Dordt University scored four goals during the second half and overtime to earn a 4-3 win against Dakota Wesleyan in a GPAC match played today in Mitchell, S.D.
The Defenders improve to 1-3-1 and are tied for eighth place in the current GPAC standings. They are 6-4-1 overall.
Tied 3-3, Avril Baccam put away the game winner in the sixth minute of the first overtime period.
Baccam, who also put the Defenders up 2-1 with a goal early in the second half, pushed her season total to 12, tied for the fourth most in the NAIA.
DWU broke through first when midfielder Alyssa Crvic put the hosts in front 1-0 with a goal during the 33rd minute.
With the Tigers still up 1-0 at halftime, Dordt seized the momentum by scoring three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. Ellie Van Wyngarden was the first to put one in the back of the net for Head Coach Alex Durbin's squad, tying the match during the 46th minute. Baccam scored her first goal at the 56-minute mark and Ellie Stuart found the back of the net just 29 seconds later, giving Dordt a 3-1 advantage.
DWU came back to tie the game on another goal by Crvic (62nd minute) and Kamryn Harrop (72nd minute).
Dordt held a 12-5 shots on-goal edge for the game; Jenna Wright made two saves and earned the win.
Following their bye weekend, Dordt will host Mount Marty on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6pm.