Pella traveled to the Cownie Soccer Complex to participate in the Des Moine Roosevelt Roughrider Tournament Saturday, splitting their matches. The No. 3 ranked Dutch had their first match was against No. 9 in 2A Denison-Schleswig of 2A. Pella gave up an early goal, but recovered and tied the match before halftime with a goal from Denzel Poulter. The 2nd half ended with no additional scoring, moving right to PK kicks to decide the outcome. Pella scored 3 of their first 4 kicks to only 1 by Denison, giving them the OT win 2-1 officially. The 2nd match was against 3A Sioux City West, who scored to put the Dutch down early, but a well-timed ball thru ball by Drake Beard found Denzel Poulter on the left side of the field and Poulter tied it just before halftime, 1-1. However, Pella couldn’t contain a physical West team, falling 4-1. Pella is 5-1 and travels to Norwalk Tuesday.
Pella’s No. 2 rated soccer team split at the ADM tournament Saturday. The Lady Dutch fell to No. 5 in 1A Gilbert 2-1 before bouncing back with a 3-1 win over Glenwood. Pella returns to action Tuesday vs. Norwalk.