Midland University held on for a 2-1 women’s soccer win over Concordia on Wednesday afternoon in Fremont. The Warriors improved to 5-2-2 overall on the year with a 3-1 mark in the GPAC. Concordia dropped its third straight game to fall to 4-5 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
Molly Bolibaugh put Midland on top in the first half with a goal in the 30th minute. Kayla Smelker had the assist on the Warriors’ first goal. Concordia tied it up less than a minute later with a goal by Jordan Donohoue. Donohoue’s goal followed a corner kick by Hannah Denk.
The score remained the same until the second half. Smelker scored the game-winner in the 64th minute for the Warriors off an assist by Nicola Hermes.
Midland held a 17-12 shot advantage in the game. Beth Russell made five saves in goal for the Warriors, while Ariel Harris made six saves for the Bulldogs. Jamie Sanchez added a game-high six shots in a losing effort for Concordia.
Concordia hosts the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 6 pm at Bulldog Stadium.