Dordt College News

Sowers Head East

March 29, 2013

Sowers Head East...The Sowers head to Mount Vernon, IA for a non-divisional doubleheader Saturday against Cornell and Judson. Game times are set for 10am and 1:30pm

Last time out...The Sowers hosted the Bethel Royals and dropped an 18-9 decision in front of its home crowd. The Royals used a seven goal second quarter and outscored Dordt College 8-4 in the third and fourth quarters.

Mark Opp poured in four goals and one assist for the Sowers. Drew Johnson added two goals and Nate Weigel, Nathan Opp and Nathan Smith all scored one goal. Weigel also had two assists. Opp led the team with nine groundballs. Joel Kranenburg followed that up with eight while Jesse Anderson and Jordan Shaffer had six each. Jordan Harmelink and Dirk Oudman picked up five. Goalie Jordan Yntema made 18 saves and allowed 18 goals to keep his save percentage at .500%.

This week...Dordt takes on Cornell at 10am for its first of two contests. The Sowers will look to continue its dominance on the small college, taking all five meetings with Cornell by a combined 78-4 over the last six seasons.

Saturday’s contest will be Cornell’s first contest of the 2013 season after its first two scheduled games were postponed due to weather. Max Botbol and Lane Zahourek are listed as players to watch.

Next up at roughly 1:30pm, the Sowers will take on the Judson Eagles, a small Christian college near Elgin, IL. This will be the first meeting between these schools.

Judson has played one game this season, a 16-6 loss to Missouri Baptist. Last season, the Eagles went 7-6 overall and 1-3 in its division.

Judson returns its top two scorers from last season in Landin Baron and Josh Elmore. Baron posted a team-high 38 goals for the Eagles last year. Elmore added 30 goals and dished out a team-high 21 assists. Sam Williamson mans the net for the Eagles in his first season as the starting goalie. He’s allowed 16 goals this season and holds a .429 save percentage.

Next up...Dordt heads to Kansas City for a weekend of key divisional contests between rivals Missouri S & T and Creighton.

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