YANKTON, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University soccer teams earned a Great Plains Athletic Conference sweep of Mount Marty College Tuesday afternoon in Yankton, S.D.
The Tiger men picked up their second win of the season with a 3-2 win in double overtime, and the DWU women won their first game of the year, beating the Lancers 5-0.
Dakota Wesleyan (2-7, 1-1 GPAC) scored the first goal of the game and took a 1-0 lead into halftime after Hugo Gonzalez scored on a rebound off a penalty kick at the 27:25 mark. The Lancers tied the score four minutes into the second half on a goal by Josh Koch, but Eric Moller put DWU up 2-1 on an unassisted goal at the 58:50 mark.
The Lancers tied the score when Jose Marquez scored on a penalty kick at the 68-minute mark, and the game stayed tied through the end of regulation and the first overtime. Moller scored the game-winning goal six minutes and 21 seconds into the second overtime to give DWU the win.
The Tigers had 30 shots to Mount Marty’s 14, including an 18-10 edge in shots on goal. Alex Nelson earned the win in goal for DWU and had five saves.
The Tiger women picked up their first win of the season with a 5-0 victory against the Lancers. Linsey Peterson scored the eventual game-winner for Dakota Wesleyan 14 minutes into the game on an unassisted goal. Thara Ali Said scored at the 21-minute mark off an assist from Megan Johnson, and Johnson scored two minutes later off an assist from Peterson to put DWU up 3-0 at halftime.
Dakota Wesleyan added two goals in the second half. Ali Said scored at the 62:55 mark off an assist from Kylie Keiser, and freshman Maranda Ehrenfried wrapped up the scoring with a goal at the 80:44 mark off an assist from Johnson.
The Lancers outshot DWU 21-16, but the Tigers had 13 shots on goal to Mount Marty’s 10. Kari Durham stopped eight shots and earned the shutout for Dakota Wesleyan, which is now 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC.
The Tigers are on the road again Saturday, Sept. 29, when they travel to Seward, Neb., to take on Concordia University. The women’s game starts at noon and the men’s game starts at 2:30 p.m.