SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s soccer team begins its conference slate this week. The Bulldogs will be the guests at Dordt on Wednesday before returning to Bulldog Stadium to host Northwestern this weekend.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Dordt (0-3-0), 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Northwestern (2-1-0), 3:30 p.m.
Head coach Jason Weides’ squad, will be looking to continue their winning ways this week after blanking Kansas Wesleyan in their last match 4-0. During the matchup, the Bulldogs outshot the Coyotes 15-7 while putting 13 shots on goal. Junior Midfielder Carlos Orquiz opened up the scoring for Concordia on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute. Senior Garrett Perry (53’) and Freshman Ryan Wokutch (71’) added insurance goals with sophomore Moises Jacobo assisting. Jacobo capped the scoring with his unassisted goal in the 78th minute of play. Freshman goalkeeper Frederico Andrea-Simonetti recorded his first shutout of the year while making three saves.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to open up GPAC play this past Saturday at Mount Marty. However, due to COVID-19 protocols, the game was postponed and will be made up at a later date.
Concordia defeated both Dordt (5-0) and Northwestern (3-1) during the 2019 season.
Dordt (0-3-0) will be looking to turn the tide on the young season when they host the Bulldogs. Offensive play has been an issue for the Defenders in this season as they have two goals in three matches this season. Dordt is 0-2 in GPAC play this season as the defenders dropped 1-0 decisions to Northwestern and Briar Cliff. The Bulldogs currently hold a four-game winning streak over the Defenders.
Northwestern (2-1-0) is currently 1-1 in GPAC play. The Red Raiders defeated Dort in the opener 1-0 before losing to Briar Cliff 5-2 this past weekend. Northwestern was picked to finish sixth in the GPAC preseason poll, coming in three votes behind Concordia. The Bulldogs have had recent success in the series, taking four out of the last five over the Red Raiders.
Concordia resumes play next week with a trip to Midland University, located in Fremont, Neb. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.