Skerston scores overtime game winning goal

By admin on Oct. 24, 2015 in Women's Soccer

Skerston scores overtime game winning goal

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Concordia women’s soccer team found a goal in the second overtime to defeat Dakota Wesleyan, 1-0 on Saturday, Oct. 24. Sophomore Jessica Skerston scored with 7:52 left in the last overtime.

The Concordia Bulldogs are now 10-5-1 overall and 4-4-1 in GPAC play. The Tigers fall to 3-13 and 1-8 in the GPAC.

Head coach Greg Henson said, “We got out to a slow start today. I felt like we weren’t ready to play out of the gate. We kind of chased the game a little bit but we got to come out with three points and the win. We made some adjustments at half time. We had much better energy and started to take control of the game.”

Skerston’s goal, her sixth of the year, came 102 minutes into the match. After a corner kick from Jennealle Condame was knocked around, Skerston eventually found the ball and the back of the net. Jordan McCoy was credited with the assist.

“It was unfortunate that we weren’t able to get the game winning goal in regulation,” Henson noted. “Their goal keeper played very well today. Once we got to overtime it was one of those situations where it was just a matter of time. We kept pushing and was finally able to get it in overtime. The goal came off a corner kick sent in by Jeannelle Condame and was bumped around but won by Jordan McCoy and then fell to Jessica Skerston and she was able to put it away.”

Concordia led Dakota Wesleyan in shots, 18-7 and shots on goal, 12-5. Chrissy Lind marked up her sixth shutout of the season and grabbed five saves. Cici Schnedier filled keeper duties for the Tigers and recorded nine saves.

On upcoming GPAC play Henson said, “We need to continue to go out and take care of business on our own. College of Saint Mary is a good team and program and we need to prepare for them.”

The Concordia women’s soccer team will return to action Wednesday, Oct. 28 as they take on the Flames of College of Saint Mary at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.