Northwestern defeats Dordt 1-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
Northwestern made a penalty kick late in the first half and Northwestern took a 1-0 win from Dordt on October 10 in Sioux Center.
The two teams battled to a scoreless tie through the 37th minute when a pair of Northwestern corner kicks put the pressure on Dordt.
On the second corner kick the ball came free and was headed toward the goal when Dordt’s Eric Bourdo was called for a hand ball inside the goalie box, resulting in an automatic red card, disqualification and penalty kick for Northwestern.
Northwestern’s Tyler Limmer went low right corner with his shot and the score stood to halftime.
The Defenders were unable to string together a serious run to tie the contest and Northwestern was content to limit Dordt’s offense and take the 1-0 win.
Dordt had four shots on goal to Northwestern’s seven.
Northwestern had 11 shots and Dordt six.
Seth Lewison had six saves in goal for the Defenders.
Dordt is now 7-7 overall and 1-4 in the GPAC.
Northwestern is 5-1 in the GPAC and 9-4-2 overall.
Dordt will host Midland on Saturday in its next outing.
COACH STIEMSMA SAID
“We dodged a couple early bullets. Our defense played a whale of a match. Going down to ten players in the first half, losing one of our best defender and giving up a penalty kick on the same play was a blow. We responded very well to that. We showed a lot of heart against a very solid team.”