WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's soccer team opens its 2019 season on Saturday evening when Cincinnati State comes to Williams Stadium for a 5 p.m. contest.
The Teams: Wilmington and Cincinnati State. The Fightin' Quakers finished last year's campaign with an 8-9-0 overall record and are looking to improve on that this season. The Lightning Bolts' results from the 2018 season were not available.
The Coaches: Steve Spirk enters his 28th season as Wilmington's head women's soccer coach. Spirk, a 1982 alumnus, has led the Quakers to six NCAA Division III Tournaments, eight conference championships and over 300 victories during his tenure. A member of the Wilmington Athletics Hall of Fame, Spirk was a four-time All-American and holds several of the College's men's soccer records. Joel Carey is Cincinnati State's head women's soccer coach.
The Players: Madison Wiedeman, who started 16 games a season ago, returns looking to build on a two-goal, three-assists campaign in 2018. A trio of defenders – Abby Spirk, Haley Burge and Riley Allison, all return to what should be a stout Quaker defense. Statistics for Cincinnati State were not available.
Scoreless Streak: Wilmington is looking to find the back of the net quickly after ending its 2018 season on a seven-game scoreless streak.
Series History: Wilmington has not played Cincinnati State in the last 30 years.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Follow Wilmington athletics on social media! The Fightin' Quakers have a presence on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics) as well as Twitter and Instagram (@DubCQuakers).
Up Next: Wilmington faces Thomas More University on Tuesday before returning home to battle Anderson University (Indiana) at 11 a.m. next Saturday.