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Dordt College Men's Soccer vs. Doane--GPAC Quarterfinals

October 29, 2004

(Crete, Nebraska) The Dordt College men defeated Doane 3-2 tonight in a tension filled men's soccer contest. The Defenders went on the road and beat the Doane Tigers for the second time this season to earn a spot in the GPAC semifinals against Northwestern on Monday. The Defenders did it in dramatic fashion with Ryan Coon making a shot in the second phase of penalty kicks to forge the 3-2, 2 OT win.

Mike Oppeneer scored on a rebound goal at 5:29 into the first half to tie the score 1-1. After Rob Triano scored Doane's second goal of the game at 28:43 into the contest Ryan Coon scored on an assist from fellow freshman Danny Koolhaas to tie the score at 2-2 with just under 12:00 left in the first half. Neither team would score in the second half or in two overtime sessions.

After the overtime sessions were unable to determine a winner the teams went to penalty kicks in a shootout. Dordt made three out of five attempts with Kyle Van Andel, Danny Koolhaas and Ben Ribbens all finding the net. Doane also scored three times in the shootout. With the next made goal determining the winner both teams traded misses and Ryan Coon kicked the game winner and Tim Klein made the save on the next Doane attempt to seal the win.

Tim Klein stopped 4 of 7 PK shots to win the game.

The win is Dordt's 12th of the year, the most wins for a Dordt College team since 1995's edition went 13-5-4 and the win was also the Defenders first post-season win since 1999.

Dordt's Current Record: 12-7-0 (7-4-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-7-2 (7-3-1)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 Final
Dordt College 2 0 0 0 3
Doane--GPAC Quarterfinals 2 0 0 0 2
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Ryan Coon 1
Mike Oppeneer 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
None
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Danny Koolhaas 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
None

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