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Wilmington Athletics finish 1-3 versus Marietta on Homecoming Weekend

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On Friday October 13th the Wilmington Women’s soccer team went on the road to take on the Marietta Pioneers, where they fell 3-2 in the second period of overtime. Wilmington jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from sophomore forward Alex Vestal and junior midfielder Taylor Leake. Then the Quakers allowed three consecutive goals including the game winner with four minutes left in the second overtime.

The Quakers next match is against Ohio Northern on Wednesday October 18th.

On Saturday October 14th the Wilmington football team hosted the Marietta Pioneers in an Ohio Athletic Conference game.

In the first half both teams traded scores and the Quakers went into halftime trailing by eight. The Quakers scored a touchdown as time expired in the second quarter on a 27-yard pass from Luke Creditt to Eric Flynn Jr. Wilmington went into the locker room trailing 21-13.

Treshaun Pate, junior forward

After trailing 28-13 early in the second half, Wilmington cut the Marietta lead to 28-26, as they set up for a two-point conversion, in an attempt to tie the game. Wilmington fumbled the ball and it was recovered and returned for a touchdown by Marietta, making the score 30-26. This play was a turning point in the game and it gave momentum back to the Pioneers. The Pioneers carried this momentum to a 43-33 victory.

Next week, Wilmington hosts the #2 ranked Mount Union Purple Raiders.

On Saturday night, the Wilmington Men’s Soccer team also hosted Marietta. This game was a back-and-forth, physical contest, but the Quakers were able to get the 3-2 victory in overtime.

It’s one of the best feelings I can have personally, the thrill and adrenaline of overtime just feels great.” – Treshaun Pate

All three Wilmington goals were scored by junior forward Treshaun Pate. This was Pate’s first hat trick in his collegiate career and his goal in the 96th minute gave the Quakers their first win in conference play.
“It feels really good to get the team win, we’re trying to make it to the playoffs, and that was a good step for us,” said Pate. “It’s one of the best feelings I can have personally, the thrill and adrenaline of overtime just feels great. It feels read good to have a crowd like this out here to support, we don’t get this a lot, but we really do feed off of it.”


After the football game, the Wilmington Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were introduced at Hermann Madness. Hermann Madness featured a three-point contest from the Lady Quakers and a dunk contest by the men’s team. Hermann Madness also featured different activities and contest, plus a chance at over $100,000 in prizes.

Brandon Williams

Senior Brandon Williams is a Communication Arts Major with a minor in Business Administration. This is his second year on The Witness and his favorite type of stories to write are sports articles. He is very involved on campus and believes that every opportunity is a good opportunity. On his off time, Brandon enjoys doing freelance photography and videography for his business. I will send a picture soon, not on my laptop at the moment.


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