Wilmington's first home match of the season - also the first for Head Coach Andy Riesenberg (pictured) - took place on Sept. 10 at Fred Raizk Arena.
The opponent was Earlham College, a fellow Quaker institution. The two school's compete for an annual trophy - the Quaker Bowl - each academic year.
Wilmington fought off a set point at 27-26 and one the next two points via a kill from Jillian Wesco and a service ace from Karley Schlensker to take the set 29-27.
Earlham, which qualified for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament the previous two seasons, won the next three to take the match 3-1.
Jillian Wesco (pictured) led Wilmington with 10 kills and 22 digs in the loss.
Wilmington hit a tough stretch in a rigorous Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in October. The Quakers did challenge Marietta College on the road, but failed to win a match.