SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Women’s Soccer program has added three games to the spring 2021 varsity schedule, as announced on Monday (Dec. 21). Head Coach Thomas Goines’ squad played 13 regular season games this fall before wrapping up action for the calendar year 2020. The schedule additions will allow the Bulldogs to get their feet back underneath them prior to the GPAC tournament in April 2021.
Varsity schedule additions for spring 2021:
· Saturday, March 6 at Southwestern College (Winfield, Kan.), 2 p.m.
· Saturday, March 20 at Benedictine College (Atchison, Kan.), 1 p.m.
· Saturday, March 27 vs. Grand View University (Bulldog Stadium), 2 p.m.
All three contests shown above will count towards Concordia’s overall regular season record. Each nonconference foe included on the March 2021 slate also played a large portion of the regular season this fall. Southwestern (6-3) is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference while Benedictine (7-3-1) and Grand View (6-5-1) reside in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (all within the NAIA). A perennially strong program, Benedictine finished the 2019 season ranked 23rd in the NAIA.
Goines led his squad to a fall record of 9-3-1 overall. Concordia went 9-2-1 in conference play and tied for second place in the GPAC. Unofficially, the Bulldogs will be the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and will host a GPAC quarterfinal game on Saturday, April 3 with kickoff at 2 p.m. CT. The dates for the proceeding rounds are April 6 for the semifinals and April 9 for the championship game.
There were also two spring additions made to the reserve/JV schedule (both at home): March 16 versus Doane and March 24 versus Southeast Community College (Beatrice).
Eight Bulldogs earned some form of All-GPAC accolades, as announced by the GPAC last week. Junior Mikeila Martinez and sophomore Grace Soenksen were named to the first team while sophomore Allee Downing landed on the second team. For the complete list of honorees, click HERE.