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Women's Soccer At Bellevue This Weekend

Posted: September 10th, 2021
Tags: Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Soccer

Game Time...The Dordt University women's soccer team will continue its season with a weekend road match against Bellevue (Neb.). Saturday's match is set for a 4pm start time and will be held at the Papillion Landing.

The middle of a three-match road swing, Dordt has won three straight games and is 4-1 on the season heading into its final tune-up prior to the GPAC opener. 

Bellevue has a 3-3 record so far this season, alternating wins and losses up to this point. 

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

The Rivalry... Saturday's match will be the 13th in the rivalry between Dordt and Bellevue, dating back to the initial meeting in 1997. The Defenders are 4-7-1 against Bellevue, owning a 2-1-1 road mark. The teams last played in 2019 and resulted in a 2-1 Dordt loss.

Scouting Report...

  • Bellevue Bruins: 
    • 2021 Record - 3-3
      • most recently..
        • def. Tabor 3-0
        • lost to Morningside 2-1
    • Head Coach: Tom White (3rd season)
      • 18-10-3 record
    • 2020 record: 12-4
    • 2019 record: 6-6-3
    • Conference: North Star / CAC
      • preseason poll: picked 6th of 9 teams
    • Returners: 20
    • Starters return: 7
    • 2021 stats:
      • 1.7 goals / game
      • 7 shots / game
      • 1.2 goals against / game
      • 4.7 shots against / game
      • Leaders:
        • Bruna Cola Bielski - 2 goals, 1 assist (All-Conference)
        • Courtney Wallingford - 1 goal, 2 assists
        • Morgan McIlnay - 2 assists
        • Sabrina Staufenbiel - 1.2 goals vs, 18 saves (All-Conference)

Defender Notes...

  • 2021 Record : 4-1, won three straight
    • def. Neb.Wesleyan 4-0 last time out
  • Head Coach: Alex Durbin (2nd year)
  • 2021 stats:
    • 3 goals / game
    • 8 shots on-goal / game
    • 1.2 goals against / game
    • 5.6 shots on-goal / game
  • Leaders:
    • Avril Baccam - 7 goals (3rd in NAIA)
    • Jori Bronner - 3 goals, 2 assists
    • Katherine Kooiman - 2 goals, 1 assist
    • Claire Jansen - 4 assists
    • Jenna Wright - 4-0 record, 14 saves, 1.8 goals against / average
  • Wright was named the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7)