Hermes leads Midland University past Concordia, 2-1

A pair of goals by Nicola Hermes lifted Midland University to a 2-1 women’s soccer win over Concordia University on a chilly Wednesday evening in Seward.  The Warriors improved to 8-5 overall and 5-1 in conference play.  Concordia slipped to 6-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play.  

Hermes scored the opening goal of the game in the 10th minute.  It was the ninth goal of the season for Hermes, and the visiting Warriors took the 1-0 lead into the halftime break.  

Concordia tied the match at 1-1 in the 68th minute.  Bulldog sophomore Emily Fleming (Gretna, Neb.) ripped a shot from around 25 yards out.  Fleming’s shot glanced off the left post and just crossed the line to tie the score.  It was Fleming’s first goal of the season.  

Midland took the lead with less than 12 minutes remaining in regulation.  Hermes scored her second of the game and 10th of the season to put the Warriors back on top.  Concordia had some opportunities down the stretch, but Midland goalie Beth Russell and the Warrior defense secured the win.  

The Warriors totaled nine shots on the night with five shots on goal.  Concordia finished with 17 total shots and seven shots on goal.  

Russell allowed the one goal and made six saves on the evening.  Ariel Harris (Valley Center, Calif.) made three saves and took the loss in goal for the Bulldogs.  

Concordia travels to Morningside College on October 15.  Action is set to begin at 1 p.m. in Sioux City.