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Dordt College Men's Soccer vs. Northwestern

September 30, 2009

(Sioux Center) For the second year in a row the Dordt College Defenders and Northwestern Red Raider men's soccer teams played to a 2-0 final in their Great Plains Athletic Conference match. It was the Defenders' turn to reverse the loss from last season and take the win on their home field on Wednesday, September 30 by making two first half goals stand up.

Dordt scored in the 35th minute when Roland Osae-Oppong fought through the Northwestern defense for an unassisted goal. The score was Osae-Oppong's first of the season. Less than ten minutes later the Defenders scored again, this time on an assist from Osae-Oppong to Joe Lammers who scissor kicked home the pass for a 2-0 lead.

This marked the second game in a row the Defenders scored two first half goals and made them stand up as they limited Northwestern's chances in the second half. Dordt's keeper, Brian Verwolf, recorded six saves, two of them in dramatic fashion in the second half to preserve the win. Dordt outshot the visitors 14-11 and got nine shots on goal to six on frame by Northwestern.

Dordt is now 3-2 in the conference and 6-4 overall while Northwestern falls to 2-7-1 and 1-4. Dordt will face Dana in conference play in Blair, Nebraska on Saturday, October 3.

Dordt's Current Record: 6-4-0 (3-2-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-7-1 (1-4-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 2 0 2
Northwestern 0 0 0
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Joe Lammers 1
Roland Osae-Oppong 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
None
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Roland Osae-Oppong 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
None

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