How it Happened
The Dordt College Defender women’s soccer team took a 2-0 loss in the season opener on Saturday, August 21, in Sioux Center, Iowa to Trinity Christian (Illinois).
The Trolls broke through with a goal by Jessica Bianchi in the 53rd minute off an assist by Deirdre Bia to break the deadlock. Down 1-0, the Defenders were forced to take chances late and Trinity took advantage for a goal in the final minute of regulation by Cassidy Bosselaar. Bianchi had the assist for the Trolls who were also playing their season opener.
-Dordt controlled much play but didn’t take advantage of its opportunities with a 16-7 shots advantage and the Defenders also had nine corner kicks to three for the Trolls.
-Liz Schutte had nine saves for the Trolls and Dee Felts had three saves for Dordt.
-Dordt’s Anisa Patterson had five shots, three on goal. Tori Mann had four shots for the Defenders and two shots on goals.
-The last time Dordt lost to Trinity Christian the Defenders responded with 18 straight wins and a NAIA National Tournament berth in 2008.
Stat of the Game
-Jessica Bianchi had a goal and an assist for Trinity Christian.
-Both teams will play Waldorf (Iowa) in their next outing. Dordt faces the Warriors on Saturday, August 29. Trinity will play Waldorf on Saturday, August 22 before returning to Chicago.