Early goals lift Concordia to 2-0 win over Morningside

Concordia scored a pair of early goals in the first half to pick up a 2-0 women’s soccer win over Morningside College on Saturday in Sioux City.  The Bulldogs improved to 7-6 overall (4-2 GPAC) with the win, while the Mustangs dropped to 8-6-1 overall (3-4 GPAC).  

Jordan Donohoue (Manhattan, Kan.) scored in the second minute of the contest to give Concordia the early 1-0 advantage.  Emily Fleming (Gretna, Neb.) picked up the assist on Donohoue’s fourth goal of the season.  Just two minutes later, Concordia struck again with a goal by Molly Humlicek (Lincoln, Neb.).  Rachel Gordon (Lincoln, Neb.) delivered a corner kick, and Humlicek headed it in for her second goal of the season.  

Goalie Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) and the Bulldog defense took over from there.  Harris made 10 saves on the day to earn the shutout in net.  Donohoue and Melissa Stine (Omaha, Neb.) each had four shots to lead the way for the Bulldogs, who totaled 12 shots (nine on goal) in the win.  

Maggie Kukuk had a game-high eight shots (six on goal) for Morningside.  Miranda Gonka added four shots (two on goal).  Alyssa Reed made seven saves but suffered the loss for the Mustangs.  

Concordia returns home to host Nebraska Wesleyan University on October 19.  Scheduled start time is 5 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.