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Dordt College Men's Soccer vs. Mount Marty

October 20, 2007

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(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men's soccer team was a 6-0 winner over Mount Marty on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game.

The Defenders knocked in four goals in the first half and another two in the second, all by different players.

Dan Koolhaas scored off an assist by Ryan Coon in the 28th minute to open the scoring from the right wing. Andrew Wubben then scored in the 33rd minute off an assist from Kevin De Groot. Roland Osae-Oppeneg made good on an assist from Ryan Coon in the 36th minute and Ryan Coon sored less than a minute later off an assist from Craig Humpreys for the 4-0 halftime advantage.

Siam Grobler got his goal in the 50th minute--it was unassisted and Tim Walstra scored on a penalty kick in the 79th minute for the final of 6-0.

Playing in front of a Parent's Weekend crowd, the Defenders kept the pressure on with 27 shots to eight for Mount Marty. Sixteen of Dordt's shots were on goal while Mount Marty mustered three shots on goal.

Coon moves into a tie for ninth all-time in goals scored with former teammate Mike Oppeneer having scored 42 goals in his four year career and moves up the points list. The senior from Thornton, Colorado has 104 career points and is now tied with Oppeneer for eighth all-time in that category.

Dordt is currently 7-6-2 overall and 4-4-2 in the league and are eighth in the league currently with partial results from Saturday's play.

Jordan Huisken and Brandon Vander Wel teamed up for the shutout in goal with Huisken making one save and Vander Wel two.

The Defenders host Northwestern on Wednesday at 4:00 and will conclude the regular season on Saturday, October 27 at Dana. The top four teams in the GPAC regular season standings advance to the NAIA Region III tournament with an automatic berth and the final two spots in the tournament are determined by longo points.

Dordt's Current Record: 7-6-2 (4-4-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-11-1 (0-10-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 4 2 6
Mount Marty 0 0 0
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Ryan Coon 1
Roland Osae-Opponeg 1
Andrew Wubben 1
Dan Koolhaas 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
None
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Ryan Coon 2
Craig Humphreys 1
Kevin De Groot 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
None

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