The men’s soccer team met up with Hastings College and Briar Cliff University this past week.
Early on in Saturday’s match against Hastings, Neb., freshman Jonathan Taves scored two goals for the Raiders. Assisted by Ben Hoogeven and Aaron O’Brien, the two goals Taves scored would be the only ones Hastings’ goalie would see from Northwestern throughout the match.
Raider goalie, senior Jeff Lanser, blocked 11 shots from Hastings players. The final score for Saturday’s match ended with defeat for the Raiders with a score of 2-4.
Tuesday night brought the crowd to the home field when NW took on Briar Cliff. Compared to Saturday’s match, this game kept the audience’s eyes open as NW players took 16 shots at Briar Cliff’s goal.
Lanser kept four points off the scoreboard as he defended attempts from Briar Cliff’s players. However, the men couldn’t keep the ball out of the net as Briar Cliff took the victory 0-1.
In women’s soccer, the team had a rough week as well when both games played resulted in a victory for the opponents. Raider goalie, junior Jennifer Cantwell, gave up three goals to Hastings on Saturday and the Raiders left the final score at 0-3.
The match against Briar Cliff on Tuesday afternoon looked similar to the men’s as the Lady Raiders attempted 14 goals but ended up losing 0-1. Despite not scoring a goal this season, the Raiders still manage to stay ahead of Mount Marty in the GPAC standings.
This week the Raiders will take on Nebraska Wesleyn at Korver Field Saturday evening.
On Wednesday afternoon students should make the 12 mile trek to Sioux Center to cheer on the Raiders as they take on their rival, Dordt College.
The men’s Dordt team is ranked ninth in the GPAC with a 4-4 record overall and a 1-2 record in conference play.
The women of Dordt are ranked fifth with a 7-1 record overall and are 2-1 in the GPAC.