Muskies end WC women’s 7-game streak 3-1

NEW CONCORD – The Wilmington College women’s soccer team held a 17-8 shots edge, but Muskingum University capitalized on its chances in a 3-1 Ohio Athletic Conference contest Wednesday evening.

The win was the Fighting Muskies’ first over the Fightin’ Quakers in 25 games in a series dating back to 1991. The loss also snaps a seven-game unbeaten streak for Wilmington.

Muskingum scored two goals on its first five shots. Wilmington did hold a 10-5 edge in shots the first 45 minutes, but it was the hosts who took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

The Quakers came out firing in the second half taking the first six shots of the period but failed to score. After Muskingum went up 3-0.

Tiffany Hayes scored in the 76th minute to keep the Quakers from being blanked.

Lauren Galloway, the reigning OAC Defensive Player of the Week, allowed three goals on five shots. The freshman entered the game having surrendered just two goals in the previous eight games.

Wilmington (6-3-1, 1-1-0 OAC) gets a chance to rebound Saturday when the University of Mount Union comes to campus for a 7 p.m. kickoff.