HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt women's soccer team mounted a three goal second half comeback over York (Ne.) to stretch their current win streak to four.
York's Breanna Bembenek scored in the 25th minute to break the 0-0 deadlock. Caitlyn Trower added a goal in the 41st minute after finishing a Breanna Bembenek assist to give York a 2-0 lead heading in to halftime.
The Defenders went in to second half, made several necessary adjustments and came out with a new game plan.
Sarah Krysl finished a Mikaela Patterson set piece in the 48th minute to pull Dordt within one. The teams went back-and-forth over the next 15 minutes until Dordt drew a foul from 25-yards out.
Katherine Kooiman stepped up and buried the free kick to tie the game at two. Kooiman scored her second of the game 13 minutes later to give Dordt the 3-2 lead.
The Defenders were able to hold on over the final 15 minutes and walk away with a non-conference victory.
Dordt goalkeeper Karlee Kuyvenhoven had five saves in the win.
Dordt outshot York 19-10 in the match. York had a 7-5 shots advantage in the first, but Dordt mounted 14 shots in the second.
Bryn Decker had six saves in the loss.
Breanna Bembenek had a goal and an assist in the loss.
COACH MCMILLAN SAID
"The girls did really well to fight back today. We talked at the half about how if we fixed a few things we could turn it around in the second half. We played with good intensity and kept the ball well in the second half. We need to learn to play for 90 minutes, but it is always good to show some grit and come back like we did today."
Dordt will resume conference play with a 5:00 p.m. match against Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, SD on Wednesday.