RICHMOND, IN – It didn't take long for the Wilmington men's soccer team to get its first shot, unfortunately, it was just a microcosm of things to come as the Fightin' Quakers fell to Earlham Friday, 3-0, in non-conference action.
Just 35 seconds into the game, WC had two shots at the Earlham goal and couldn't get any to find the back of the net. On the game, Wilmington managed 11 shots – six of which were on goal.
"This is a game in which we really created chances to score," said head coach Bud Lewis. "We had a point blank shot 15 seconds into the game. We just missed our opportunities. We are all disappointed in the result."
Earlham didn't miss its early chance as they took the lead in the sixth minute.
"We are giving up too many good chances," said Lewis. "Defensively, it's been a struggle. Anton (Niklasson) has played well. It's alarming to have your goalkeeper playing so well, and you still allow three goals."
The host Quakers added a goal in the 29th minute, and sealed the victory with a late goal.
Wilmington (2-4), which has its two-game winning streak snapped, stays on the road – traveling Kenyon 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.