DEFIANCE – Senior Ashley Stockton scored on a penalty kick with less than 10 minutes to play Saturday to give the Wilmington College women’s soccer team a 2-1 non-conference victory in the Purple and Gold Classic at Defiance College.
It was Stockton’s first career goal. The penalty kick was set up as freshman Katie Evans was taken down on the box.
Junior Taylor Scott scored her second goal of the season, giving the Fightin’ Quakers the early lead in the sixth minute. The lead didn’t last long as the Bearcats responded in the 10th minute.
From that point, it was pure domination for the Fightin’ Quakers as they outshot Saint Vincent, 21-4, until Stockton finally netted the game-winner. Wilmington held the advantage in corner kicks, 6-1.
“We took a bunch of shots,” said WC head coach Steve Spirk. “We missed some easy ones but we didn’t quit. We passed better in the second half and we just had players miss some chances.”
Freshman Brittany Ross made two saves, while facing three shots. Ross anchored a defense of senior Erika Good, senior Morgan Combs, sophomore Alyssa Reule and sophomore Mellonee Hall that Spirk described as “exceptional.”