The Briar Cliff men’s soccer team used almost the entire 90 minutes to pick up its first conference win of the season, defeating Dordt 2-1 at Faber Field on Wednesday. Stuart Andrews scored the game-winning goal with just eight seconds left in regulation off an assist byEnrique Larrondo to move the Chargers to 7-4 on the season and 1-2 on conference play, while the Defenders dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC.
The two teams battled through the first 28 minutes of the game in scoreless fashion before Alex Durbin gave Dordt a 1-0 lead with Kenton Cleveringa assisting on the play. Things would remain 1-0 through the rest of the half and it wasn’t until 13 minutes into the second half whenGonzalo Ledesma found the back of the net and the equalizer for BC. The Chargers and Defenders then seemed to be heading for overtime in a physical contest that had the teams combine for 25 fouls, 15 by Dordt and 10 by Briar Cliff, until Andrews buried the Defenders with time ticking away.
Seven yellow cards were handed out in the affair with Briar Cliff being tagged with four and Dordt had three yellows. The Chargers outshot the Defenders 18-12 in the game and BC also owned a 9-4 edge in corner kicks. Charlie Enright of Briar Cliff and Travis Viet of Dordt both made seven stops in the net with Enright earning the loss and Viet suffering the loss.
Prichard Sibanda, Ledesma, Larrondo and Peter Beresford all took three shots for the Cliff, followed by Christopher Nkoghe with two and Zach Sortino, Josh Humm-Rhodes,Luke Manganaro and Andrews taking one shot apiece.
Dordt was led by Durbin with five shots and Cody Van Holland with three. Jack McCool, Jason Seeley and Stephen Brinkerhoff all took one shot for the Defenders.
Briar Cliff will now be on the road for two-straight contests, kicking things off with a visit to Crete, Nebraska this Saturday to clash with Doane at 3:15 p.m.
The Briar Cliff women’s soccer team fell 4-3 in double overtime to Dordt Wednesday afternoon at Faber Field. The Chargers are now 4-5-1 overall and 0-3 in the GPAC, while the Defenders improve to 6-4-1 and 2-1 in league play.
Dordt scored first in the sixth minute off a cross from Mikaela Patterson that found the foot of Natalie Sakuma and the back of the net. Brooke Herbst knotted the score up in the 22nd minute off a beautiful cross from Gina Alvarez. Sakuma and the Defenders fought back and Sakuma found her second score in the 24th minute. Makenna Taylor booted in a score from 15 yards out off an assist from Adelina Salais to tie the score at 2-2. The Chargers and Defenders headed into the break tied at 2. The contest remained tied until the 79th minute when Raquelle Mouw scored off a Kayal Glashower assist. Herbst kept hopes alive for the Cliff finding the back of the net in the 87th minute to send the game into overtime. The first overtime period saw two shots by Dordt, but the score remained tied up at 3. Sakuma scored the game winner in double overtime during the 104th minute for the hat-trick and the Dordt victory.
The Chargers were outshot 25-10 in the contest and 4-0 in the overtimes. Dordt had 12 shots on goal compared to seven for the Cliff. Dordt led in the statistic of corner kicks with a 4-1 advantage. Briar Cliff earned eight saves in the contest and Dordt saved four shots.
Herbst led the Chargers with two goals and Taylor scored one. Salais and Alvarez both had assists in the contest. Herbst was the top shot taker with three, followed by Taylor and Taylor Beaulieuwith two shots apiece. Herbst led the team with three shots on goal, followed by Taylor with two and Beaulieu and Elle Wegher each with one. Libby Havenridge piled up seven saves in the box.
Sakuma earned the hat-trick for Dordt and Mouw was the only other scorer for the Defenders. Glashower and Patterson had both of the assists. Sakuma led the Defenders with 12 shots, followed by Dallas Parker with four. Sakuma earned eight shots on goal and Patterson earned the next most with two. Deinira Felts was the winning goalie with four saves.
The Chargers will now focus on the Doane Tigers. Briar Cliff will travel to Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, October 8 for a 1 p.m. contest.