On the hottest day of the year, the Wilmington Friends girls soccer team matched the temperatures to remain unbeaten.


 

On the hottest day of the year, the Wilmington Friends girls soccer team matched the temperatures to remain unbeaten.

Lindsay Aleman and Izzy Martelli-Raben scored goals late in the first half to help the Quakers hold off a determined Middletown team 2-0 Monday afternoon to run their record on the season to 5-0.

“We have a nice returning core from last year’s team and we’ve just picked up where we left off last year,” head coach Scott Clothier said.

Friends finished 9-4-2 last season and have won their five matches this season, and have not allowed a goal to date.

In 80-plus degree heat, The Quakers and Cavaliers played a scoreless first half until Aleman finally broke loose and fired a shot past Andrea Dossantos at the 36:08 mark of the half.

Aleman assisted on Martelli-Raben’s goal during stoppage time and after a scoreless second half on both sides, the Quakers were still unbeaten and taking it one game at a time.

“The girls have done a great job of adhering to that motto and worrying about what is exactly in front of them,” Clothier said. “We just want to play our game.”

 

E-mail Chris Stevens at chris.stevens@doverpost.com