Northwestern’s men’s soccer team took down the Dordt College Defenders on Wednesday in Sioux Center, with a final score of 2-1. Freshman forward Tyler Limmer scored the first goal two minutes into the match, racking up his 10th goal of the season. Senior midfielder Nate Huyser capitalized on Limmer’s goal with one of his own at the 57-minute mark. Dordt went on to answer Huyser’s goal, but it was not enough. The Red Raiders played a strong game defensively and held the Defenders to one goal on the night. The Red Raider men improved their overall record to 11-4-1 and their conference record to 6-1-1. They are currently sitting third in the GPAC.
The Red Raider women’s team had similar success against Dordt on Wednesday, winning the match 2-0. Junior forward Jennifer Inge, was the first Red Raider to strike, scoring in the first minute of the match. Sophomore midfielder Madison Bertman took a shot that was retrieved by Inge and put in the net. It was Inge’s first goal of her collegiate career. Twenty minutes later, Bertman took another shot at the net and cashed in her second goal of the season. The defense remained tough for the remainder of the game. Dordt had four shots on goal, but none got past sophomore goalkeeper Naomi Schimmel. The Red Raiders outshot the Defenders 6-3. The women are now 7-5-3 overall and 4-2-2 in GPAC. The women are ranked fourth in the GPAC this season and are looking to make a solid push the last few games until the GPAC tournament.
The women’s team’s next game is at 3 p.m. on Oct. 24 against College of Saint Mary at home. NW’s men’s team’s next game is at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 against the Morningside Mustangs at home. Both of these games are the team’s respective Seniors’ Nights.