Pizza Ranch Classic
Graceland defeats Dordt 2-1 in men's soccer at the Pizza Ranch Classic in Sioux Center, Iowa.
HOW IT HAPPENED
All of the scoring in this one came in the final 16 minutes of play.
Graceland scored a goal in the 75th minute when Trenton Theifoldt scored off an assist by Cameron Barksdale. Less than five minutes later the Yellow Jackets scored in the 79th minute on a penalty kick by Ryan Schlom.
Dordt tried to salvage the game and got a goal by VJ Hachaba with just under two minutes remaining, but couldn’t the equalizer. Hachaba put it in the bottom right side of the goal for his sixth goal of the season.
-Dordt was outshot overall 12-9 and 6-4 on goal.
-Jack McCool made four saves in goal for the Defenders and absorbs his first college loss in goal.
-Miguel Uribe made three saves for the winners.
"We did not control the ball as well as we would have liked to. Graceland really pressured us well. Lots of good opportunities for us but they did a good job spoiling them," said Dordt coach Craig Stiemsma. "There is a fine line between a super aggressive attack and being wise and patient and we need to keep working to find what is best for us."
-Dordt is 3-1 and will host Buena Vista as the Defenders continue their homestand to start the season.
-Graceland is 2-2 and salvages a split of games at the Pizza Ranch Classic.