Northwestern’s season ended on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the first round of the GPAC tournament with a 0-3 loss to Dakota Wesleyan. The Lady Raiders ended with a season record of 7-10-1, 5-5-1 in the conference.
NW out-shot the Tigers in the first half, 5-4, but DWU shot 10 times in the second half and found the back of the net three times.
Freshman Alli Dunkelberger had three shots, one on goal, and freshman Jessica VanderBaan had two shots, two on goal, to lead the offense. Freshman Kate Fonte also took two shots. Senior Wendy Hofmeyer played all 90 minutes at goalkeeper, making four saves and allowing three goals.
Dunkelberger led the Raiders this season with nine goals. Fonte had five and freshman Alyssa Duren added three. Freshmen Hannah Jensen, Jessica VanderBaan, Ann Calsbeek and senior Sarah Seeger each scored one goal.
Fonte had five assists this season and Dunkelberger added three. Jensen and Calsbeek each had two assists.
Freshman Ariel Watts played 998 minutes at goalkeeper in 13 games and nine starts. She made 56 saves and allowed 11 goals. She also had three shut-outs. Hofmeyer played 660 minutes in nine games, making 43 saves and allowing 14 goals.