Dordt and College of Saint Mary tied 2-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
In a first half that included a close margin on the shot chart, Dordt used a late goal from Claire Jansen off of a pass from Hannah Glynn to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. The Flames opened the game with two early shot attempts, but were unable to get through the Dordt defense, as the Mikaela Wagner came up with three first-half saves.
The momentum stayed with the Defenders after the break as Cailey Terpstra sent the ball into the goal just 1:08 into the second half. Ten minutes later, Dordt forward Maddie Regnerus nearly extended the lead with a shot off of the crossbar.
The Flames rallied back into the game following a goal by Saint Mary's Kylie Anderson to cut Dordt's lead in half. A penalty kick was awarded to the Flames with five minutes left in regulation, which Anette Galaviz used to tie the game at two.
In the first overtime period, Mikaela Wegner stopped two shot attempts to add another ten minutes of overtime to decide the result. Katherine Kooiman's early scoring attempt was saved by Gabby Felker in the second overtime, but neither team was able to break the tie.
Cailey Terpstra attempted 5 shots, second in shot attempts for all players
Dordt had an 8-6 corner kick advantage over the Flames
Mikaela Wagner totaled 9 saves for the game
Claire Jansen and Cailey Terpstra each scored their first goal of the season
COACH DURBIN SAID
"The word of the day was 'compete.' And the women came to fight! We played extremely well the first 45 minutes, we were combining a lot in the midfield, our back line was unified and our strikers were making dangerous runs. Unfortunately, we had a few slipups that allowed them back into the game. Overall, I'm happy with how the women competed!"
Dordt will return home to play Concordia on Wednesday, September 23 at Open Space Park Stadium. The Defenders and Bulldogs will open play at 5:00 pm.