Dordt College Women's Soccer vs. Trinity Christian

August 30, 2008

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women's soccer team lost a 6-0 decision to NAIA nationally ranked Trinity Christian (Illinois) on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa. It was the Trolls' second win of the weekend over a GPAC rival as the Palos Heights team beat Morningside on Friday.

Dordt surrendered five goals in first half with Nicole Billin getting a goal 1:49 into the game and Natalie Buikema tacked another on at the 4:15 mark. Allison Doyle made it a 3-0 score with 19:30 gone in the game, marking an outburst of three goals in eleven minutes with Carly Comerouski and Alyssa Lee getting goals in the 25th and 31st minute of the game.

"I thought the women played extremely hard in spite of an unbelievably top caliber opponent. Trinity, ranked 23 nationally in the NAIA, had speed and skill at all levels of the field and there was no significant drop off when they went to their bench," said Dordt coach Dave Schenk. "Although we were down 5-0 at half time the we battled hard and held Trinity Christian to just one goal in the second half. The only chance for DC to see a team of this quality again would be to make the national tournament."

Up 5-0, the Trolls controlled play in the second half, tacking on one more goal in the 81st minute by Trisha Airth.

Dordt was outshot 22-9 with six of the Dordt shots on goal while 17 Trinity shots were on goal. Jenna Noteboom (freshman, Ireton, Iowa) recorded 11 saves in 90 minutes of play for Dordt College.

Dordt will host Briar Cliff in a non-conference game on Wednesday, September 3 at 3:30 in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Defenders are 0-1.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 0 0 0
Trinity Christian 5 1 6
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Nicole Billin 1
Carly Comerouski 1
Allison Doyle 1
Natalie Buikema 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Natalie Buikema 1

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