Bulldogs fall to Hastings College in GPAC Quarterfinals, 3-1

Hastings College, the top seed in the GPAC Tournament, picked up a 3-1 women’s soccer win over Concordia University on Tuesday evening in Hastings.  The Broncos improved to 13-4-1 on the year and advanced to the semifinals with the win.  Concordia ended its season at 9-8-1. 

The Broncos held a commanding 14-3 advantage in shots, as Concordia’s offense struggled to apply much pressure.  Concordia’s lone goal of the game came via an own goal by Hastings.  Jamie Sanchez (Lincoln, Neb.) had the only shots of the game for the Bulldogs. 

Sara Wenzl scored in the 21st minute to give Hastings College a 1-0 advantage, and the Broncos took the 1-0 lead into halftime.  In the 67th minute, Maddie Michalek put Hastings up 2-0 with an unassisted goal.  Concordia got on the board with the own goal just over a minute later to cut the Bronco lead to one at 2-1. 

With four minutes remaining in regulation, Amanda Buttner scored for Hastings to secure the victory for the top-seeded Broncos.  Wenzl had the assist on the final goal of the game. 

Megan Kreifels made two saves and picked up the win in goal for Hastings.  Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) made three saves and allowed the three goals for Concordia.