Dordt defeats Midland 3-0.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College turned away Midland in women’s soccer on Saturday afternoon in commanding fashion, using a flurry of goals near the end of the first half and at the start of the second half.
Racquelle Mouw scored in the 43rd minute for a 1-0 lead as she knocked it in the top right corner to give the Defenders a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Natalie Sakuma helped Dordt put the game out of reach with a goal in the 47th minute as she dribbled around the goalkeeper for a score and then added a goal moments later as she struck from 30 yards out into the top left corner for the final goal of the contest, also in the 47th minute.
-Dordt outshot Midland overall 13-5 and on goal 10-1.
-Dee Felts made one save for the Defenders while Midland split the keeping chores between Jordan Thiem in the first and Megan Manley in the second half. Thiem made one save and Manely five.
-Dordt had a 7-1 corner kick advantage in the game.
-Sakuma has now scored 10 goals this season.
-Mouw has three goals for the Defenders.
-Dordt shutout an opponent for the second game in a row and the fourth time this season.
-Dordt is 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the GPAC while Midland is 6-5-1 and 2-3. Dordt will travel to Morningside on Tuesday to face the Mustangs in Sioux City.
COACH ELGERSMA SAYS
“The women are starting to be able to read each other and we are seeing results from that,” said Dordt College women’s soccer coach Bill Elgersma. “Our movement off the ball is much better; we are finding each other for better passing opportunities, and we are learning how to defend as a unit.”
Dordt College 3, Midland University 0
Hastings College 5, Briar Cliff University 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 2, Mount Marty College 0
Northwestern College 2, Doane College 1
Morningside College 1, Concordia University 0