After hitting a rough patch at Morningside, Hastings and Briar Cliff, Raider fans could be seen cheering for the Raider men’s second victory of the season.
The score was settled at 1-0 against Nebraska Wesleyan. Forward freshman Jonathon Taves scored his fourth goal of the season in the first period at 40 minutes and the Raiders held the lead for the rest of the game. Defender senior Tyler Sytsma made the assist.
Senor Aaron O’Brien and Taves tied for the most shots taken during the game, each taking six. These contributed to a collective sixteen attempted shots, four more than their opponent.
The goal keeper, junor Jeff Lanser, had four saves during the game, which puts him at 47 total saves.
Unfortunately, as they headed from home to the Dordt field, the team was not as successful. The Raiders suffered a loss 0-2 put them at 2-6-1 thus far. They still have seven more conference games and a non conference game against Upper Iowa in the future. This Saturday they will head to the Midland field in Nebraska to chase down the win.
The Raider women brought in their first win of the season this week against Nebraska Wesleyan. The final score was 2-1 with goals scored by midfielder junior Annaliese Frye and forward junior Katy Phillips. The two goals scored by Frye and Phillips were the first goals scored on the year for the Raiders.
It was a rocky start when Neb. Wesleyan scored a goal within the 3rd minute, but the Raiders did not falter and came back with an unassisted goal by Frye in the 28th minute. This gave the team confidence setting them up for their second goal for the victory at 78 minutes assisted by midfielder sophomore Hannah Taylor.
Frye led the team in shots, contributing four to the team’s nine total. The women did not add to their win-streak against Dordt in the next game.
Although goalkeeper junior Jennifer Cantwell made 18 saves, the Dordt players were shooting often and the end result was a 0-4 loss. This leaves their record at 1-7-1 with a 1-3-1 record thus far in the GPAC.
Their next game will be played on the Midland field this Saturday, Oct. 3rd, at 1 p.m.