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Dordt College Football vs. Briar Cliff

October 2, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) Two Briar Cliff touchdowns in the fourth quarter put the Great Plains Athletic Conference football game out of reach on Saturday, October 2, in a 17-7 win for the Chargers over Dordt College.

The match up of two teams looking for their first wins in conference play was 0-0 at halftime before Briar Cliff scored near the midpoint of the third period on a Brian Castellanos 40 yard field goal that was set up by an interception return to the Dordt 22 by Briar Cliff's Caleb Young. Young picked off a Justin Knot pass at the Briar Cliff 23 and returned it 55 yards. Dordt got the ball deep in Briar Cliff territory by virtue of Todd Green's fumble recovery of a botched fumble return by Briar Cliff on the previous drive.

Briar Cliff then strung together a 14 play-62 yard drive to end the third quarter and start the fourth quarter and capped it with a Lehi Tonga pass to Chase Colvin for a 10-0 lead with a little over eleven minutes left in the game. The Chargers then put the game away with an 82 yard drive that Colvin again capped with a 57 yard catch with 6:38 left in the game.

Dordt got on the board with a seven play, 54 yard drive as Josh Van Kempen caught a two yard pass from Justin Knot with 4:20 left in the game. Dordt got the ball back once more and worked the ball to the Briar Cliff 16 where the drive stalled on a fourth down incompletion that slipped through a receiver's arms in the end zone with 00:52 left, effectively ending the Dordt threat.

The Dordt defense limited Briar Cliff to six yards of rushing offense but the Chargers did get 292 yards through the air. Dordt gained 52 yards on the ground and 175 yards in passing.

Seth Vande Voort had eight solo and four assisted stops with a sack while Josh Nollmeyer had eight solo stops and Todd Green had six solo, three assisted tackles and one sack with Matt Postmus getting six solo tackles with one sack.

Sam Du Mez caught three passes for 77 yards and Justin Knot was 13-35 through the air for 175 yards. Josh Van Kempen caught three passes and ran for 55 yards on 12 carries.

Briar Cliff's Lehi Tonga had 292 yards in the air on 30-47 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. Chase Colvin caught nine passes for 163 yards and two scores.

Dordt is now 0-5 overall and 0-5 in the GPAC while Briar Cliff improves to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the league. Dordt will face Morningside on Saturday, October 9 in the next action for the Defenders.

GPAC Scores:
Briar Cliff def. Dordt 17-7
Hastings def. Concordia 23-6
Midland def. Dakota Wesleyan 21-19
Morningside def. Northwestern 20-17
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Sioux Falls 6:00 kickoff

Dordt's Current Record: 0-5 (0-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-3 (1-3)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 7 7
Briar Cliff 0 0 3 14 17
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 12 52 175 227
Opponent 16 6 292 298
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Josh VanKempen 12 55 0
Aaron Floen 8 14 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Stavhn Leavy 9 27 0
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Justin Knot 13/35 175 1
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Lehi Tonga 29/46 292 2
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Sam Du Mez 3 77 0
Aaron Floen 3 25 0
Josh VanKempen 3 9 1
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Chase Colvin 9 163 2
Zac Climent 6 52 0
Drew Prohaska 5 25 0
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Seth Vande Voort 8 4
Josh Nollmeyer 8 0
Matt Postmus 6 1
Todd Green 6 3
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Brady Summers 6 1
Steve Urquidez 5 2
Josh Schroeder 5 2

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.