Chase Beiermann scored with less than three minutes left in regulation to lift Briar Cliff University to a 2-1 men’s soccer win over Concordia University on Saturday evening in Seward. The Chargers improved to 7-7-2 overall and 5-4-2 in the GPAC with the win. Concordia suffered its fifth straight loss and dropped to 7-9-2 overall and 4-7 in conference play.
Alex Witmer scored an early goal to give Briar Cliff a 1-0 advantage. Witmer found the net in just the second minute of the game and despite playing a man down for a good portion of the first half, Briar Cliff took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
Early in the second half, Concordia’s Ian Euler (Lincoln, Neb.) scored his third goal of the season to knot the score at 1-1. Aaron Skipworth (Colorado Spring, Colo.) was credited with the assist for the Bulldogs.
Both teams had multiple chances down the stretch, but Briar Cliff came up with the game-winner in the 87th minute. Thomas Hunt had the assist on Beiermann’s goal, and the Chargers secured the 2-1 victory.
Concordia held a 22-16 shot advantage. Kyle King (12 saves) picked up the win for the Chargers. Chris Podlich (Brisbane, Australia) made eight saves in a losing effort for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs will be the No. 8 seed in the GPAC Tournament which begins on November 4. Concordia travels to No. 1 Hastings College (17-0, 11-0 GPAC) for a 6 pm contest against the Broncos.