Men's Soccer Begins GPAC Play Wednesday

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Men's Soccer Begins GPAC Play Wednesday

Game Time...The Dordt University men's soccer team begins conference play with a mid-week match against Briar Cliff. Game time is set for 3:30pm.

Dordt brings an 0-4-2 record into the Wednesday afternoon tilt; Briar Cliff, the defending GPAC postseason champion and national qualifier in 2020, is 1-0 in the GPAC, 3-4 overall. 

Follow the match at the following link: Watch | Live Stats

The Rivalry... This will be the 41st meeting between the two long-time rivals and the all-time record stands at 19-9-2. Briar Cliff has had the edge of late, winning the last six matches against Dordt; the Defenders last win against BCU was 2014.

Scouting Report...

  • Briar Cliff Chargers: 
    • 2021 Record - 1-0 (GPAC), 3-4
      • most recent:
        • lost to Graceland (3-0)
        • def. Iowa Wesleyan (3-0)
    • Head Coach: Oscar Cendejas (interim)
    • 2020 record: 8-1-2 (2nd), 14-4-2 overall
      • GPAC Postseason Champ
      • NAIA National Qualifier
      • ranked #21 in final poll
    • preseason poll: picked 3rd of 12 teams
    • Starters return: 7, 19 players
    • 7 all-conference players return
    • 2021 stats:
      • 2.2 goals / game
      • 9 shots on-goal / game
      • 1.95 goals against / game
      • 4.8 shots against / game
      • Leaders:
        • Danny Baca - 4 goals
        • Sebastian Justiniano - 3 goals, 1 assist
        • Joao Pedro lima - 3 goals (2x all-conf)
        • Marcus Horwood - 2 goals, 1 assist (2s all-conf)
        • Leandro Faria - 1.5 GAA (all-conf)

Defender Notes...

  • 2021 Record : 0-4-2
    • last time out...
    • lost to Buena Vista, 4-3 (OT)
    • tied Neb.Wesleyan 1-1
  • Head Coach: Ryan Gresse (3rd year)
  • 2021 stats:
    • 1.6 goals / game
    • 6.8 shots on-goal / game
    • 2.9 goals against / game
    • 9.2 shots on-goal / game
  • Leaders:
    • Blake Hansen - 7 goals (T7th in NAIA), 1 assist
    • Phil Appelt - 1 goal, 1 assist
    • Santiago Carvajal - 3 assists
    • Ethan Knott - 1 goal
    • Brandon Hansen - 0-2-2 record, 27 saves, 2.7 goals against / average