By Taylor Mueller, Athletic Communications Assistant
WICHITA, Kan. – On the road for their fifth-straight game, the women’s soccer squad notched its fourth-consecutive victory of the young season. With numerous Bulldogs getting in on the action, there was no shortage of goals as Concordia left the field with a 4-1 victory and the Falcons thunderstruck.
“We had four different players get on the board with goals,” head coach Greg Henson said. “It’s good to have multiple options. Jess (Skerston) is always a threat game-in and game-out but we’re finding out that we have a lot of other weapons as well.”
The weapons were on full display today.
It was freshman Esther Soenksen who got things started with a goal in the 10th minute to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Then in the 33rd minute, freshman Jeannelle Condame found senior Marcie Sindt for the second goal of the game to blow it wide open.
In the second half, the Bulldogs kept their feet on the gas, attacking the Falcons with relentless pressure.
Of course the freshman Skerston, who lately can’t seem to contain a knack for finding the back of the net, continued her hot streak, netting her eighth goal of the season, in the 46th minute. Then in the 60th minute, sophomore Madison Hawkins assisted senior Melissa Stine to score the fourth goal of the night and seal the deal on a Bulldog victory.
“Melissa Stine was dangerous up and down the flank all day,” Henson said. “She had numerous occasions where she got in position to score. It was good to see her get that last goal to finish off a really good weekend.”
Henson had every reason to feel good about his team’s performance, and noted what he felt made Concordia so dangerous on the offensive end.
“We wanted to dictate the tempo and dictate play,” Henson said. “We were able to consistently move the ball into the attack and create a lot of opportunities. We finished our chances a lot better today than we did on Friday. That made the game a lot more comfortable and manageable for us.”
With their recent string of success and flurry of road wins, Henson is maintaining a modest approach and keeping an even keel.
“We’ve got cautious optimism right now,” Henson said. “This year we wanted to focus on being better on the road and we’re 4-1, playing on a variety of surfaces and places. We really want to be ready to go for the GPAC grind and hopefully we are.”
The GPAC grind kicks off on Sat. Sept. 20 when the Bulldogs travel to Yankton, S.D., to take on Mount Marty College.