Bulldogs pick up first win of the season, 5-4, over Ottawa University

The Concordia University women’s soccer team rallied for a 5-4 win over Ottawa University in double overtime on Saturday at the Midland University tournament.  The Bulldogs improved to 1-3 on the year with the win. 

Ottawa had a 4-2 lead with less than 30 minutes remaining in the contest, but Concordia scored two goals within six minutes to send the match into extra time. 

Jamie Sanchez (Lincoln, Neb.) scored Concordia’s lone goal of the first half.  However, goals by Kelsey Hanna and Alex Rivas put the Lady Braves up 2-1 heading into halftime. 

Sanchez answered with her second goal of the match to tie the game at 2-2 early in the second half, but Ottawa again had an answer.  Nicole Radcliffe and Jasmine Gandy scored to put the Lady Braves back up by two at 4-2 with 29 minutes left in regulation. 

Concordia cut the lead to one with a goal by Mallorie Blanck (Manhattan, Kan.) in the 78th minute.  Less than six minutes later, Jordan Donohoue (Manhattan, Kan.) scored off an assist from Sanchez to tie the score at 4-4.  Blanck scored her second goal of the match in extra time to lift the Bulldogs to the exciting win. 

Concordia totaled 26 shots in the match compared to just 14 for Ottawa.  Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) made five saves to pick up the win in goal.  Lauren Peil made eight saves but allowed the five goals for Ottawa. 

The Bulldogs continue play in the Midland University tournament on Sunday with an 11 a.m. match against Waldorf College.