Mount Mercy defeats Dordt 5-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College challenged nationally regarded Mount Mercy in men’s soccer on Saturday, August 27 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but couldn’t stay with the Mustangs in the second half in dropping a 5-2 decision.
Dordt tied the game in the 26th minute on an Alex Durbin goal and the senior scored again less than two minutes later to give the visitors a 2-1 lead that held to halftime.
The hosts scored the equalizer in the 49th minute and took the lead in the 61st minute of play. Two more goals put the contest out of reach in the 66th and 77th minutes.
BY THE NUMBERS
-Dordt was outshot 11-4 on goal. Durbin had two shots on goal—accounted for with two goals and Colton Schreur had the other two threats.
-Mount Mercy had six shots on goal in the second half. Travis Viet worked in goal for the Defenders and made six saves total.
-Both of Durbin’s goals were unassisted.
-Dordt is 0-1 this season while Mount Mercy is 1-0. Dordt will face Waldorf on Tuesday, August 30 in Forest City, Iowa.
COACH STIEMSMA SAID
"We played a tremendous first half. They were able to beat us on a couple balls in teh second half but we learned a lot. We dealt with several players cramping in the second half so we really had to shift our lineup. We fought hard and had a lot of good opportunities. Mount Mercy has a lot of talent with everybody back off a national tournament team lasat year. I thought we fought extremely hard for 90 minutes."