HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt women's soccer team secured its second victory of the season with a 4-2 win over Ottawa University on Saturday.
Dordt got on the board early when Emily Kooiman found the bottom right corner with her penalty kick. Maddie Regnerus was pulled down in the box and Kooiman stepped up to hit her second penalty kick of the season.
Leigh Anne Bartlett answered for Ottawa seven minutes later to tie things at one.
Alaina Van Zalen scored her first of the afternoon with eight minutes to play in the first half. Hailey Gonzalez finished a Leigh Anne Bartlett corner kick to tie things at two heading into half time.
Van Zalen scored her second 20 minutes into the second half and capped off her hat trick ten minutes later to give Dordt the 4-2 victory.
Karlee Kuyvenhoven had three saves in the win.
Van Zalen scored her first three goals of the season in the match-up.
Dordt outshot Ottawa 15-9 in the game.
Nicole Tallent had seven saves in the loss.
Ottawa is now 0-4 on the season.
COACH MCMILLAN SAID
"The ladies played well today. We had a few mental lapses in the first half which cost us the lead at half. Credit to the girls for fighting back and maintaining focus with the weather today. Hopefully we can take this performance, refine our mistakes and be ready for conference play."
Dordt will take on Presentation on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Aberdeen.