RICHMOND, Indiana - Wilmington College scored two goals under four minutes apart in the second half to clip the Earlham College men's soccer team 3-2 at Matlack-Messer Stadium on Wednesday.
Willie Winald opened the scoring for Wilmington using a Daniel Kappelin pass to fire a low shot past Earlham goalkeeper, senior Simon Dickerson, in the 10th minute. Earlham's offense responded by tying the game in the 19th minute when senior Vojislav Tatarevic broke loose down the far side of the pitch at Matlack-Messer Staidum. Tatarevic sent a low cross to the foot of fellow senior Nicholas Dey, who re-directed the ball into the net.
Despite outshooting Wilmington 10-4 in the first half, Earlham took a 1-1 tie into the break.
Less than 90 seconds into the second half, a Wilmington defender passed the ball back to keeper Chris Bourque. Instead of clearing the ball, Bourque elected to scoop the ball up with his hands, an illegal play for a goalkeeper on an intentional pass back. Sophomore Micah Roland recognized that Earlham had an indirect free kick in the Wilmington box, and simply dished off a pass to Dey who tapped it in the empty net before the Wilmington defense could setup.
Unfortunately for the hosts, the visitors netted two goals over the next five minutes and held on for the victory.
Earlham outshot Wilmington 17-12 in the game, but Wilmington held a slight 7-5 edge in shots on goal.
With the loss, Earlham falls behind to Wilmington 3-0 in the Quaker Bowl Rivalry. Earlham travels to Otterbein University for a night game on Saturday.