Briar Cliff def. Dordt 1-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders found themselves in another close, low-scoring game as conference play opened under the lights at Open Space Park. Briar Cliff opened the game with a high volume of shots, providing plenty of save opportunities for goalkeeper Brandon Hansen. The visitors closed the first half with one more scoring chance in the last minute, but Vincius Gregorio's shot went over the net.
As the game continued to move along, the play became more physical, leading to a series of fouls. Dordt had 5 second half fouls while Briar Cliff had 7. One foul, a red card on the Defenders, gave the Chargers an opportunity for a penalty kick. Joao Pedro Lima's attempt went into the back of the net to give Briar Cliff the lead with 7:58 remaining. Dordt was unable to put together an offensive run to even the score and fell to an 0-3 record on the season.
Brandon Hansen had a 13-save game in his second career game at Dordt
Tanner Smith, Garret Vander Zee, and Ethan Ward all attempted one shot
Briar Cliff led in total shots attempted 25-3
COACH GRESSE SAID
"The guys deserved more tonight. They battled from start to finish, even with a man down and I’m proud of the way they competed together. We need to continue to stay diligent in who we are and results will come."
Dordt will play at home against Concordia in Open Space Park Stadium at 7:15 PM. The Bulldogs have a 2-1 record this season.