Men's Soccer vs. Friends

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L 0-5

Pizza Ranch Classic

5:00 PM - Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match

Recap

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Dordt men's soccer team suffered it's first loss of the season to Friends University on Saturday. The Defenders were shut out 5-0. 

The Falcons threatened right from the beginning, but put their first few chances off target. Juan Zamora broke the deadlock six minutes in off of Isaiah Castillo's cross. 

The Defenders held off Friends for the next 17 minutes, but Teylor Cubero finished Juan Valdes' assist to put his team up 2-0. 

Isaiah Castillo scored his first of the game in the 31st minute and Friends held the 3-0 lead going in to halftime. 

The Defenders couldn't keep the Falcons at bay and Castillo scored his second of the game in the 50th minute. Juan Zamora finished off the scoring three minutes later to secure the 5-0 victory. 

DORDT UNIVERSITY NUMBERS

Dordt goalkeeper Seth Lewison had eight saves in the game. 

Dordt was out shot 27-8. 

FRIENDS UNIVERSITY NUMBERS

Three different players scored for Friends University. 

Jesus Herrara Rivera had three saves in the victory. 

COACH GRESSE SAID 

"It was a challenging game from start to finish. Much respect to Friends, they exposed some of our gaps and punished our mistakes early. Although not an ideal scoreline, we need to play teams of their quality to make us better. We now have things to work on, learn from and progress going into our second week of the season." 

UP NEXT

Dordt will play Buena Vista at home on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.