With the excitement of a tough game by both teams, the men’s and women’s soccer teams were able to sweep their matches against Doane University last Saturday, Oct. 31.
The first match was the women’s team. They battled back and forth during the whole game. The possession and game were in favor for the Raiders as they had many scoring opportunities but did not complete them.
The first half ended with a 0-0 score. As they kicked off the second half, Northwestern still didn’t have any luck scoring until 88 minutes into the match. Keslie Paul won an aerial duel that went straight to Katie Jacob, who then placed right to Emily Hurley’s foot, who chipped it passed the goalkeeper for her fourth goal of this year.
The Raiders were able to clock off the rest of the time by stalling the ball in the corner of the field for the match to end with a win of 1-0.
Kaelin Alons made three saves for the Raiders in the net getting her second shutout of the year.
The men’s soccer game followed. The Raiders started off strong by finding the back of the net only six minutes into the game.
NW held off Doane players on the dribble and fended off their counter-attack to earn a corner kick.
Matt Roll lifted the ball from the corner to Adam De Boer for a towering header that put them in the lead at the beginning 1-0. This was De Boer’s first career goal and Roll’s third assist of the year.
The men had a slight edge in total shots (7-6) and was 3-1 in shots on goal on Saturday. Ezekiel Foltz recorded one save and was also able to earn the shutout that night.
As the soccer season starts to come to an end, both teams have four more games left of their season.
The women currently are ranked ninth and the men are ranked sixth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.