Dordt College Men's Soccer vs. Columbia

September 7, 2013

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) By: Sam Ekstrom, Dordt College Sports Information Student Assistant

The Dordt College men dropped a heartbreaker in double overtime to No. 12 Columbia College on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars’ freshman midfielder Clemente Rossi scored in the 103rd minute on a rebound shot to spoil Dordt’s upset attempt.

The Defenders had sent the game to overtime with a remarkable last-minute goal by junior Derick Sackey. Sackey made a series of impressive moves just outside the goalie box before blasting a right-footed shot over Columbia keeper Matt McKenna with 55 seconds to go. Sackey later left the game due to injury.

Until Sackey’s strike, it looked like Dordt would fall 2-1 to Columbia as they had in the previous year’s contest. After Dordt scored first with a goal from senior Mason Davis in the 21st minute, Columbia’s offensive star, junior Marko Paunovic, scored the next two – one in the 37th minute and one in the 75th.

The first came on an individual run that took Paunovic half the length of the field before shooting it past junior goalie Jon Brinkerhoff. The second came on a cross from senior Zachary Oppland that gave Paunovic a wide-open net.

Dordt’s starting goalie Brinkerhoff had to leave the game in the 43rd minute after taking hard contact to the face during a corner kick. Back-up keeper Joey Rasnic played the entire second half and overtime.

The Defenders’ record dropped to 0-4-0, while the Cougars moved to 2-1-1.

Dordt plays Graceland University at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 Final
Dordt College 1 1 0 0 2
Columbia 1 1 0 1 3
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Mason Davis 1
Derick Sackey 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Marko Paunovic 2
Clemente Rossi 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Cody Van Holland 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Zach Oppland 1

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