Concordia University celebrated Senior Night with a 4-1 women’s soccer win over Briar Cliff University on Saturday evening in Seward. It was the third straight win for the Bulldogs, who improved to 9-6 overall and 6-2 in GPAC play. Briar Cliff dropped to 4-11-1 and 1-7 in conference play.
The Bulldogs controlled play for much of the game and held a 34-6 shot advantage in the win. Midway through the first half of play, Concordia took the lead with a goal by Jordan Donohoue. Donohoue’s (Manhattan, Kan.) fifth goal of the year gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage. With just six minutes remaining in the opening half of play, Concordia added to its lead with a goal by Kelly Ross (Calgary, AB). Ross scored following a corner kick by Shelby Knorr (Lincoln, Neb.). It was the first goal of the year for Ross, who leads the team with six assists.
Kaela Geyer scored in the 56th minute to increase the Bulldog lead to 3-0. Donohoue had the assist on Geyer’s goal. It was Geyer’s (St. Louis, Mo.) first goal of the year. Less than 10 minutes later, Concordia poured it on with a goal by Melissa Stine (Omaha, Neb.). The unassisted goal was Stine’s first goal of the year. Asheya Mogensen scored Briar Cliff’s lone goal in the 68th minute.
Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) made three saves and picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs. Kalynn Sortino made 11 saves but suffered the loss for Briar Cliff.
Concordia has two games remaining in the regular season. The Bulldogs are currently third in the GPAC standings. Concordia travels to Doane College (Oct. 26) and Northwestern College (Oct. 29) to conclude conference play.