Mallorie Blanck scored a pair of goals in the first half, and the Concordia University women’s soccer team picked up a 2-0 win over Sterling College on Saturday afternoon in Seward. The Bulldogs improved to 2-4 on the year with the victory, while Sterling dropped to 3-3.
Blanck (Manhattan, Kan.) scored her team-best fifth and sixth goals of the year in the Concordia win. Her first goal of the game came 17 minutes into the contest following a Concordia corner kick. Blanck’s second goal of the game came in the 28th minute off a nice assist by Melissa Stine (Omaha, Neb.). Blanck’s second goal came from about 15 yards out. She turned quickly following the pass from Stine, and a perfect shot in the lower left side of the goal gave the Bulldogs the 2-0 advantage.
Concordia had multiple other scoring chances throughout the game with several shots just wide and a few shots off the posts. The Bulldog defense was solid throughout, limiting Sterling to just two shots in the match.
Concordia totaled 16 shots with four shots on goal. Blanck led the way with seven total shots. Kelly Ross (Calgary, AB) followed with four shots, and Jamie Sanchez (Lincoln, Neb.) added three shots on the day. Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) made two saves and earned the win in net for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs open GPAC play next weekend with a home contest against Nebraska Wesleyan on September 24. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.