Dordt def. Mount Marty 5-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s soccer team beat Mount Marty in a non-conference contest on Wednesday afternoon in Sioux Center by a 5-0 score.
Alaina Van Zalen scored three goals to help the Defenders to the season opening win. Van Zalen scored in the 35th and 39th minutes and then capped the hat trick with a score in the 88th minute.
Emma Visser scored her first collegiate goal to start the game in the 25th minute and Katherine Kooiman scored off an assist by Visser early in the second half that gave Dordt a 4-0 lead at the time.
Dordt had an advantage in almost every statistical category.
Dordt had a 28-4 shots advantage and recorded 13 shots on goal to three for the visitors.
Dordt also had a 10-0 corner kick advantage.
DeLynne Zevenbergen had three saves to preserve the shutout.
Dordt is now 1-0 and Mount Marty is 0-1.
COACH ALEX DURBIN SAID
“For our first match these women put together a very impressive 90 minutes. From our keeper making multiple big-time saves, to our back line keeping a clean sheet, to our midfielders being that build-up link, to our strikers/winners being deadly in front of goal, this team is special. We still have a ton to work on but this is a great foundation and starting point for this 2020-21 campaign.”
Dordt will travel to Lacrosse, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 12 for non-conference play. Dordt returns home to face Briar Cliff in the GPAC opener on Wednesday, September 16.