BEXLEY – The Wilmington College men's soccer team is experiencing a scoring drought never seen in Bud Lewis' 40-plus years of coaching.
The Fightin' Quakers were shutout for the fifth consecutive game, falling to Capital Wednesday, 4-0, in Ohio Athletic Conference action in Bernlohr Stadium.
"Collectively, we are not getting it done offensively," said Lewis. "We are making enough mistakes defensively. Part of it is our confidence. We are struggling to believe we can come back from adversity. Our youth and inexperience is catching up with us."
Capital scored the only goal of the first half in the 36th minute, and despite trailing at the half, Wilmington felt it was in a good position.
"We played a very good first half, creating a few scoring chances," said Lewis. "We were playing hard, playing well; I felt good about our chances. The second goal seemed to unravel us."
The Crusaders scored off a throw-in less than five minutes into the second half, and picked up two more goals in the 64th and 66th minute, respectively.
Junior Jason Altmayer (Bethel, OH/Bethel) recorded Wilmington's only shot on goal as the Fightin' Quakers managed just six shots for the entire contest. Senior Nick Baker (Indianapolis, IN/Decatur Central) had two saves on six shots in 64:51 of action.
Wilmington (3-6-2, 0-2 OAC) will host Baldwin Wallace (4-8, 1-1 OAC) 7 p.m. Saturday as part of the school's annual Homecoming festivities.