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Women's Soccer Hosts Briar Cliff In GPAC Playoffs

Posted: November 6th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Soccer

GAMETIME…

The Defender women’s soccer team will host Briar Cliff on Thursday, November 7 in a GPAC Quarterfinal round contest starting at 1:00. Video of the contest will be available at https://livestream.com/dordtwebcast/soccer .  Results will be available at www.dordt.edu/athletics  and at https://twitter.com/dordtdefenders.

THE FOE…

The Briar Cliff Chargers are 10-7 overall and finished 7-5 in the GPAC after positioning themselves with a 6-1 record with five games to go on October 16.  In the last five games Briar Cliff has a double overtime loss to Concordia (2-1), an overtime loss to College of Saint Mary (1-0) and regulation losses to Dakota Wesleyan (4-3) and Morningside (2-0).  The Chargers win in the stretch was over Mount Marty by a 4-0 count on October 30.

Briar Cliff has outscored teams 32-19 this season and 24-14 in GPAC play. The Chargers are led by Gisselle Jimenez with seven goals and Sonja Rao and Flor Suarez each have five goals. Bailee Hackley tops the team with four assists.

Ruby Campa has played 1174 minutes in goal and has allowed 18 goals with 44 saves and a 1.38 goals allowed average.

THE DEFENDERS…

Dordt is 10-7-1 this season in women’s play and finished 7-4-1 in GPAC play. The Defenders have losses to Briar Cliff (3-1), Jamestown (3-0), Hastings (4-0) and Midland (5-0) and a tie with Concordia.

All totaled Dordt has scored 37 goals and allowed 43 goals while outshooting teams on goal 146-121. Alaina Van Zalen has 10 goals and two assists and Katherine Kooiman has six goals. Claire Jansen has five goals for the Defenders and Dordt has eight players with at least two goals. DeLynne Zevenbergen has played 1277 minutes in goal and has 57 saves with 29 goals allowed for a 2.04 goals allowed average. Karlee Kuyvenhoven has 14 goals allowed and has 17 saves with a 3.5 goals allowed average in 364 minutes played.  

LAST TIME…

Briar Cliff was unable to cinch a homefield match in the quarterfinals with a loss at Morningside on Saturday, November 2. The Mustangs scored in the 47th and 78th minutes to get the win and had an 8-3 shots on goal advantage on Briar Cliff. Campa had six saves in the loss.

Dordt was on the short end of a 5-0 decision with Midland on November 2.  Dordt allowed two early goals in the eighth and 11th minutes and were unable to break through as the Defenders kept the game at a 2-0 difference. Midland than added three goals in the final 15 minutes. Dordt was outhsot on goal 12-1.

THE SERIES…

The two teams played in Sioux City on October 12 and the Chargers won a 3-1 decision. Mikayala Patterson tied the game with a goal in the 12th minute after Briar Cliff took the lead three minutes into the game.  The Chargers took the lead with a goal in the 31st minute and then put the game out of reach with a Sonja Rao goal in the 66th minute. DeLynne Zevenbergen had five saves in the loss as Dordt was outshot on goal 8-5.

WHAT’S AHEAD…

The winner of the game will face the Midland-Morningside match. The semifinal contest will be played on Tuesday, November 12.

GPAC (FINAL)

Women

Midland                 11-1/14-2-1

Hastings                10-2/14-3

Jamestown               10-2/12-6

Dordt                   7-4-1/10-7-1

Briar Cliff             7-5/10-7

Concordia               6-4-2/6-10-2

Northwestern            6-6/9-8-1

Morningside             6-6/8-10

College of Saint Mary   5-5-2/8-7-3

Dakota Wesleyan         2-9-1/5-10-1

Mount Marty             2-10/3-10

Doane                   1-9-2/5-10-2

Presentation            0-10-2/1-13-2

Men

Morningside             10-1/16-2

Midland                 9-1-1/13-3-2

Briar Cliff             9-2/11-5-1

Hastings                9-2/13-2-2

Northwestern            6-5/9-9

Concordia               5-4-2/10-5-2

Jamestown               4-5-2/7-8-2

Mount Marty             3-7-1/5-10-1

Doane                   3-7-1/4-13-1

Dordt                   1-8-2/3-12-3

Dakota Wesleyan         2-8-1/3-10-3

Presentation            0-11/1-14