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.”
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