First-half mistakes cost Lady Quakers

Sports Information BEXLEY — Wilmington College’s first-half struggles proved costly as the Lady Quakers dropped a 76-60 decision to Capital in Ohio Athletic Conference action Wednesday night. Wilmington is now 5-6 in the OAC, 10-8 overall. Capital improves to 8-3 in the conference, 13-5 for the season. Wilmington never led as Capital got ahead early and extended its advantage to 41-24 at halftime. “At the start of the game, I don’t think we understood how hard we had to play in order to win,” Wilmington head coach Jerry Scheve said.…

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Quaker basketball team excites fans with thrilling comeback win

Sports Information Wilmington College overcame a 13-point deficit in the closing minutes of play to hand Ohio Athletic Conference-leading Capital a 55-53 loss at Fred Raizk Arena Wednesday night. The Quakers are now 7-4 in the OAC, 9-7 overall. Capital is now tied with John Carroll atop the conference at 8-3; the Crusaders are 11-7 overall. “Obviously, it was a huge win for us. Capital has played such great basketball of late, and this was a really important win for us to stay in the hunt, if we really have…

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WC athlete breaks record

Randy Sarvis, Public Relations OTTERBEIN — Mason Metts shattered his team shot put record as Wilmington College competed at the Otterbein Invitational Saturday. The Quakers finished second with 152 points. Otterbein won the event with 179 points. “I thought we came out of the gate real well today,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “I’m happy with how things went. We had some nice performances and everybody looked strong for the first meet. We’re all going home healthy, which is also a goal. I’m excited about how things went.” Metts…

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WC to gain lacrosse teams, lose golf

Megan McDonough, Josh Shell Staff Writers Wilmington College will be adding women’s and men’s lacrosse teams for the spring of 2013.  A head coach for the men’s and women’s team is planned to be hired by January 2012, allowing eight months to recruit. Students are excited about the addition of lacrosse to the Fighting Quakers family. “I’m very excited,” said sophomore, Kyle Sauerland, who played lacrosse for Moeller High School before attending Wilmington, where he currently plays basketball. “I’ve always loved (lacrosse), and this area of the state is filled with…

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New table tennis club at WC

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer A new table tennis club has been officially recognized at Wilmington College. Things are just getting started for the team, with only a month under its belt. It already boasts a roster of 25 members. Due to the abundance of interest in the club, an open invitational is planned so members can be divided into A and B teams. “I’m excited to see such an interest in table tennis. Even though this is a definite building year, we have a lot of potential,” said Josh Kincaid.…

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