Concordia cruises past Briar Cliff, 7-0

Concordia scored five goals in the first half and cruised to a 7-0 women’s soccer win over Briar Cliff on Saturday evening in Seward.  The win improved the Bulldogs to 9-7-1 overall and 5-5-1 in conference play.  Briar Cliff ended its season at 2-13 overall and 2-9 in GPAC play. 

Carolyn Chrzan (Burbank, Calif.) scored in the 15th minute to put Concordia on top 1-0.  Hannah Denk was credited with the assist.  Less than three minutes later, Jamie Sanchez (Lincoln, Neb.) found the net with her team-best 11th goal of the season to increase the lead to 2-0.  Denk again picked up the assist for the Bulldogs. 

Chrzan scored her second goal of the game in the 29th minute to increase the Concordia lead to 3-0.  It was Chrzan’s sixth goal of the year.  Mallorie Blanck (Manhattan, Kan.) put home her eighth goal of the season in the 33rd minute to push the lead to 4-0.  Kyleah Bowder (Lincoln, Neb.) picked up the assist.  Less than four minutes later, Concordia’s lead jumped to 5-0 on Molly Humlicek’s (Lincoln, Neb.) fourth goal of the season.  Bowder picked up her second assist of the game. 

The Bulldogs continued to pour it on early in the second half.  Jordan Donohoue (Manhattan, Kan.) scored her fifth goal of the season for a 6-0 Bulldog lead.  Kaela Geyer (St. Louis, Mo.) rounded out the scoring with her second goal of the season in the 58th minute.  Denk picked up her third assist of the game and now leads the team with 11 helpers on the season. 

Concordia held a commanding 28-5 shot advantage in the game.  Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) and Shelby Hughes (Columbus, Neb.) combined for the shutout.  Harris made one save, while Hughes totaled three saves for the Bulldogs.  Asia Lahn made seven saves for the visiting Chargers. 

Concordia will be the No. 8 seed in the 2010 GPAC Tournament.  The Bulldogs will travel to No. 1 Hastings College (12-4-1, 10-0-1) on November 2 for a 6 pm match against the Broncos.