The No. 18 Bulldogs defeated the Defenders in NAIA Match of the Week

SEWARD, Neb. – The No. 18 Concordia women’s soccer team defeated Dordt College, 1-0 on Saturday, Oct. 3 in the NAIA Match of the Week. The Bulldogs’ goal came from sophomore Jeannelle Condame. Keeper Chrissy Lind put up a wall, tallying 10 saves.

Said head coach Greg Henson on the game, “We knew Dordt was going to be a challenging opponent, they’ve had a good year themselves. It was important for us to come out of the game with three points that was the goal for us, we didn’t care how pretty it was, we just wanted to get the result.”

The lone goal of the match came off a free kick by Condame almost four minutes into the second stanza.

Said Condame on her goal, “Normally teams set up a wall of three or four and they only put up one so it kind of threw me off. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I should shoot this, maybe I’ll just cross it in’ but coach was yelling at me to have a hit so I said okay and I hit it and it went in.”

The Bulldogs were outshot 8-15 by the Defenders and in shots on goal, 10-3. All 10 shots on goal for Dort were saved by Lind who played all 90 minutes. The 10 saves collected by the junior was a season high. Deianira Felts filled the net for the Defenders, recording two saves and also playing all 90 minutes.

“Chrissy does a great job for us,” Henson noted on Lind. “She has the last two years and this year is no different. She deals well with balls and shots taken from a distance. We’re content with giving up shots from outside the box because we know Chrissy is going to make those saves.”

The No. 18 Bulldogs improve to 7-2-1 (1-1-1 GPAC) on the season while the Dordt Defenders fall to 6-4-0 (1-2 GPAC) this year.

The Concordia Bulldogs will be back on the pitch on Wednesday, Oct. 7 as the take on Midland University at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. with live webcast available on the Concordia Sports Network.