Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Wisconsin-Platteville
November 2, 2013
(Sioux Center, Iowa (Vernon Arena)) By: Sam Ekstrom, Dordt College Sports Information Student Assistant
After a quick 2-0 start to the season, the Dordt Blades have now been swept in three consecutive weekend series. The UW-Platteville Pioneers got two goals from freshman Sam Dvorak and beat Dordt 5-1 on Saturday to send the Blades to their seventh straight loss. Dordt College hung tight with last year’s division champion in the first period, but surrendered a late goal to Abe Liebel that gave Platteville a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.
The second period was all Platteville as the Pioneers used two power-play goals and a short-handed tally to take a commanding 4-0 lead.
The power play goals both came off the stick of Dvorak, who beat senior keeper Riley Braun twice on shots from the point. Platteville finished the game 2-for-7 on the man-advantage.
The Blades looked to score on their own power play late in the second, but had the puck stolen behind their own net by Alex Walczak, who found Matt DeGrave for a one-time shot. DeGrave’s short-handed goal made it 4-0 after two stanzas.
Platteville’s Richard Ronan converted a shot from a tough angle early on in the third period to score the Pioneers’ final goal. However, the Blades avoided the shutout when senior Dylan Van Dyk buried his third goal of the year off a feed from junior Nic Enerson.
Dordt was outshot 47-30 for the game. Platteville keeper Andrew Hornick made 29 saves to record the victory.
The Pioneers advanced their record to 6-4 (3-1), while the Blades fell to 2-7 (0-4).
Dordt’s next series will take place on Nov. 8-9 against non-conference foe Aurora.
Dordt's Current Record: 2-7-0-0 (0-4-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 6-4-0 (0-1-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Final|
|Dordt Goal Leaders||Total|
|Dylan Van Dyk||1|
|Opponent Goal Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Opponent Assist Leaders||Total|
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