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Dordt College Men's Soccer vs. Graceland

September 10, 2013

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(Sioux Center, Iowa) On Tuesday against Graceland (Iowa), the Dordt Defender men scored first for the third time in five games this season. Unfortunately, in each instance, they’ve failed to hang on to the early advantage.

The Yellowjackets stormed back to score three unanswered goals, then staved off a late Dordt charge to win 4-2.

Junior Brady Van Holland scored his third goal of year to get the scoring underway. Van Holland stole a pass near Graceland’s goal and lined a shot past goalie Michael Schmidt to give Dordt a 1-0 lead.

Graceland answered, however, equalizing the score at 1-1 before halftime. Senior Andy Quintanilla controlled a rebound off his own shot and beat junior goalie Jon Brinkerhoff to knot the score in the 22nd minute.

Midfielder Brandon Beresford took over for the Yellowjackets in the opening minutes of the second half. The senior scored on a 20-yard shot in the 47th minute and a header in the 49th minute, giving his squad a 3-1 edge.

Dordt made it interesting in the 70th minute when senior Eric Grootenboer found the net off a Brady Van Holland free kick. It was Grootenboer’s first goal of the season after leading the team in scoring last year.

Graceland squashed the comeback attempt with a fluke goal in the 87th minute. Sophomore Sergi Trullas’ crossing pass deflected off the head of a Defender and ricocheted into the goal. The lucky break staked the Jackets to a 4-2 lead, which held up for the final three minutes.

Graceland advanced to 3-2-0 with the win, while Dordt dropped to 0-5-0.

The Defenders will play Friends University (Kan.) on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-5-0 (0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-2-0 (0-0-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 1 1 2
Graceland 1 3 4
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Brady Van Holland 1
Eric Grootenboer 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Brandon Beresford 2
Sergi Trullas 1
Andy Quintanilla 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Brady Van Holland 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Ryan Schlom 1

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