GAME NOTES: Bulldog women wrap up regular season road games

By on Oct. 19, 2015 in Women's Soccer

GAME NOTES: Bulldog women wrap up regular season road games

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia women’s soccer team will compete in its last regular season road games this season in the upcoming week. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 the Bulldogs will travel to Doane College for a 5 p.m. start time. Then on Saturday, Oct. 24 CUNE will face Dakota Wesleyan University at 1 p.m. in South Dakota.

Concordia University (8-5-1, 2-4-1 GPAC) at Doane College (4-9, 2-5 GPAC)
Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 5 p.m. CT
Site: Al Papik Field | Crete, Neb.
Webcast: Livestream 
Live Stats: StatBroadcast 

Concordia University (8-5-1, 2-4-1 GPAC) at Dakota Wesleyan University (2-12, 0-7 GPAC)
Saturday, Oct. 24 | 1 p.m.
Site: Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex | Mitchell, S.D.
Webcast: Stretch Internet
Live Stats: Stretch Internet 

Last time out
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. Then on Saturday, Oct. 17, visiting Briar Cliff dodged several Bulldog bullets and got the game winner from Makenna Taylor with just 32 seconds remaining in regulation, allowing the Chargers to escape town with a 1-0 victory.

GPAC Players of the Week
Week 1: Esther Soenksen (Offense) 
Week 3: Jessica Skerston (Offense)
Week 5: Chrissy Lind (Defense)

GPAC rankings
As a team in the GPAC, Concordia leads in goals allowed per game (0.79), is tied for third in total shutouts (6), is ranked fourth in total goals (27) and in shutouts per game (0.43), tied for fourth in total assists (16), fifth in goals per game (1.93) and tied for fifth in assists per game (1.14).

Chrissy Lind – total saves, tied for seventh (59); goals against average, first (0.78); saves per game, sixth (4.54)

Jessica Skerston – total assists, tied for seventh (4); shots per game, tied for sixth (3.29); shots on goal per game, tied for 10th (1.57)

Esther Soenksen – points per game, tied for sixth (1.64); total points, tied for sixth (23); goals per game, seventh (0.71); total goals, tied for sixth (10); shots per game, tied for ninth (2.79); shots on goal per game, seventh (1.86); total game winning goals, tied for eighth (2)

National rankings
As a team, the Bulldogs rank 30th in total shutouts (6) and 39th in shutouts per game (0.43). Individually, keeper Chrissy Lind ranks 23rd in goals against per game (0.78).

“I think we did well in certain aspects of the game. We continue to do well in building an attack out of the back and in the middle third. I felt we did a better job creating attacks in the offensive third. We just weren’t able to finish those attacks we did create. We really have to put a focus on capitalizing on our chances to be able to put balls away and put games away. You leave teams in the game and bad things happen at the end. That was the case today.”

-Head coach Greg Henson

Scouting the Doane College Tigers
The Tigers of Doane College own a 4-9 (2-5 GPAC) record on the season so far. Dakota Wesleyan University and Mount Marty have been the Tigers’ two conference victories this season. In those two matches, Doane posted shutouts and scored a combined five goals. On average, the Tigers score 1.77 goals per game and own a shot percentage of .146 while holding their opponents to a percentage of .113. Keepers for Doane have combined for a total of 132 saves with a save percentage of .810. The Tigers are led by head coach Amanda Mason who is in her first year at Doane College. Mason is assisted by Chris Lawson.

Scouting the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers
The Tigers of Dakota Wesleyan University are currently 2-12 (0-7 GPAC) this season. DWU has defeated Clarke 1-0 in two overtimes and Presentation 4-2. The Tigers have a .649 shot on goal percentage and have held their opponents to a shots on goal percentage of .579. In the net, keepers for Dakota Wesleyan have a combined save percentage of .797 and allow 2.68 goals on the average. The Tigers lead the GPAC in saves per game at 10.64 and are ranked eighth in the nation in total saves with 149 this year. The Tigers are led by head coach Clayson Glasgow who is in his first season at Dakota Wesleyan University. Glasgow is assisted by Amanda Knoll and Hilary Dreyer.

Up next on the pitch 
The Concordia women’s soccer team will wrap up the regular season next week at home. On Wednesday, Oct. 28 the Bulldogs will welcome the College of Saint Mary Flames to Bulldog Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Then on Saturday, Oct. 31, Mount Marty College will visit Seward for Senior Day with a 5:30 p.m. start time.