Dordt defeats Northwestern 4-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College scored two goals in the first 11 minutes of its game with Northwestern and secured a 4-0 GPAC win on Tuesday, October 10 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Natalie Sakuma started the scoring with an assist from Dallas Parker. Sakuma had to shake one defensive player in tenth minute to get Dordt going on offense.
Tori Mann followed about 90 seconds later with a shot from the right side that made it past the Northwestern keeper, Naomi Schimmel.
The score stayed at 2-0 until Dallas Parker arced a shot over Schimmel from 25 yards out and straight on for a 3-0 lead in the 37th minute.
The teams played scoreless soccer for the next 50 minutes before Kenzie Bousema hammered in a deflection for the 4-0 win.
Dordt had a 12-5 shots on goal advantage and managed 20 total shots to 10 for Northwestern.
Belle Helgerson made one save to secure the shutout.
Sakuma and Bousema each have seven goals this season.
Mann’s goal was her sixth of the year and Parker’s was her second.
Helgerson lowered her goals allowed average to 0.844 and she is now 6-1 in goal. Helgerson has been in goal for five shutouts.
Dordt improved to 9-4 overall and 4-1 in GPAC play.
Northwestern entered the game having allowed five goals all season.
Northwestern is now 3-1-2 in GPAC play. The goals by Dordt were the first surrendered by Northwestern in GPAC play and were the first goals scored against Northwestern since September 20.
The Defenders have now posted five straight shutouts and haven’t allowed a goal since a 3-1 loss to Hastings on September 23.
Dordt will host Midland on Saturday, October 14 in GPAC play starting at 1:00.
COACH ELGERSMA SAID
“The game was led by the seniors today. Their desire and leadership helped us sustain the kind of pressure necessary to take Northwestern out of their game.”