SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia women’s soccer team was defeated by Nebraska Wesleyan in overtime on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The 1-0 final score was set almost six minutes into the first overtime.
Head coach Greg Henson said, “It's tough, losing in overtime is always tough. Soccer can be a cruel sport. I thought we had the bulk of play and I thought we did very well in a lot of different aspects…we had a number of chance and were unable to convert on any of those and it happens, eventually you get the one against and we saw that in overtime…I’m disappointed in the final result but I’m very happy with the level of play that our team presented today.”
The Bulldogs outshot the Prairie Wolves 12-7. In the shots on goal column, NWU edged CUNE, 5-4.
The lone goal of the match came from Hallie Schimenti in overtime, 95:56 into the match. The goal ended the tilt giving Nebraska Wesleyan University its fifth GPAC win of the season.
Chrissy Lind filled keeper duties for Concordia for the full game. Lind recorded four saves in the match. For Nebraska Wesleyan, Madi Francis was the keeper also playing the entire match and marked up four saves.
The Bulldogs are now 8-4-1 (2-3-1 GPAC) on the season. The win improves the Prairie Wolves to 8-4 (5-1).
Henson commented on the upcoming contest against Briar Cliff, “As we move forward we have to look into how to create more chances and finish the ones we get. Defensively we need to continue to play strong and close them out.”
The Bulldogs will be back in action on the pitch Saturday, Oct. 17 at home. Concordia will welcome Briar Cliff University (5-6-1, 2-3-1 GPAC) to Bulldog Stadium for a 1 p.m. kickoff.