Dordt College hangs on for 3-2 win over Concordia

The Dordt College women’s soccer team earned a 3-2 victory over Concordia University on Saturday afternoon in Seward.  The Defenders improved to 9-3-1 overall and 4-2-1 in conference play with the win.  Concordia dropped to 5-6-1 overall and 1-4-1 in GPAC play with the loss. 

Concordia held a 19-8 advantage in shots in the contest.  However, Dordt College capitalized on their opportunities throughout the game.  Dordt took a 1-0 lead early in the first half on a goal by Stephanie Cooper.  Kelly Smies was credited with the assist for the Defenders. 

The Bulldogs tied the game at 1-1 midway through the first half.  Kelly Ross scored her fifth goal of the season to even things up, and the game remained tied heading into halftime. 

The Defenders jumped back on top with a goal by Noelle Kreykes.  It was Kreykes’ 10th goal of the season.  Less than four minutes later, Concordia’s Mallorie Blanck tied the score at 2-2 with a header off a corner kick by Hannah Denk.  With 15 minutes left in regulation, Morgan Rodenburgh scored the game-winning goal for Dordt College.

Concordia travels to Mount Marty College on October 16.