Concordia def. Dordt 1-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
In an even first half, Concordia put pressure on the Dordt defense early on, with a series of shots on goal that resulted in three saves for Defender goalkeeper DeLynne Zevenbergen in the first twenty minutes. At the midway point of the half, Dordt began to hold possession on offense. With seven minutes to go until halftime, the Defenders nearly took the lead following a shot on goal by Alaina Van Zalen, but Concordia's Lindsey Carley made the save to keep the score tied at 0.
Concordia continued to maintain possession on their side of the field, leading to a goal by Cheyenne Smith off the rebound of Madeline Haugen's shot attempt. Dordt had one missed shot and a blocked shot the following possession, but was unable to put together another scoring opportunity before the final whistle.
Concordia led in shots 21-8
Alaina Van Zalen had 2 shots on goal for the Defenders
DeLynne Zevenbergen saved 10 shot attempts
COACH DURBIN SAID
"That was a talented and hardworking Concordia side. We fought really hard with them, but they just seemed to edge us out with chances in front of the goal. But I'm proud of our women for the way they competed - we are right there."
Dordt will host a home game against Dakota Wesleyan one week from today, September 30 at 5:00 pm. The game will be held at Open Space Park Stadium.