WC women’s soccer pushes unbeaten streak to 6

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Junior Ashley Lovett scored a pair of second-half goals to lift the Wilmington College women’s soccer team to the 2-0 non-conference victory Wednesday over Ohio Wesleyan at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.

“It was a good win for us on the road,” said Wilmington head coach Steve Spirk. “I thought Ohio Wesleyan was a quality team. It was a good total team effort.”

After playing even with the Battling Bishops in the first half, each team getting four shots and one each on goal, Spirk knew he needed more from his team in the second half.

“We pressured the ball better in the second half, and we starting winning 50/50 balls and we put away our chances.”

In the game’s 62nd minute, sophomore Hannah Greaney played a nice through ball to Lovett, who settled the ball and put it past a charging keeper.

It didn’t take long for Wilmington to get some breathing room as Lovett took matters into her own hand less than four minutes later, bending her shot just inside the pipes.

Freshman Leda Moyer earned her first collegiate victory, stopping all three shots she faced in the second half. She splits the shutout with junior keeper Ana Hosler, who started and played the opening 45 minutes. The splitting of the goalkeepers was a pre-planned substitution.

Wilmington (4-1-2) takes its six-match unbeaten streak to Ohio Christian 2 p.m. Saturday.

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