Dordt College Women's Soccer vs. Northwestern

October 24, 2007

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women's soccer team earned a 4-2 win over the Northwestern Red Raiders in Great Plains Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa.

On a perfect day for soccer with little wind and temperatures in the 60's, the Defenders tallied the first counter with a goal by Noelle Kreykes with 15:00 minutes gone in the first half. Kate Du Mez assisted on the goal that Kreykes got through the hands of Kelly Salem--Northwestern's keeper. The Defenders then took a 2-0 lead when Kristi Ouwinga scored on a rebound off a corner kick in the 20th minute.

Northwestern made it 2-1 on a goal by Jamise Retzlaff with 24 minutes gone in the game.

The two teams fought through a scoreless stretch of 46 minutes before Northwestern tied it with 20 minutes left in regulation on a goal by Seraa Bugler that she chipped over Rosalyn De Pooter for a 2-2 tie. Two minutes later Du Mez scored on a corner kick to give Dordt a 3-2 lead and Dordt got a goal for insurance off another corner by Kate Du Mez that was headed in by a Northwestern player and was credited to Kristi Ouwinga.

Dordt is now 9-6-1 and 6-4-1 overall while Northwestern slides to 7-4 in the league and 7-10 overall. Northwestern has lost four straight.

Dordt's Rosalyn De Pooter recorded one save in goal in the first half while Northwestern's Salem had seven saves. Dordt managed to outshoot Northwestern 12-9 and had 11 shots on goal to Northwestern's three. Ouwinga got credit for two goals and Du Mez had one goal and two assists while Kreykes got the game opening goal for Dordt.

The Defenders travel to Dana College in Blair, Nebraska this Saturday for the conclusion of the regular season. The Defenders will then await a potential berth in the six-team NAIA Region III tournament.

Dordt's Current Record: 9-6-1 (0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 7-4-0 (7-10-0)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 2 2 4
Northwestern 1 1 2
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Kristi Ouwinga 2
Kate Du Mez 1
Noelle Kreykes 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Serah Bugler 1
Jamise Retzlaff 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Kate Du Mez 2
Kirsten Monsma 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total

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