Bulldogs looking to continue strong GPAC start

By Hunter Corneliusen on Sep. 21, 2020 in Athletic Announcements Women's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – After a dominant win, the Concordia University women’s soccer team continues its GPAC slate this week. The Bulldogs will travel to Dordt on Wednesday before returning home to host Northwestern on Saturday.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Dordt (1-2-1, 0-1-1), 5 p.m.
 

Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Northwestern (0-2-1, 0-2), 1 p.m.
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In the GPAC opener, the Bulldogs decimated Mount Marty 12-0. The Bulldogs put the match away well before halftime as they held an 8-0 lead at intermission. Concordia put 26 shots on goal compared to Mount Marty’s one. Eight different Bulldogs found the back of the net during the match. Senior Jennika Chapman, junior Mikeila Martinez and sophomore Lina Kirst each netted two goals apiece. The offensive outburst marks the third time in the last five years that the Bulldogs have scored 12 goals against Mount Marty. Concordia also accomplished the feat in 2016 and 2018.

Head Coach Thomas Goines is hoping his Bulldogs can continue the offensive production in the coming week. The Bulldogs finished with 17 goals as a team last season and already have 12 this season through two games.

Dordt (1-2-1) is coming off a 2-2 tie against the College of Saint Mary. The Defenders’ lone win of the young season was a 5-0 blanking of Mount Marty. In Dordt’s two losses this season, defensive play has been an obstacle as the Defenders allowed four goals in a 4-2 loss to Viterbo and five goals in a 5-0 loss to Briar Cliff. Dordt was picked fifth in the GPAC preseason poll garnering five more votes than the Bulldogs.

Northwestern (0-2-1) will have a one-week lay-off before coming into the match against the Bulldogs. The Red Raiders have struggled offensively this season as they have one goal through three games. Concordia currently holds a three-game winning streak over Northwestern. The Red Raiders were slated at seventh in the GPAC preseason poll, five votes behind the Bulldogs.

Following the game against Northwestern, Concordia will be back on the road Wednesday, Sept. 30, when it squares off against Midland. Game time is set for 5 p.m. CT.