Dutch too much for Tigers
The Iowa Wesleyan men's and women's soccer teams suffered big losses on Saturday to Central College. The Dutch women defeated IWC by a score of 15-0, and the Tiger men fell 9-1.
In the women's match, both teams were scoreless until the Dutch found the back of the net in the 13th minute. When they did, the flood gates opened, and the Tigers couldn't stop the attack.
At half, IWC trailed 8-0 and had been outshot 37-0.
The Tigers put a new keeper in the match at the break, but it made little difference to the relentless Dutch offense, which added seven more goals and outshot the Tigers, 29-2, after halftime.
Caitlin O'Neil made 10 saves in the first half for the Tigers, and Savanna Blair had eight saves. The IWC women's team falls to 1-3 on the year.
In the men's game, the Dutch got on the scoreboard in the 11th minute of the game to take a 1-0 lead. The Tigers then gave up two consecutive own goals in the 27th and 36th minutes. Just five minutes later, the Dutch struck twice within 30 seconds to give the Tigers a 5-0 deficit at the half.
The Tigers showed life early in the second half as Bo Vitale scored in the 60th minute on an assist from Jason Gonzalez. It was Vitale's second goal of the season.
The Dutch weren't done, though, as they scored four more unanswered goals to take the 9-1 win and drop the Tigers to 0-6 on the season.
Caleb Winston made 12 saves in the net for the Tigers.
Both IWC soccer teams return to action on Wednesday at Illinois College. The women start at 2 p.m. and the men play at 4 p.m.