WILMINGTON, OH - Two quick goals in the first six minutes on Saturday afternoon would be too much for the Lady Trailblazers to overcome in their road matchup against Wilmington College. Despite a quality goal late in the first half, OCU would be unable to make a full comeback, leading to the team's 3-1 loss. 


The Quakers of Wilmington would start fast, scoring at the 2:13 minute mark on a goal by Haley Brausch, assisted by Alex Vestal. Just under four minutes later, Ashley Lovett would score unassisted to make the score 2-0 in favor of Wilmington. The Lady Trailblazers would manage to cut into the deficit before the half, as Rachel Lawwell would score unassisted in the 38th minute to make the score 2-1.


Despite the momentum headed into the half, OCU would struggle offensively in the second half, leading to the 3-1 final score. Wilmington's Alex Vestal would score unassisted in the 87th minute to add to the final total. The Lady Trailblazers overall would finish with only four shots against the Quaker's 36 total shots. Freshman Emily Boyd would have a fantastic day defending the goal, as she would save 12 of Wilmington's 15 shots on goal. Now standing at 2-4 overall, OCU will prepare for a trip to Winona Lake, IN on Tuesday to face the Lancers of Grace College. 

"We didn't play well today, unfortunately," said Head Coach Jake Warren. "Wilmington is a real quality team, but we did not execute well in any aspect of the game. It was a rough weekend for us, but I believe in our group 100% moving forward. "

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