DENVER, Colo. – On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Concordia men’s soccer team shutout the Sterling Warriors, 4-0. Tyler Jensen completed a hat trick in the second half for the Bulldogs.
Said head coach Jason Weides on the win, “Overall, solid performance by the entire team. We created a few good chances in the first half but couldn’t get the second goal before half which made the game more difficult. I’m really pleased with the quality of the performance of our subs.”
The lone goal in the first half came from Gideon Soenksen from five yards out, assisted by Micah Lehenbauer. Jensen’s hat trick came in the second half, scoring at the 51 mark off an assist from Soenksen from 13 yards out. The second goal was at the 70 minute mark with Toby Down credited with the assist. Jensen was able to compete the hat trick with just three seconds left in the match off a free ball 25 yards out.
On Jensen’s performance, Weides said, “Tyler played well. He has been really sharp recently and it was great to see his performance rewarded with goals. I thought we really shut them down defensively as well as holding them to just a couple shots.”
Mark Horsburgh filled the net for the Bulldogs, recording three saves. Julio Chavez played keeper for the Warriors and tallied five saves. Concordia outshot Sterling College, 24-5 and topped the Warriors in shots on goal 10-3.
The shutout improved Concordia’s record to 4-2 while Sterling College falls to 1-5-1 on the season.
The Bulldogs will take on Johnson & Wales University Sunday, Sept. 20 in Commerce City, Colo., with kickoff slated for 3:30 (CDT).