DCTC Men and Women Go Undefeated In Weekend

The Blue Knights headed south of the border to Iowa over the weekend and took care of business. Both the men’s and women’s squads handed defeats to North Iowa Area Community College and Scott Community College.

The Blue Knights women romped over North Iowa Area Community College 11-0 on Sept. 24 and Scott Community College 11-1 on Sept. 25. Sunday’s win was the Knights’ team-record fifth-straight and brought the squad’s record to 6-4-0.

Players scoring against North Iowa included: Sheena Lien (5 goals, 3 assists); Rebecca Noonan (1 goal, 1 assist); Kelly Blanshan (1 goal, 1 assist); and one goal each from Emily Grannes, Olena Lundquist, Tina Spurr, and Katie Majkrzak.

Additional assists were tallied by Whitney Leverington, Courtney Angotti, and Caitlin Kasper.

The damage was similar in the team’s 11-1 win against Scott Community College. Noonan had an impressive four goals and three assists, Sheena Lien scored one goal with four assists, Whitney Leverington kicked in three goals, Olena Lundquist racked up two, while Kelly Blanshan added another.

Assists were recorded by Caitlin Kasper (2) and Emily Grannes (1).

During their five-game winning streak, the Blue Knights have scored 35 goals and allowed only 9. In addition, Rebecca Noonan and Sheena Lien are ranked 5th and 8th respectively out of some 2,000 women’s soccer players in the NJCAA for scoring. For more information on these impressive statistics, visit www.njcaa.org.

The good news continued on the men’s side, as the Blue Knights added two inspiring wins this weekend beating North Iowa Community College 4-1 and Scott Community College 5-4. Both victories were come-from-behind victories.

Scorers against North Iowa included: Marwa Omot, James Tjaden, Chris Kemp, and Casey Holm. Casey Holm and Josh Anderson both added assists to the board.

Pitted against Scott Community College for the second time this year, the Blue Knights managed to battle back three times and record the win. DCTC was down 4-2 in the second half before the offense turned on the heat scoring three unanswered goals.

The game-winning goal was tallied in the last minute with a cross from Adam Garcia to Kerby Camacho, preventing overtime and securing a second-straight victory for the men’s team. Other scoring in the Scott game for DCTC came from Casey Holm (2), Josh Anderson (1), and Dan Nettleson (1). Assists went to Marwa Omot, Pat Harnett, Josh Anderson, and Darren Alick.

The women will be in action next on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Macalester College in St. Paul. Both the men and women are hosting Iowa Central Community College on Saturday, Oct. 2.