First place Northwestern (9-5-1, 5-1-1) travels to Dordt (3-10-1, 1-4-1) today in a GPAC men's soccer match featuring Sioux County rivals. The Red Raiders have won four straight matches and are tied atop the GPAC standings with Doane.
Gabriel Goncalves leads the Raider offense with 20 points this season on six goals and eight assists. Koray Karakas is closely in second with 18 points on eight goals and two assists. Ryan Johnson is also above double digits with 15 points on seven goals and one assist. Harri Edwards is second on the team with five assists this year. Northwestern has out-scored their opponents 39-23 this season and has out-shot them 302-173. The Raiders have also forced 81 corner kicks and allowed 45.
Aaron Bosch has made 52 saves in goal and allowed 23 goals. His goals against average is currently 1.49. The Raider defense, along with Bosch, has made two straight shut-outs and have four on the season.
Dordt is led by Eric Grootenboer and Brady Van Holland offensively. Van Holland has five goals and three assists while Grootenboer has five goals and one assist. The defenders have been out-shot 215-130 this year and have been out-scored 29-18. Jon Brinkerhoff has seen a majority of the minutes in goal and has made 49 saves while allowing 19 goals. His goals against average is 2.07. Joey Rasnic has also seen time in goal, making 25 saves and allowing ten goals.
Northwestern will take to the road on Saturday to face Morningside.in their next match.