SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s soccer team continues its conference slate this week, as the Bulldogs host Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3 vs. Dakota Wesleyan (1-2, 0-2) 8 p.m.
Concordia was initially scheduled to play at Midland on Wednesday however due to COVID-19 implications that game has been postponed and will now be played on November 4.
Head coach Jason Weides’ squad extended their winning streak to four games this past weekend as they notched a 4-0 shutout win over Northwestern. During Saturday’s shutout, senior midfielder Garrett Perry recorded his first career hat trick finding the back of the net in the 16th, 69th and 81st minute. Perry’s hat-trick marked the second-straight match a Bulldog accomplished the feat as sophomore Moises Jacobo did so just three days earlier against Dordt. Jacobo continued his scoring tear as he netted his fifth goal of the season in the 45th minute of play. The Bulldogs defense was suffocating in their second shutout of the season as freshman goalkeeper Frederico Andrea Simonetti recorded five saves to preserve the shutout.
To say the Bulldogs have been solid during their winning streak might be an understatement as Concordia has outscored its opponents 14-1 during the span. This is the second straight season the Bulldogs have reeled off a winning streak early in the season. Concordia won its first seven matches in 2019.
The Bulldogs will be looking for a more satisfying outcome this weekend than what they experienced last year against Dakota Wesleyan when the Bulldogs dropped a 1-0 squeaker to the Tigers.
Dakota Wesleyan (1-2) is currently 0-2 in GPAC play. The Tigers lone win came back on Sept. 10 when they shutout Viterbo 1-0. Wesleyan lost to Briar Cliff (3-2) and Hastings (2-1) in both GPAC matches this season. The Tigers were slated 11th in the GPAC Preseason Men’s Soccer Poll.
Concordia resumes play next week with a trip to Morningside College, located in Sioux City, Iowa. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.