Dordt College News

Dordt Soccer Hosts Columbia

September 4, 2013

GAMETIME… Dordt College will host Columbia (Missouri) on Saturday, September 7.  The men’s game with starts at 1:00 and the women will start at 3:15.  The games can be heard on a webcast at and results will be posted on ; and .

SCOUTING REPORT… The Columbia women are 2-0-1 this season with wins over Central Methodist and Baker and a tie with Kansas Wesleyan.  The Cougars played their three matches in the span of five days to start the season and are coming off a 1-0 win over Baker.

Columbia has allowed one goal this season with that coming in the 1-1 tie with Kansas Wesleyan and they are led by Mackenzie Knepper with four goals and three other players have one goal each.  The Columbia, Missouri based school has outscored opponents 10-1and  Lauren Beisher and Stephanie Hale each have two assists to their credit. 

Opponents have outshot Columbia 34-31 overall and 17-14 on goal. 

Erica Ramirez has played all available 290 minutes in goal and has recorded 16 saves and has a 0.31 goals allowed per-90 minutes played average.

The Columbia men are 1-1-1 this season with a win over Central Methodist, a loss to Kansas Wesleyan and a tie with Baker. 

The Cougar men have outscored opponents 4-3 and have managed a 19-9 shots on goal advantage through three contests.  Four different players have scored goals and no one has more than one assist for the Cougars.  One player, Marko Paunovic, has a goal and an assist this season.

Matt Mckenna has played 290 minutes in goal and has made six saves while recording a 0.93 goals allowed per-90 minutes played average.

DORDT COLLEGE NOTES… The Dordt College women are 0-2 this season after facing a pair of stout opponents this weekend in the Pizza Ranch Classic.  Graceland got the better of the Defenders 7-0 and John Brown scored three second half goals to win 4-0. 

Deianira Felts and Katie Kortman have split time in goal at 90 minutes each with Felts making seven saves and Kortman 17.  Goal opportunities have been hard to come by so far for the Defenders with two shots on goal recorded so far through two games.

The Defender men have played three games already this season and stand 0-3 with a narrow loss to Mount Mercy and losses to Davenport and John Brown last weekend 4-1 and 5-1.

The Defenders have been outscored 10-2 with Brady Van Holland getting both goals for Dordt.  The Defenders have been outshot 32-8 on goal and Jon Brinkerhoff has played 225 minutes in goal and has a 3.2 goals allowed per-90 minutes played average.   Brinkerhoff has made 15 saves in goal.  Mason Davis has an assist.

THE SERIES… Dordt traveled to Columbia on October 6, 2012 in the only previous meeting of the two teams.  The Cougars won the women’s contest 9-0 as Kelly Ross scored three times and had three assists.

The Defender men lost a 2-1 decision after allowing a goal in the 54th minute.  Josh Brinkerhoff had Dordt’s goal in the 11th minute off assists from Scott Van Wylen and Brady Van Holland.

LAST TIME… The Cougar women beat Baker on September 2 by virtue of a Knepper goal in the 21st minute of play.  Baker managed a 9-4 shots on goal advantage but couldn’t get one past Ramirez to equalize the score.

The Cougars and Baker played to a 1-1 double overtime deadlock on September 2 with Inaki Suarez scoring a goal in the 25th and Baker got the equalizer on a counter in the 60th minute.  Mckenna had three saves as Columbia was outshot on goal 4-3 and 14-8 overall.

The Defender women lost a 4-0 decision to John Brown on Saturday after allowing three goals over the final 41 minutes of play.  Kortman made 17 saves in goal for Dordt.

The Defender men gave up three first half goals before Brady Van Holland got a penalty kick in during the 71st minute.  John Brown answered with a goal less than a minute later and put the game out of reach with a goal in the 86th minute. 

NEXT UP…… The Columbia men and women will play at Missouri Valley on September 10 in their next outing. 

The Dordt women will host the College of Saint Mary on September 10 at 5:00 while the Defender men will face Graceland at 3:00 that same day.

GPAC…(Wednesday, September 4)
Hastings   0-0/2-0
Dakota Wesleyan  0-0/1-0
Midland   0-0/2-1
Mount Marty    0-0/2-1
Northwestern   0-0/1-3     
Briar Cliff   0-0/1-2     
Concordia   0-0/1-1      
Morningside   0-0/1-1     
Nebraska Wesleyan  0-0/0-0     
Dordt    0-0/0-3
Doane    0-0/0-4

GPAC Women
Briar Cliff   0-0/4-0
Morningside    0-0/2-0
Nebraska Wesleyan   0-0/1-0
Midland   0-0/2-1-1
Northwestern   0-0/1-2
Concordia    0-0/2-1     
Dakota Wesleyan  0-0/1-1-1     
Hastings   0-0/1-1     
Dordt     0-0/0-2
Doane    0-0/0-2     
Mount Marty    0-0/0-1-1

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