Wilmington Friends defeated Appoquinimink 2-0 in DIAA girls soccer tournament action.
Senior Lindsay Aleman didn't want her game against Appoquinimink to be her last in a Wilmington Friends uniform, so she promptly went out and scored two goals in the second half to lead her Lady Quakers to a 2-0 victory over the Lady Jags Wednesday night in a game played under the lights at Caravel Academy.
"We played our same system since day one and the girls bought into it. They all knew their assignments and they played very well tonight," said Friends Coach Scott Clothier.
In an evenly played match, the two squads battled through a scoreless first half, with neither team have many scoring opportunities.
But early in the second half, Aleman slipped past the Jags defense to rip a shot past goalkeeper Haley Wahrhaftig for a 1-nil lead at the 45-minute mark. Aleman received a great pass from Leah O'Brien.
Over the next ten minutes, the Quakers pressed their advantage against Appo. Aleman had two other runs that nearly resulted in scoring opportunities.
With about fifteen minutes remaining, The Jaguars were able to move the ball down the field, but could not penetrate the stifling Quaker defense.
Then, in the 86th minute, Aleman found the back of the net for an insurance goal and a 2-0 lead. Aleman's second goal was set up from a pass from sophomore Shannon Skibiki.
"I had some great passes tonight that allowed me to get past their defense, and we played well as a team throughout the game," said Aleman.
Appo wrapped up the season with a 12-3-1 record, while Friends advanced in the tournament to play Padua on Saturday at Caravel.