OMAHA, Neb. –Visiting Concordia women’s soccer settled for a 2-2 tie with host College of Saint Mary (8-2-1) on Wednesday evening in Omaha, Neb. The tie is the first for the Bulldogs (5-4-1) since a 1-1 draw at Nebraska Wesleyan last season.
Wednesday’s game was called after 90 minutes of play due to darkness at College of Saint Mary’s Heritage Park, which does not have lighting.
Concordia tied the game up at 2-2 in the 57th minute when freshman defender Megan Brunssen knocked in her first career goal, capitalizing on a penalty kick. That would end all scoring as both offensive attacks went silent over the final 33 minutes.
The Bulldogs took an early lead just 2:12 into the match. That’s when senior midfielder Emily Fleming drilled her first goal of the season and third in her career off the assist from sophomore midfielder Sarah Winningham.
The score remained 1-0 until the Flames’ Abby Zach connected on her 10th goal of the campaign in the 36th minute. Saint Mary then broke the 1-1 tie with a 48th-minute goal from Christa Manning.
The Flames held a 21-15 advantage for the game in total shots and a 9-8 edge in shots on goal. Concordia freshman midfielder Jordan McCoy, who got the nod in Wednesday’s starting lineup, was most active on the attack once again with four shots – all on frame. Junior Melissa Stine also fired four shots.
College of Saint Mary entered Wednesday night’s game with three wins already over GPAC opponents – Dordt, Mount Marty and Northwestern. The Flames’ only losses this season have come to the University of South Dakota and to Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.).
Concordia remains unbeaten when scoring two or more goals at 5-0-1. On the flip side, the Bulldogs are 0-4 when scoring one or no goals.
Concordia returns to GPAC play on Saturday when Dordt (0-10, 0-2 GPAC) visits Seward for a 1 p.m. battle. Last season Concordia defeated Dordt 3-2 in Sioux Center, Iowa, in the only matchup between the two sides.