Dordt College Men's Soccer vs. Northwestern

September 27, 2011

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender men's soccer team bounced back from a loss on Saturday with a win over the Northwestern Red Raiders on Tuesday, September 27 in a match played in Sioux Center. The Defenders got a goal late to get up and finished off the match by holding off the charging Raiders 2-1.

Dordt scored in the 11th minute on a Derick Sackey to Josh Brinkerhoff throw in that Brinkherhoff snuck past the goalkeeper.

Northwestern tied the game in the closing moments of the first half when Gabriel Goncalves sent in a cross to Graham Kinsinger who headed the ball past Dordt's Brian Verwolf with 00:11 showing on the first half clock.

The two teams were scoreless in the second half until Eric Grootenboer sent in a volley off a corner kick in the 71st minute and Dordt withstood the Northwestern challenge in the final 19 minutes for the win.

Dordt outshot Northwestern on goal 7-6 and had a 7-4 corner kick advantage. Verwolf made five saves in goal for the Defenders who are now 8-1 overall and 1-1 in the league. Northwestern falls to 1-1 and is 5-3-1 overall. Dordt will host Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday in conference play at 3:15.

Dordt's Current Record: 8-1-0 (0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-3-1 (1-1-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 1 1 2
Northwestern 1 0 1
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Eric Grootenboer 1
Jonathan Brinkerhoff 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Graham Kinsinger 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Derick Sackey 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Gabriel Goncalves 1

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