Chrzan's late goal pushes Concordia past Bellevue University, 2-1

Carolyn Chrzan’s goal late in the second half lifted the Concordia University women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Bellevue University on Sunday evening.  The Bulldogs improved to 4-2 on the year with the victory, while Bellevue dropped to 2-2 with the loss. 

The Bulldogs struck first in the 20th minute of the first half.  A header by Molly Humlicek following a free kick by Jamie Sanchez gave Concordia the early 1-0 advantage, and the Bulldogs took the one-goal lead into halftime. 

Bellevue University tied the game in the first minute of the second half.  Meredith Shuman scored for the Bruins to even the score at 1-1. 

With just under three minutes remaining in the game, Chrzan hit the crossbar, and the rebound was secured by Jordan Donohoue.  Donohoue sent a pass back to Chrzan, who put home the game-winning goal.

Concordia held a slim 9-8 advantage in shots on the evening, and both teams put six shots on goal.  Ariel Harris made five saves for the Bulldogs to pick up the win in net.  Ana Price made four saves for the host Bruins. 

Concordia opens GPAC play on Saturday with a home game against Northwestern College.  The matchup starts at noon at Bulldog Stadium.