Soenksen's game-winner gives Bulldogs 2-1 win over Northwestern College

By on Sep. 18, 2010 in Men's Soccer

Soenksen's game-winner gives Bulldogs 2-1 win over Northwestern College

Concordia’s Tim Soenksen scored a goal in overtime to lift the Bulldog men’s soccer team to a 2-1 overtime win over Northwestern College on Saturday afternoon in Seward.  The Bulldogs improved to 2-2-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play with the win.  Northwestern College fell to 2-5-1 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC with the loss. 

The Bulldogs jumped on top with a goal by Nathan Douglas in the 27th minute.  Concordia held the 1-0 lead at halftime, but Northwestern tied the game at 1-1 early in the second half on an own goal.  Neither team managed to find the net down the stretch in regulation. 

Following a Northwestern turnover early in the overtime period, Soenksen drilled a shot from distance past a diving Jeff Lanser for the game-winning goal.  “Players were getting tired, and we were pretty well spent at the end of regulation,” remarked Soenksen.  “Everyone continued to work hard, and I just wanted to do my part down the stretch.” 

Northwestern held a 16-12 advantage in shots.  Lanser made four saves for the Raiders, while Concordia’s Chris Podlich made 10 saves to earn the win for the Bulldogs. 

“We worked really hard in preseason for this,” added Soenksen.  “This is great for team spirit and morale to get the conference season started with a win.” 

Concordia travels to Briar Cliff on September 21.