Nathan Douglas had a hat trick, and the Concordia University men’s soccer team picked up a big 4-3 GPAC win over Midland University on Wednesday afternoon in Fremont. The Bulldogs improved to 4-3-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play with the win. Midland dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the GPAC with the loss.
Douglas scored two of his three goals in the first half, as the Bulldogs took a 2-0 advantage into the halftime break. Both goals were unassisted. Midland, however, came out strong in the second half. The Warriors used goals by Jake Corum, John Podraza and Christian Meyer to take a 3-2 lead with less than 20 minutes remaining in the contest.
Concordia rallied down the stretch. Aaron Skipworth scored off an assist by Matt Brink to tie the game at 3-3. Douglas scored the game-winner, his third goal of the game, with less than five minutes remaining in regulation. Skipworth had the assist on the game-winning goal.
The Bulldogs held an 11-7 shot advantage in the contest. Chris Podlich made three saves to pick up the win in goal for the Bulldogs, while Josh Hawkins made five saves in a losing effort for the Warriors.
Concordia hosts the University of Sioux Falls on Homecoming this Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 8 pm at Bulldog Stadium.