Dordt College Women's Soccer vs. Waldorf: Pizza Ranch Classic

August 31, 2012

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) By: Sam Ekstrom

It was a tale of two halves in Dordt’s soccer match against Waldorf Friday. A slow first half was followed by a tremendous second half and overtime, eventually resulting in a 3-3 draw.

The Defender women rallied back from a 3-1 second-half deficit, scoring in the 61st and 83rd minutes to knot the score and send the game to OT. Junior Allison Hogan scored two goals and assisted on the third, feeding senior Sarah Byron for the game-tying tally with seven minutes to go in regulation.

After a first 40 minutes where neither team could gain an edge offensively, Hogan came through with a brilliant header off a pass from freshman Marissa Le Duc, giving Dordt a 1-0 lead on just their second shot on goal.

The lead was short-lived as Waldorf senior Kristin Newton converted a minute later to tie the game at one going to halftime. That goal propelled the Warriors into halftime and seemed to boost them early in the second half.

Senior Morgan Aupperle gave Waldorf the lead with a 53rd minute goal, converting on a rebound attempt off of Dordt goalie Katie Kortman. Newton made the Dordt deficit two when she slid a shot under the mitts of Kortman in the 55th minute. It looked like Dordt was prepared to go down until Hogan took over in the final half-hour of play.

The junior from Colorado lasered a shot from 25 yards out into the back of the net to pull Dordt within a goal in the 61st minute. It was then her through-ball that set up Byron for the tying score.

The Defenders had the majority of good chances in the 20 minutes of overtime, but could not convert against goalie Kaylee Vitale. Dordt’s Kortman made a spectacular sprawling save of her own to keep the score tied at three.

Dordt (0-0-1) takes on St. Francis Saturday afternoon at 5:00, available via webcast. Waldorf moves to 1-1-2 with the tie.

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

Team 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 Final
Dordt College 1 2 0 0 3
Waldorf: Pizza Ranch Classic 1 2 0 0 3
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Allison Hogan 2
Sarah Byron 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Kristen Newton 2
Morgan Aupperle 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Marissa Le Duc 1
Allison Hogan 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Madisen Haines 1
Larissa Bustamante 1

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