WC women need win Saturday for OAC berth

WILMINGTON – Capital University held the Wilmington College women’s soccer team scoreless to spoil Senior Night and defeat the Fightin’ Quakers 3-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match played at rain-soaked Townsend Field Wednesday evening.

Capital (13-5-0, 6-2-0 OAC) opened the scoring in the 25th minute on a set piece. Allyssa Kimbler sent a cross into the box, and at about the penalty spot, Jayde Hoffmann rose up and headed the ball into the lower corner for her first goal of the season. That goal would prove to be the only one of the first half.

Wilmington opened the second half on the offensive as Maddy Scott possessed several times deep in Crusader territory. She earned a corner kick for the Quakers in the first minute of the second half. Riley Allison’s corner found the head of Haley Burge. Capital goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann was there to make the diving save and keep the shutout intact.

The Crusaders held a 15-5 edge in shots including by a 9-3 margin in shots on goal. The visitors also earned three corners kicks compared to two for Wilmington.

Five different Quakers took a shot with Carlie Brooks, Burge, Madison Wiedeman and Courtney Ryan earning shots on goal.

Wilmington (8-7-1, 3-5-0 OAC) concludes its 2019 regular season at John Carroll University Saturday. A win vaults the Quakers into the OAC tournament for the first time since 2015.