Concordia University was eliminated from the GPAC Men’s Soccer Tournament on Tuesday afternoon with a 3-1 loss at Midland University. The Warriors moved to 10-8-1 on the year and advanced to the semi-finals of the GPAC Tournament. Concordia ended the year at 11-5-3.
Midland jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal by Paul Cox in the 13th minute. Cox scored following a Midland University corner kick. Concordia tied the game at 1-1 with just five minutes left in the opening half. Kolt O’Kelly (Littleton, Colo.) scored his fifth goal of the season to even the score.
In the 65th minute, Cox struck again to put the Warriors back on top. Cox put home his second of the match and ninth of the season to give Midland a 2-1 advantage. Nate Husak added an insurance goal for the Warriors to put the game away in the 83rd minute. Cox was credited with the assist on the final goal of the game.
The Warriors held a 21-13 shot advantage in the match. Midland put 10 shots on goal in the win. Andy Jones had a match-high six shots to lead Midland, while Lewis Wilcox made six saves in goal for the Warriors, who will take on either Briar Cliff or Dakota Wesleyan in the GPAC semi-finals.
Concordia totaled 13 overall shots with seven shots on goal in the loss. Nathan Douglas (Winnipeg, Canada) and Aaron Skipworth (Colorado Springs, Colo.) paced Concordia with four shots apiece. Chris Podlich (Brisbane, Australia) suffered the loss after making seven saves but allowing the three goals.