Dordt defeats Martin Luther (Minnesota) 6-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College evened its women’s soccer record with a 6-0 win over Martin Luther in non-conference play on Thursday, September 8. The game was originally scheduled for September 7 but was pushed back due to heavy rain in New Ulm, Minnesota.
It took the Defenders 31 minutes to get on the board but once the Defenders broke through the goals came rapidly with the final goal coming in the 69th minute.
Rachel Roerig got the scoring started with a goal from a corner kick of Natalie Sakuma. Less than two minutes later Raquelle Mouw scored the first of her two goals off a crossing pass by Sakuma.
Up 2-0, Dordt added two quick goals in the 55th and 58th minutes by Tori Mann and Roerig. Mann’s was a blast from outside the goal box and Roerig’s was a shot from the top of the box.
Sakuma added a goal to her two assists off a pass from Jalissa De Haan and Mouw finished with a goal from De Haan in the 69th minute.
Dordt outshot the Knights 37-8 overall and 23-5 on goal.
Dee Felts got the shutout with five saves.
Mouw and Sakuma both have five goals scored this season. Sakuma has three assists.
Roerig’s goals were her first of the season.
Dordt is 2-2-1 while Martin Luther falls to 0-3.
Dordt’s next play is Saturday, September 10 against Tabor in Hillsboro, Kansas.
THE COACH SAID
"We had another opportunity to get more players more touches on the ball tonight. Tonight we played a solid 40 minutes but still need to find the right combination of girls to play a full 90. We are beginning to use more combination play with our midfield instead of focusing solely on pushing it up the side line which is encouraging. This will give us the opportunity for less predictability in our attack going forward,” said assistant coach Jocelyn Nollmeyer.