Matchups against Morningside and Jamestown coming this week

By Chase Benton on Oct. 2, 2023 in Men's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – Head coach Jason Weides’ squad has stayed unbeaten through their 11 matches (11-0-1, 4-0-1 GPAC), but Morningside, who resides right behind them in the conference standings, looks to steal one on the road at Bulldog Stadium. The Mustangs arrive on Wednesday (Oct. 4), as the Dawgs will head to Jamestown for a battle on Saturday (Oct. 7) at Jimmy Turf Field. This past week, No. 23 Concordia won with ease over Midland (4-1) lengthening their home win streak 18 (17-0-1) since the 2021 season. After, they matched up against Dakota Wesleyan in a windy environment, the Bulldogs pushed hard for a 1-0 road win over the Tigers.

This Week

Wednesday, Oct. 4 vs. Morningside (5-3-3, 4-1 GPAC), 5:30 p.m.

--Live Webcast | Live Stats | Location: Bulldog Stadium

Saturday, Oct. 7 at Jamestown (2-7-3, 1-3-2 GPAC), 5 p.m.

--Live Webcast | Live Stats | Location: Jimmy Turf Field (Jamestown, N.D.)

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By the numbers

·       The Bulldogs came out swinging against Midland, scoring in the 6th and 23rdminute and keeping control throughout full time. Carter Hinman and Braden Spath came out with the early goals off the back to back feeds from Izzy Shaddick. The third goal came from Ryan Wokutch off a weird corner on the assist from Martin Herrera. In the final minutes, Concordia conceded a goal from the Warriors’ Colin Macke, but responded 17 seconds later with a goal from a charging Wokutch via Dre’ Williams. The back line only allowed six shots and came so close to yet another shutout. Spath particularly played with an edge, heading multiple crosses outside the box and away from dangerous play. Ferdi Hagen controlled much of the midfield, playing well to push for another win on his birthday.

·       Carter Hinman acquired the lone score and the eventual game winner on the road at Dakota Wesleyan. Struggling with the wind in the first half, the Tigers edged the visitors 6-5 in shots at the break. With the match was still knotted at zero, the back line paralyzed the Dakota Wesleyan offense in the second 45 minutes, allowing zero shots to the Bulldogs’ 15. Captain Iker Casanova, Michael Lindberg, Matt Schultz, Spath and Gabriel Mendoza all held their own to help keep the Tigers neutralized. Concordia rattled off 10 shots in the opening 19 minutes coming out of the locker rooms, and had 20 total strikes from 11 different players shooting their shot.

·       Izzy Shaddick became second all-time in assists (19) behind Carlos Orquiz (21), as he finished in 2022. Shaddick, completing his fifth year (covid), is taking advantage of the extra time kicking three goals and six assists through 11 games. Izzy is currently tied for first in the conference in assists.

·       Ryan had his first multi-goal match versus Midland (season), scoring his 16th and 17th goal of his career, tying him with former teammates Carlos Orquiz and Garrett Perry in the all-time career goals list. He is now tied for 13th all time and has scored three goals this season.

·       Carter Hinman still sits at the top of the GPAC leaderboards after 11 games. He is 1st in goals scored (nine) and points (19) with only 24 shots on the year. Himan’s breakout year continues, as he has five game winning goals making the difference in the close matches for Concordia.


The Mustangs come to Seward with a 5-3-3 overall record and 4-1 record in the conference. They have won four of their last five games and are on a two game winning streak from their wins against Doane (1-0) and Hastings (3-1). Their only conference loss was versus Northwestern in Orange City, the same place the Bulldogs have their only tie (2-2). Their other conference wins were against Waldorf (2-0) and Jamestown (1-0). Morningside has not traveled well as they hoist up a 1-3-2 record on the road. Morningside is a high shot team (2nd most in GPAC) with 167, averaging 15.2 shots per game. Their shot percentage is extremely low (.072) and the number of goals (12) through 11 games puts them toward the bottom of the league in both categories. On those goals, nine of them have been assisted and have gained 24 yellow cards so far. The Mustangs use two goalies but Timon Koerber is the one to watch. Morningside win games through his play, as he has only allowed one goal (Hastings) through his 517 minutes of play. He allows 0.17 goals per game and his save percentage is an impressive .955. He has four shutouts and 21 saves on the season. Their second goalie is senior Oliver Melander, as he has played 383 minutes and allowed 10 goals on a .565 save percentage. Concordia will be the highest goal scoring team (28) they have faced so far this year. Jona Fischer is the leader in goals scored (four) while being trailed by his teammate Levi Von Hagen (three). Johannes Lang is the assists leader with three on the year.


The Jimmies come into the week with a 2-7-3 overall record and a 1-3-2 GPAC record in 2023. They fell (1-0) in a tight match versus a talented NWC side. Their lone GPAC win came versus Waldorf on Thursday (Sept. 28) in a 3-0 victory on the road. Jamestown averages 11.4 shots per game and a .124 shot percentage. They have a high goal to assist ratio with 17 goals on 15 assists. They have three shutouts, with two belonging to freshman goalkeeper Charlie Clark. He has 872 minutes between the posts and has allowed 14 goals through those minutes. James Moody and Frankie Parkinson both have three goals apiece, as two others have two goals as well. Jacob Holtz is the assists leader (four) for the Jimmies, being a big part of the offense in more ways than one.

Next Week

The Bulldogs will get a midweek break, then will travel to Hastings, Neb. on Saturday (Oct. 14) to face off against Hastings. The match is listed below and will be hosted at Lloyd Wilson Field.

Saturday, Oct. 14

5:30 p.m. – vs. Hastings