Doane rallies late for 3-2 win over Concordia

Doane College rallied for a 3-2 women’s soccer win over Concordia on Wednesday evening in Crete.  Concordia had a 2-1 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the contest, but the host Tigers pulled out the key conference win to improve to 10-3-2 overall and 8-1 in the GPAC.  Concordia had its 3-game winning streak snapped to fall to 9-7 overall and 6-3 in conference play. 

Doane jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal by Ally Tamerius in the 11th minute.  Kailey Blazek and Alyssa Davis picked up the assists on the opening goal of the game.  Concordia answered in the 31st minute with a goal by Morgan Ihde (Lincoln, Neb.).  Melissa Stine (Omaha, Neb.) had the assist on Ihde’s goal, and the game went to halftime tied at 1-1. 

The score remained the same until late in the second half.  With just 11 minutes remaining in regulation, Ihde scored her second of the game to give Concordia a 2-1 advantage.  Rachel Mussell (Buffalo, Minn.) was credited with the assist, and it looked as though Concordia was going to move into sole possession of second place in the conference standings.  However, with less than eight minutes remaining, Morgan Karloff scored the equalizer for Doane off an assist by Courtney Richards.  Each team had shots at the goal late in regulation, but the match went to overtime tied at 2-2. 

In the first overtime, Doane recorded the only shot of the period.  In the third minute of the second overtime, Tamerius scored her second of the match to give Doane the 3-2 victory.  Mia Juarez picked up the assist on the game-winning goal. 

Doane held a 26-16 total shot advantage.  The Tigers finished with 13 shots on goal compared to 10 for Concordia.  Karloff led the way for Doane with seven total shots.  Ihde had seven shots for Concordia.  Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) made 10 saves in net for the Bulldogs.  Kelsey Stark made eight saves to earn the win in net for Doane College. 

Concordia concludes the regular season with a match at Northwestern College on Saturday.