Bulldogs open GPAC play at Mount Marty

By Hunter Corneliusen on Sep. 17, 2020 in Athletic Announcements Women's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – After a ten-day lay-off, the Concordia University women’s soccer team returns to the pitch this Saturday to open up GPAC play. Head coach Thomas Goines’ squad will end its idle stretch by playing at Mount Marty on Saturday. The venue will be Crane-Youngworth field in Yankton, S.D.

Saturday, Sept. 19 at Mount Marty (0-1, 0-1), 1 p.m.
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In the season opener, the Bulldogs lost a defensive battle to Bellevue 1-0 in overtime. During the matchup, the Bulldogs were outnumbered 8-2 on shots on goal. Senior Goalkeeper Lindsey Carley was solid in the season opener against Bellevue. The Urbandale, Iowa, native recorded seven saves in 94 minutes of action. The Bulldogs are hoping to have more of an arsenal available after playing shorthanded in the opener.

Finding the back of the net was a major obstacle for the Bulldogs in 2019. In the opener, good looks were still hard to come by for Concordia. Head Coach Thomas Goines' squad will be looking to increase offensive production in the future. Circumstances resulted in the Bulldogs playing more of a defensive style game plan last week.

The Concordia-Mount Marty series has been very lopsided in the Bulldogs' favor. Concordia is 14-0 against Mount Marty all-time while outscoring the Lancers by a combined score of 76-7. The Bulldogs took last year’s match by a score of 3-0.

The Lancers, owners of a nine-game losing streak dating back to 2019, dropped their home opener to Dordt 5-0. Dordt had its way in terms of possession and outnumbered the Lancers 13-3 on shots on goal and 28-4 on shots overall. The Lancers were picked to finish twelfth in the GPAC preseason poll.

Following the game at Mount Marty, Concordia will continue their road trip on Wednesday, Sept. 23, when it squares off against Dordt. Game time is set for 5 p.m. CT.