SEWARD, Neb. – After a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over Jamestown, the Concordia Women’s Soccer team continues their GPAC slate this week. Head coach Thomas Goines’ squad will travel to the College of Saint Mary on Wednesday before returning home to host Hastings on Saturday.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 at College of Saint Mary (1-2-1, 1-2-1), 3 p.m.
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Saturday, Oct. 17 vs. Hastings (4-1, 2-1), 1 p.m.
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Junior midfielder Mikeila Martinez sparked the Bulldogs during their victory on Saturday. With just five minutes left in regulation, Martinez tied things up when she found the back of the net off a pass from Sydney Ross. Martinez’s golden goal came just three minutes into overtime when she took a pass from Grace Soenksen and rocketed past the Jamestown keeper to give the Bulldogs the win. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Carley was a major factor in the win as well recording three saves in 91 minutes of play.
Head Coach Thomas Goines had stressed the importance of play during the final third of each match this season. The Bulldogs did just that on Saturday and will continue to make it an essential aspect of their game plan in the coming matches.
The Concordia-College of Saint Mary series has been trending in the Bulldogs favor. Concordia has won four of the last six meetings against the Flames. The Flames last goal against the Bulldogs came back in 2015. Concordia and the College of Saint Mary played to a scoreless tie in 2019.
The Flames are coming off two straight losses and an idle stretch in the schedule due to COVID-19. The College of Saint Mary is 1-2-1 overall this year with a win over Northwestern (2-0) and losses to Briar Cliff (0-5) and Dakota Wesleyan (2-4). The Flames were slated at ninth in the GPAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Hastings has been off to a strong start this season as the Broncos are 4-1 overall and 2-1 in GPAC play. In league play, the Broncos have defeated both Jamestown (2-1) and Presentation (3-1). Hastings lone loss of the year happened back on Sept. 19 when they dropped a 2-3 decision to Dakota Wesleyan. The Broncos were picked to finish third in the GPAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Following the game against Hastings, Concordia will continue their homestand on Wednesday, Oct. 21, when Briar Cliff travels to Bulldog Stadium. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. CT.