HOW IT HAPPENED
It was a tale of two halves for the Dordt College men's soccer team on Monday as they defeated Dakota Wesleyan 5-1.
Both teams had equal opportunities throughout the first 20 minutes, but were unable to capitalize. Nolan Regan broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute. A through pass from Patrick Munsey set Regan up for a shot from outside the 18-yard box that he placed in the bottom right corner.
Both teams struggled to create offense over the final 23 minutes of the half and Dordt went into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
The first 25 minutes of the second half were played primarily in the middle of the field with both teams fighting for consistent possession. Jordan Bransten found the back of the net in the 70th minute off of a low cross from Garrett Goodson. Goodson set Bransten up again two minutes later to give Dordt a 3-0 lead.
The Tigers looked to be back in the game after Julian Mole snuck a shot past Dordt goalkeeper Seth Lewison in the 73rd minute to pull within two.
Garrett Goodson shut any Tiger hopes down after beating Dakota Wesleyan goalkeeper Matthew Campbell near post in the 86th minute to stretch Dordt’s lead to 4-1.
Mike De Vin added his fifth goal of the year off of a corner kick by Goodson in the 87th minute to cap off the Dordt scoring.
Dordt outshot Dakota Wesleyan 13-5 overall and 10-4 in shots on goal.
Garrett Goodson had one goal and three assists in the match.
Lewison had three saves in the game.
COACH ELGERSMA SAID
“We found some good combinations today and that led to some good scoring opportunities. We had a small lapse after going up 3-0, but played within ourselves for a good part of the day.”
Dordt will face a strong Morningside team on Saturday at 8 p.m.