Bulldogs looking to bounce back this week in GPAC play

By Hunter Corneliusen on Oct. 5, 2020 in Athletic Announcements Women's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – After dropping a 1-0 squeaker to Dakota Wesleyan this past weekend (Oct. 3), Concordia is looking to get back on track this week. The Bulldogs will travel to Morningside on Wednesday before returning home to host Jamestown on Saturday. 

Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Morningside (0-0-1, 0-0-1), 5:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Jamestown (4-2, 2-2), 1 p.m.

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Missed opportunities were the storyline during the Bulldogs 1-0 loss to Dakota Wesleyan. Concordia put seven shots on goal compared to the Tigers one. However, Dakota Wesleyan’s one shot on goal proved to be the difference as Wesleyan handed Concordia its first GPAC loss of the season. The goal was the first allowed by the Bulldogs in GPAC play this year.

Head Coach Thomas Goines hopes his Bulldogs can cash in on more offensive opportunities as the season progresses. Despite not scoring last game, the Bulldogs have improved their offensive play this season using their strong defense to create more offensive opportunities. Concordia currently is ranked second in the GPAC in goals per game (three), fourth in shots on goal per game (nine) and second in assists (10).

Morningside (0-0-1) has had its schedule hampered by cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19. It will be nearly a month from the Mustangs last game when they set foot on the pitch at Bulldog Stadium. During its lone match, Morningside tied Presentation in a scoreless contest back on Sept. 17, despite putting 11 shots on goal. The Mustangs were slated at eighth in the GPAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. 

Jamestown (4-2) is currently 2-2 in GPAC play this season. The Jimmies dropped a 2-1 decision in their last outing to Northwestern. Jamestown is averaging 1.7 goals per game while averaging 14 shots on goal per contest. Sophomore Midfielder Kamryn Fiscus is the top scoring threat for the Jimmies as her 1.5 points per game rank sixth among all GPAC players. The Jimmies currently hold a two-game winning streak over the Bulldogs and have not lost to Concordia since joining the GPAC. Jamestown was picked second in the GPAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Following the game against Jamestown, the Bulldogs will be back on the road Wednesday, Oct. 14, when they travel to Omaha, Neb., to face the College of Saint Mary. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT.