josh Maurer, Grant Murray (assists to Burgmeier and Dogbey), Piyo Debesay, Ian Young, Kevin Kamara and Debesay (assist to Kamara).
The goals for Debesay were the first of his collegiate career. His first came as he took a corner kick that curved its way past the Franklin goalkeeper.
Dogbey’s goal was the ninth of the season.
Wilmington out shot Franklin 31-5 and lead corner kicks 12-1.
Up next the Quakers will travel to Kenyon College 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.