Men's soccer hosts Mount Marty for homecoming

By Jacob Knabel on Oct. 7, 2016 in Men's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s soccer team will attempt to flush Wednesday’s performance when it returns to action on Saturday as part of homecoming weekend on campus. The Bulldogs host Mount Marty at 8 p.m. CT to top off homecoming.

Ninth-year head coach Jason Weides’ squad is 2-1 in conference action and 5-3-2 overall. Concordia is coming off a 4-1 loss at Bellevue University on Wednesday. In their most recent GPAC contest, the Bulldogs shut out Morningside, 3-0.

On the other hand, Mount Marty (2-10, 0-4 GPAC) has been outscored by a combined total of 47-1 in its four GPAC contests. In last season’s meeting, Concordia handled the Lancers by a 10-1 score. That game was part of a recent nine-game stretch during which the Bulldogs are 6-1-2 when playing against conference opponents.

The performance in this week’s loss at Bellevue was a departure from what Concordia had shown through the season’s first nine games. The Bulldogs had allowed a grand total of just five goals all season before surrendering four to the Bruins. Despite the defensive struggles on Wednesday, Concordia ranks 29th nationally in terms of fewest goals allowed per game (0.9).

Offensively, the Bulldogs are still searching for a breakout performance. Their leading goal scorer is Marcelo Hernandez, who has tallied three of his four goals in conference play. Eight different Bulldogs have combined to score the team’s 15 goals this season.

Saturday’s game will be carried live by the Concordia Sports Network.