As the final seconds ticked off the clock last week in the Wilmington College women’s soccer team’s 1-0 decision over Muskingum, a conspiracy quickly unfolded as several seniors grabbed the iconic orange Gatorade bucket and moved in the direction of Steve Spirk. The victory not only marked a late-season win over an Ohio Athletic Conference rival, but it was Spirk’s 300th victory as the Fightin’ Quakers’ head coach. It marked a significant milestone for both the coach and program that have been part of conference championships, NCAA Tournaments, and prominence in NCAA Division III soccer. The 300th win evoked memories of players, matches, training sessions and all that has gone into building one of the most solid small college programs in Ohio since he took over as head coach in 1992.
The Wilmington College women’s soccer team competed in their last match of the 2017 regular season Saturday afternoon. Throughout the course of the 90-minute match, the Fightin’ Quakers were able to tally a total of 18 shots--to Heidelberg’s seven--12 of which were on goal. Only six of the 18 shots were taken during the first half, the remaining 12 in the second-half. Despite this second half surge in shots taken, the Fightin’ Quakers were unable to best Heidelberg and lost 1-0.
The Wilmington College women’s soccer team claimed a win in OAC action against Muskingum University Tuesday evening. The 1-0 shut-out not only marked the team’s second OAC win this season, but coach Steve Spirk’s 300th career win.
The Wilmington College women’s soccer team surrendered three goals over a 10-minute stretch and fell to #15 Ohio Northern, 4-0, Wednesday in Ohio Athletic Conference action on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
With less than four minutes remaining in the second overtime period, the Wilmington College women’s soccer team yielded the game-winning goal as Marietta came back from a two-goal deficit for the 3-2 Ohio Athletic Conference victory Friday.
The ability to score on set pieces were responsible for the outcome of Saturday’s Ohio Athletic Conference match with Baldwin Wallace as the Wilmington College women’s soccer team scored both its goals on free kicks in posting the 2-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NCSAA) announced their Team Academic Award winners to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year, and both Wilmington College soccer teams achieved recognition.
The Wilmington College women’s soccer team scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game and secured a 3-1 non-conference victory over Ohio Christian Saturday on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
The Wilmington College women’s soccer team continued to play well, scoring three straight goals – two in the second half – to record the 3-1 non-conference victory over Ohio Wesleyan Wednesday on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
Less than 24 hours after playing to a scoreless draw, the Wilmington College women’s soccer team was back in action. Unfortunately, the Fightin’ Quakers surrendered seven goals in falling to Centre, 7-0, Sunday in non-conference action at Amend Field.
The Wilmington College women’s soccer team held the advantage in shots, 17-5, but couldn’t find the back of the net and had to settle for a scoreless non-conference draw with Anderson Saturday on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
An early miscue was the determining factor as the Wilmington College women’s soccer team opened the season with a 1-0 loss to Transylvania Friday in the opening game of the Mount St. Joseph Invitational.