Dordt and Nebraska Wesleyan tied 4-4.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College held a 4-2 halftime lead and then had to hang on for a tie as Nebraska Wesleyan staged a second half comeback to tie the game at 4-4.
Alex Durbin scored on a shot to the lower left in the 9th minute for a 1-0 lead. Wesleyan scored the next two goals with Brady Blazek scoring in the 14th minute and Alex Day in the 22nd minute. That was only the start of the fireworks as Dordt went on a 3 goal spree started by a VJ Hachaba goal in the 37th minute. Shortly after Durbin scored on a header off a cross by Hachaba for a 3-2 lead and Hachaba was on the receiving end of a Colton Schruer assist in the 40th minute for 4-2 halftime lead.
Wesleyan Smith got the Prairie Wolves back to within 4-3 on a penalty kick in the 56th minute and Luke Thaller’s goal in the 85th minute tied the score.
Neither team got a shot off in the rest of regulation and Wesleyan had a shot on goal in the first overtime. Dordt goalkeeper Jack McCool had to make one more save in the second overtime to preserve the tie and Jason Seeley had Dordt’s lone shot of the overtime sessions.
-Hachaba has a Dordt leading 12 goals.
-Alex Durbin has eight goals for the Defenders.
Dordt had a 10-9 shots on goal advantage.
-Jack McCool made five saves in goal.
-Wesleyan got five saves by Jack Nespor and they cleared one off the line for another save as a team.
-Dordt had a 9-3 shots advantage in the first half.
-Dordt is 1-6-2 in the league and 4-9-2 overall.
-Nebraska Wesleyan is 8-6-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the league.
-Dordt travels to Mount Marty on Tuesday to conclude the regular season.
COACH STIEMSMA SAYS
“What a battle! It was like a playoff game and had playoff implications for both of us. We had a tremendous first half and some great goals. After the second overtime there were a lot of empty tanks on both sides,” said Dordt College coach Craig Stiemsma.